Celebrate Sailor Jerry's 102nd Birthday Today
Today, one of tattoo's most iconic figures would have turned 102 years old: Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. And the fine folks at the Sailor Jerry brand naturally want to celebrate in the way they are accustomed, with tattoos and booze. The parties tonight go down in Chicago and Brooklyn. I've vowed to go "alcohol-free till forty" myself (don't worry, just for a few more weeks), but we may check out the action tonight nevertheless.
So, in NYC, the festivities will take place tonight from 8:00pm to 3:00 am at the brand new spot The Passenger - 229 Roebling St, in Williamsburg. A Pop Up tattoo shop will be set up in the Passenger by Three Kings Tattoo. Dj Steve Lewis from Blackbook mag will be on the decks serving up punk.
In Chicago, the fabulous artists at Chicago Tattoo will commemorate Sailor Jerry by giving away 102 anchor tattoos, from noon to 3:00 am. After getting tattooed, each person will receive a complimentary drink token redeemable around the corner at Trader Todd's.
At both parties, they'll be serving up Sailor Jerry Hot Apple Cider rum. Yum!