Sailor Vern Ingemarson, a tattooer for 30+ years, was a disciple of Cap Coleman. In the 1940s, he started his career working alongside Coleman and Paul Rogers in Norfolk, VA and later worked with Duke Kaufman in San Francisco. This book contains never before seen flash, acetates, photographs, and line drawings from Sailor Vern, Duke Kaufman, Cap Coleman, Paul Rogers, Percy Waters, and many more.
This history of a largely forgotten tattoo legend was lovingly created by the editors of Yellow Beak Press. Keying in on the juxtaposition between the power of Sailor Vern's tattoo imagery, with the demure personality of a committed family man, this book is a meditation on the complexity in each one of us.