The New York screening of the much-anticipated “Hori Smoku Sailor
Jerry” film will take place at Tribeca Cinemas on June 24th, 2009 at
Space is limited, please RSVP at
http://horismokumovie.com/nyscreening/ for entry.
Antenna Magazine features the Sailor Jerry anchor polo.
On June 21, the center will screen A Scarred History of Great Britain; July 25, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, and Aug. 20 The Mark of Cain, tattoos from the Russian Gulag.
Would you get a tattoo if it were free?
Because this weekend, they're gonna be.
As part of some crazy promotion/out of the goodness of their ink-crazed hearts, Sailor Jerry (116-118 S. 13th St., 215-531-6380) is holding two free events this Friday and Sunday: a show by the A.K.A.s before they leave for the Vans Warped Tour, and a free-of-charge tattoo day at Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo (904 Arch St., 215-440-9997).
I don't have any tattoos, and the reason being is that every time I look back on who I was a year ago, I think, "What a fool … I definitely wouldn't trust that person to get a tattoo I'd like for the rest of my life." But this free business is pretty tempting. Are any of you tattoo virgins going to do the deed this weekend?
UPDATE: There is a catch — the tattoo has to be of the band's logo. That's kinda lame … but still, it's free, so kinda cool. More info the band's MySpace.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry Trailer
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins, explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.
"Hori Smoku is a well developed and beautifully filmed documentary that won several awards over the past two years for it’s coverage of America’s most notorious deviant. Director Erich Weiss spent two years traveling, doing interviews, and gathering information on the life of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Considered the pioneer of modern day tattooing Sailor Jerry is its most recognizable face. Not only is Weiss able to give us a glimpse into Sailor Jerry’s life and character but also shows us a clear picture of how World War II influenced him and how, in return, he’s influenced every tattoo artist since."