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

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


Sunday Jul 01 01:00 PM
Sunday Jul 01 04:00 PM
Sunday Jul 01 07:30 PM
Tuesday Jul 03 01:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 03 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Directed Erich Weiss. USA, 2008, 77 mins.

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins is arguably the most influential tattoo artist in history—and for most of his career he was based in Honolulu. Combining Asian and Western styles and techniques, he transformed tattooing into a modern art form. Known for his larger-than-life persona, the American legend and left an indelible mark, literally and figuratively, on the industry.


Stoney Knows How: Life As a Tattoo Artist (short)

Directed by Alan Govenar and Bruce "Pacho" Lane, USA,1984, 29 mins.

Disabled by arthritis from the age of four and confined to a wheelchair, Stoney St. Clair took up tattooing at age 16. Watching Stoney at work, we see the determination that led him to heal himself and others with the magic of symbols.

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