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Jodie Michalak

Have a Very Old School Tattoo Stencil for Christmas

By December 18, 2012

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Do you have tattoo lover on your list? It's not too late to surprise him with a bit of history from one of the most well-known names in the tattooing industry, Sailor Jerry.

Old school tattoos of the rarest type are up for grabs on eBay from tattoo artist Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand, one of Sailor Jerry's last apprentices and the owner of this fabulous collection of stencils perfect for slipping into a stocking , and then onto a sleeve.

Precious pieces from her rare collection are being sold on eBay here. and on Facebook here.

As per Kate:

These are from my private collection, which you can see in my two best-selling Schiffer books: Sailor Jerry Acetate Tattoo Stencils Vol. I & Vol. II

The stencils have been kept safe by me since I purchased them from Jerry's widow in 1972.

It's time to send them to those who's lives have been touched by Jerry and his contribution to our global artform...

Each is signed by either Jerry's NKC (for his Christian name: Norman Keith Collins) or the SJ (for Sailor Jerry, of course.)

Shipping will be from Holland where I am currently staying so the faster you order, the quicker you'll get the stencil.

Emails and questions can further be sent to Shanghai Kate at dameoftheworld@aol.com

Have a very Old School Christmas!

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