Between 1940 and 1973, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins became known as the greatest practitioner of classic American tattooing. His masterful designs, featuring ships and beautiful girls, eagles, hearts, roses, and other now-familiar motifs, were widely imitated but rarely matched for boldness, elegance, and clarity. This book is generously illustrated with color photos of his art. It features extensive selections from Sailor Jerry’s personal letters, plus essays on his life and art. Softbound, printed on glossy paper.