Sailor Jerrys Tattoo Stencils

Sailor Jerrys Tattoo Stencils

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by Kate Hellenbrand
     
 
American tattoo master Sailor Jerry Collins of Hawaii is best known for his remarkable tattoo designs, blending the fluidity of Asian motifs into classic American tattoo imagery. Until now, most of Sailor Jerrys work has been controlled by a handful of collectors, seen only at museum or art gallery exhibitions or in short-run, self-published books. Here is a sizeable

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American tattoo master Sailor Jerry Collins of Hawaii is best known for his remarkable tattoo designs, blending the fluidity of Asian motifs into classic American tattoo imagery. Until now, most of Sailor Jerrys work has been controlled by a handful of collectors, seen only at museum or art gallery exhibitions or in short-run, self-published books. Here is a sizeable portion of Sailor Jerrys stencils, the newest tattoo collectible, spanning his tattoo career, from the 1940s to the early 1970s. The basic line work of hundreds of his staple and surprisingly beautiful designspin-ups, roses, bluebirds, hearts, and banners, and Jerrys infamous military/political cartoons. The stencils themselves were handcut in celluloid, vinyl or acetate sheets by the master himself for use during his day-to-day thriving tattoo trade in downtown Honolulu. They are, in the best sense, permanent tattoos carved in plastic, enduring through time. In their original condition, most carry residual charcoal dust from their last use. All are signed by Jerry with one of his several distinctive signatures. This is the only book of its kinda workbook for artists, and a design catalog for folk art historians. The value of the stencils is included, along with descriptions of stencils and their usage and a glossary of tattoo terminology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764315626
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
284,215
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.68(h) x 0.26(d)

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Sailor Jerrys Tattoo Stencils 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for anyone interested in Tattoo artistry
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Denver_Red More than 1 year ago
For those that love "old-school" tattoos and need ideas this is the perfect reference for you. Just trace what you like, or us it for inspiration for your own design.