The Tattoo’d America Pop-up Attraction, opening April 11 at Pop Vegas at The LINQ Promenade at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, announces its partnership with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Tattoo’d America will feature onsite a Sailor Jerry museum-within-a-museum which will include a unique collection of famed tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ original tattoo flash sheets and photography. In addition, visitors will be able participate in a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktail tasting experience.
Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the Navy vet who became famous for his all-American inking of soldiers and sailors in World War II-era Honolulu, had an undeniable influence on the tattoo world. Among his achievements, he invented the colour purple for ink and promoted the use of clean and sterile needles. Inspired by Collins’ dedication to his crafts, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum exemplifies his spirit when crafting their rum.
“Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins is the godfather of the traditional tattoo and he lived his life unapologetically and outside the lines, and to be able to share that work with old school and new school tattoo fans is what Sailor Jerry is all about,” said Ashley Thomas, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand ambassador.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is blended and bottled in America. Just like Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, who spent his time both in the U.S. Navy and then tattooing sailors in his home of Honolulu, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is proud of its American roots.