One of the most famous Tattoo Artists of all time is Sailor Jerry. Not enough can be said about what he was doing at the time and how it has impacted generations since and style since.
While his iconic work is worn by countless people who chose the design from tattoo flash off the wall, rarely does one get to see an actual piece done by the man himself these days. Until now…
Steven V.’s custom tiger tattoo by Sailor Jerry, was done 40 years ago in Chinatown of Honolulu Hawaii. Sailor Jerry is not only one of the most famous tattoo artists of all time, it’s also one of the most famous Hawaii Tattoo Artists of all time, and his shop was in the Chinatown area at that time. Steve was 15 at the time and this tattoo has stood the test of time, still looking good 4 decades later.
Flashback Fun Fact: For sale in Chinatown at the time was elephant weed joints laced with opium.
Thanks for stopping by Steve! If anyone else wants to roll through and show us a piece by a legend, please do! Better yet, come get tattooed by one of our team led by Tattoo Adam, who has been tattooing for nearly 22 years. In 40 years, you can compare notes with others who’ve been tattooed by Adam and the artists here at our Waikiki Tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo!
See ya soon!
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