Date(s) - 06/17/2017
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Think Fast Improv will be performing improv comedy at the Sailor Jerry Festival on June 17th! Join Think Fast Improv as bust out their favorite short form games while celebrating the iconic tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins!
About the festival according to their website:
“The Sailor Jerry Festival intends to be an Annual Event celebrating the life, interests, and incredible talents of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins… or Norman Keith Collins, NKC, Old Ironsides, etc.
“Collins operated a tattoo shop located in Chinatown, on Oahu’s south shore. He was the first western tattoo artist to utilize the smooth style and vibrant colors seen in Asian art. Collins also expanded the array of colors available in tattoo art by developing his own pigments. He created needle formations that embedded pigment with much less trauma to the skin and was one of the first artists to utilize single-use needles and to use an autoclave for sterilization. Sailor Jerry’s last studio was at 1033 Smith Street, then the only place on the island where tattoo studios were located. His tattoos changed the way the art was applied, and improved safety standards in the industry while also inspiring all to come after him. His work has been displayed in countless art books, and also at museums including the Honolulu Museum of Art. An award winning documentary was made about his story titled “Hori Smoku”. Collins passed away in 1973 and until now, the Chinatown neighborhood has done little to celebrate his life and impact on the art world. We hope to bring more attention to this man and his influence. Many are surprised to learn more about him once they start to research his legacy and we’d like to help more people do so. Not necessarily a saint (he lived in a different time after all) his influence and innovations are undeniable.
“This festival aims to respectfully honor his life, career, and global influence… right where the legendary man spent so much of his time… Oahu’s Chinatown District.
“It features live music, local artists,
and many of the things associated with tattoo culture… past and present.It was even responsible for re-connecting some members of his family tree.”
DATE: Saturday, June 17th
WHERE: Scarlet Honolulu
80 S Pauahi St, Honolulu, HI 96813