By Daylen D on 5/7/2013
We are looking for a rare breed of individuals – those walking the earth with tattoos inked by Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins himself. These men and women represent living history, which is why we want to photograph their tattoos and interview them about their session with Jerry. We bet they have damn good stories to tell, including their impressions of the remarkable time and place that was Hotel Street, Honolulu back in the day.
The pictures and interviews will be part of an exhibition we're creating to capture, share, and archive the work of ‘The Man’ in its purest form. We hope to learn as much as we can about the real Norman Collins and his artistic legacy.
If you or someone you know is sporting original Sailor Jerry ink, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know who has the ink and what the design is. Attach a photo if possible and include any story or details to go along with it. Be sure to provide contact info so we can be in touch. Thanks for helping us document tattoo history.
By Daylen D on 5/2/2013
This year marks a special milestone since the passing of our namesake Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins. It's been 40 years since his death on June 12th 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii, his longtime home. This made us think long and hard about his enduring legacy and how to properly commemorate a groundbreaking artist and memorable character.
Of course Norman is most famous in the tattoo community for his accomplishments in the American Traditional style. But what else made him such an important cultural icon? We realized there's much more to the man than you probably know. To honor his legacy, we will be posting a fact on our Facebook and Twitter pages about Norman every day for the 40 days leading up to the anniversary of his death.
Take notes! The bounty of information will come into play on June 12th when we launch a worldwide 40 Facts Quiz where you can take a shot at recalling the details. The top-scoring fans will have a chance to win gift certificates to the Sailor Jerry store. You may think you know everything about Norman, but our questions may surprise you. Sailor Jerry is much more than a rum and we're here to school you.
By Becka Smith on 7/20/2012
Folks, we're stoked to announce that we will be returning to the Kendal Calling Festival next week up in the green fields of Cumbria. The festival has a stellar line-up and a sweet vibe...add in our fully stocked Airstream bar and you've got a very good mix.
As per 2011, we'll have DJs on all three evenings helping you rock out through the night. A new addition to the 2012 set up is our very own exclusive Sailor Jerry Clothing Store. You don't have to rip the t-shirts off our staff this time as there will be plenty for you to get your hands on.
We're feeling nice too so we're even running a competition on site for 1 person to win £50 worth of original Sailor Jerry gear on Saturday and Sunday. It couldn't be easier to enter - fill in an entry card, drop it in the box and come back for the draw at 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Easy!
Now, tickets to the festival are all sold out so if you fancy joining us, we're giving away 2x pairs of VIP weekend camping tickets over on Facebook. You don't have long to enter as the competition closes at 12 Midday on Monday 23rd July. Follow the link below to enter - remember, you must be over 18 and you must provide the correct address details so we can send you your tickets! Good luck and we'll see you in the fields!
Kendal Calling ticket competition - enter HERE.
By Becka Smith on 6/25/2012
Ladies and gentlemen, guys and dolls, we are officially closing the doors of Hotel Street on Saturday 30th June. We've had a damn good ride and this week is gonna be even better. If you haven't been down yet then it's time to step up. And you better move fast if you don't want to miss out as once it's gone, it's gone forever. And we mean that.
If you need and excuse (any should do really) then here's what's going down in the next few days:
Tues 26th June - The Minutes and Girls Names hit our exclusive stage, along with some rock and roll DJs taking us through to 2am. Partying on a school night is simply how we roll. How about you? Take a look at The Minutes' Facebook page here and revel in the delight of a song below:
Weds 27th June - Come on down during the day and have a spending spree with the last of the clothing. You know you wanna! We're closed in the evening for a private party...sorry about that.
Thurs 28th & Fri 29th June - We'll have loads going on - a burrito eating competition from 12-2pm...do you think you've got the stomach? It's also your last chance to party with us without an entry fee of ticket....hands up if you wanna join us? You certainly won't be disappointed....
Sat 30th June - The party of the year - Hotel Street Closing Night! Starting with a Challenge Jerry Arm Wrestling competition and burrito eating finals in the daytime moving into a sweet late-night party 'till 2am. Tickets available soon for only £3...limited availability for those who move fast. Sweet headliner to be announced soon...
And it that's really not enough, our gallery of original Norman Collins artwork is still on display for you to drool over. If you like tattoos, you will like this. We've had grown men crying over the beauty and historical significance. Really.
Don't forget - the Sailor Jerry clothing store awaits you - with the gorgeous girls selling the clothes and the gorgeous clothes themselves, it should be the icing on the cake of your visit.
Gig tickets can be found here
Hotel Street: 121 - 125 Charing Cross Road, London. WC2H 0EW, E: email@example.com - nearest tube is Tottenham Court Road. To see us on a Google map, click here.
See you at the bar.
By Becka Smith on 6/21/2012