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Erich Weiss in Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life of Norman K. Collins

2008 NR

Meet Norman Keith Collins, aka "Sailor Jerry," who combined Asian and Western styles and techniques to transform tattooing into modern art, and discover the fascinating history of tattoo artists in the U.S. Filmmaker Erich Weiss interviews top practitioners and tracks down rare archival footage of Collins at work before his 1973 death to show how he left his indelible mark, literally and figuratively, on the industry.