Get inked for free in honor of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins' birthday
Get inked at this day-into-night party celebrating the father of old-school tattooing. Born on January 14, 1911, today would have marked Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins 103rd birthday. In honor of the occasion, Sailor Jerry Rum are throwing tattoo shindigs in cities all over the country. The New York version goes down at the Lower East Side dive 169 Bar and finds artists from famed Brooklyn tattoo parlor Three Kings inking free swallow tattoos on the first 103 folks who come by. In addition to free tats, the soiree features specialty Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails, rum-soaked treats and a boozy birthday cake. We suggest arriving early if you want to be adorned with a free bird.