Sailor Jerry
Sailor Jerry

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Name: Sailor Jerry
Occupation: Artist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 14, 1911
Death Date: Jun 12, 1973 (age 62)
Age: Aged 62
Birth Place: Reno, United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry was born on January 14, 1911 in Reno, United States (62 years old). Sailor Jerry is an Artist, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Sailor Jerrynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He also played saxophone in his own dance band for a number of years.

Does Sailor Jerry Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Sailor Jerry died on Jun 12, 1973 (age 62).

Net Worth

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Before Fame

He learned tattooing as a child from different tattoo artists while traveling the country and he practiced on drunks from skid row that would come into the tattoo parlors.

Biography Timeline


Norman Keith Collins was born on January 14, 1911 in Reno but grew up in Northern California. As a child he hopped freight trains across the country and learned tattooing from a man named "Big Mike" from Palmer, Alaska, originally using the hand-pricking method. In the late 1920s he met Tatts Thomas from Chicago who taught him how to use a tattoo machine. He practiced on drunks brought in from Skid Row. He later sailed the Pacific Ocean before settling in Hawaii in the 1930s.


In 1999, Ed Hardy and Mike Malone partnered with Steven Grasse from the Philadelphia-based creative agency, Quaker City Mercantile, to establish Sailor Jerry Ltd. The limited company, which owns the commercial rights to Collins' letters, art, and flash (tattoos), uses his designs on clothing and items such as ash trays, sneakers, playing cards, churchkeys and shot glasses. As an anti-sweatshop company, Sailor Jerry Ltd. produces nearly all its items in the United States and sells them from the company's web site. The company also showcases rising talents within the Tattoo industry in its "Artist Series" which it describes as a way to "keep Sailor Jerry's legacy alive and kicking".


Sailor Jerry Ltd. produces a 92 proof spiced Navy rum featuring a quintessential Sailor Jerry hula girl on the label. As the bottle is emptied, additional pin-up girls designed by Sailor Jerry are visible on the inner side of the label. The rum is distilled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It takes its influence from Caribbean rum, which sailors would spice with flavors from the Far East and Asia. In 2010, the 40% ABV formula being sold in the United Kingdom was changed to include a less sweet taste in a move that was described as more "vanilla and caramel flavours".


Since 2015, an annual independently produced event now takes place in Hawaii every June called the "Sailor Jerry Festival" to honor Collins's legacy and Chinatown roots on Oahu. The multi-venue event includes live music, DJ's, cabaret performances, an art show - featured artists have included Sailor Jerry's great-grand niece Madison Thomas, local artists, and Masami Teraoka, movie screenings, a pin-up fashion show – where models wear outfits designed from Sailor Jerry flash, neighborhood tours, and tattoos available at three area shops, including Sailor Jerry's last location. A portion of the proceeds from the event is donated every year to the Collins family by the festival founder (Jason Miller of Express Records) and his co-host 'Josh86' (a popular musician and entrepreneur).

Family Life

Sailor was raised in Northern Caifornia with his family.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Sailor Jerry is 111 years, 10 months and 19 days old. Sailor Jerry will celebrate 112th birthday on a Saturday 14th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Sailor Jerry upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

109th birthday - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Score Sailor Jerry Tattoos For $20.00 For Norman Collins 109th Birthday

giving away 109 Sailor Jerry designed tattoos for only $20.00 each. That's right, full-on, exquisitely done Sailor Jerry Tattoos for only $20.00!!

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107th birthday - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sailor Jerry & INKED Celebrate Norman Collins' 107th Birthday in Style

Drink Sailor Jerry Responsibly In 1911, Norman Keith Collins, also known as Sailor Jerry, was born. Collins is known as one of the most influential and

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100th birthday - Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins Tattoo Artist

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