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Ahoy, Sailor Jerry

July 1, 2009

Nicely hand-painted ad/mural went up on 29th and Mission (by the 3300 Club and the loading dock for Cole Hardware), replacing the previous Dewars hand painted ad.

I am unfamiliar with Sailor Jerry — I somehow doubt she is one of Barrett’s Privateers (the best drinking song EVER, rum or not.)

And I have no idea how that bikini is staying on.

Anyway, click to zoom the top image for the full panorama.

sailor jerry

(Wait, is that actually Sailor Jerry on the left?  Or is this beverage intended for an unpictured Sailor Jerry?)


jerry right

I have discovered that Panorama on the iPhone can do rather nice renderings of flat surfaces like walls, etc — I scooted down the sidewalk from one end of the mural to the other, taking about 8 shots to make this one. (For anything with depth, rotating from a single point is required unless you want the multiheaded disembodied syndrome. Damned parallax…)

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  1. July 2, 2009 3:12 am

    Sailor Jerry is one of the most famous tattoo artists ever. He was one of the first people to do tattoos in color, because he invented his own body-safe inks. He entrusted his legacy to two of his apprentices, who licensed his name to a brand of rum that uses his art in its ads/labels.

  2. July 2, 2009 12:56 pm

    I’m an Ambassador for SJR (good stuff, spiced Navy-style rum, tastes like vanilla). Sailor Jerry = Norman Collins. He was in the USN and started tattooing in Hawaii. He apprenticed Ed Hardy as a tattooer as well. The hula girl on the bottle of Rum is one of his flash girls, not him haha. That mural is rad!

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