Sailor Jerry Tattoo Ideas

When it comes to classic nautical tattoos, no one breathed new life into the body art form like Norman Keith Collins, a.k.a. Sailor Jerry. His vintage-inspired, but timeless tattoos have remained an inspiration to ink aficionados for decades. The top Sailor Jerry tattoos come in many forms. Some cute Sailor Jerry tattoo designs contain messages of love on hearts, while other cool Sailor Jerry tattoos feature beautiful pinup girls. A few unique Sailor Jerry tattoos even feature animals.

What types of designs will you find on this list of one-of-a-kind Sailor Jerry tattoo ideas? Anchors are a popular design element in Sailor Jerry's body art. As a prominent tattoo artist of sailors, it should come as no surprise that nautical imagery was a favorite of this tattoo legend. Gorgeous women are also frequently featured in Sailor Jerry tattoos. Bird of prey, including eagles, are prominent in Sailor Jerry tattoos as well. Other good body art featured on this roundup of the best Sailor Jerry tattoo ideas list include weapons and wildcats.

Which Sailor Jerry tattoo idea deserves the top spot on this list? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite designs a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


  • 1. Heart And Dagger Sailor Jerry Tattoo

    Heart And Dagger Sailor Jerry Tattoo
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • 2. Skull And Rat Sailor Jerry Tattoo

    Skull And Rat Sailor Jerry Tattoo
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
  • 3. Rattlesnake Sailor Jerry Tattoo

    Rattlesnake Sailor Jerry Tattoo
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • 4. Eagle Sailor Jerry Tattoo

  • 5. Navy Girl Sailor Jerry Tattoo

  • 6. Pirate Sailor Jerry Tattoo

    Pirate Sailor Jerry Tattoo
    Photo: flickr / CC0