Exhibit explores sailors and tattooing culture
Got a tattoo? You might be emulating Angelina or Shaq, but likely none of you would be inked at all if not for sailors.
That's the premise behind a new exhibit tracing the history of tattoos in American culture: The prevalence of tattooing today stems directly from the ongoing custom started by merchant and naval seamen in the 18th century.
Watch this clip from The Today Show, with Martha Stewart presenting featured Spring cocktails using Hendrick's!
New Private Label Artist Tees from Art in the Age
April Debut Includes Designs from Ben Woodward and Julianne Ahn
Kick off Spring with two new private label tees, from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction! April's release includes original designs from Philadelphia based artists, Ben Woodward and Julianne Ahn. Woodward's "Roller and Hammer" and Ahn's "Blue Tape" stay true to the Art in the Age brand with custom sewn and dyed fabrics.
"Breathable Hendrick's Gin and Tonic, courtesy of Bompas and Parr"
Hendrick's describe themself as the "unusual gin". They are well known for their quirky, slightly mad behavior that some would describe as eccentrically English. This stems from the way they make their gin. Instead of being juniper heavy, their gin is bursting with fresh cucumber and if I'm not mistaken a hint of rose. They have sponsored the brilliantly weird Chap magazine and have curated events such as the Chap Olympics which you can see more about on their G&TV show below.
Goo Goo G'joob? Introducing The Walrus t-shirt from an artsy-type shop, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Also comes in slate on grey, but I think the shades of blue shown above suit our tusked friend here better. Bucket sold separately. "
I first read about this documentary in Inked magazine a while ago.
Then I stumbled across this trailer for "Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry" on YouTube.
If you're into the art of tattoos you should know the master behind many classic designs, the one and only Sailor Jerry.
I hope "Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry" be avaliable on dvd soon.
If you, like me, are a fan of his artwork then you should check out some of the merch that is inspired by his designs at sailorjerry.com (officially licensed and sanctioned).
If you're in Europe you can buy your Sailor Jerry merch from Outcast.
I am the proud owner of these little darlings.
You can read more about Norman Collins aka Sailor Jerry here.
For more on the documentary, go to horismokumovie.com