It's where you go for work – but also for meaning and adventure.
Sailor Jerry loved ships and held master papers on every major type of vessel.
Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.emblazoned with "Mom" or the name of a sailor's sweetheart (the people who keep them grounded). It says you’re not about to become someone else’s seafood. The other is that tattoos, in the ancient world and in Jerry's day, were often the marks of warriors, mercenaries and adventurers – people whose life choices represented coming to terms with death (“Death Or Dishonour”) or perversely inoculating one's self against it (“Rats Get Fat While Brave Men Die”).
Anchors have become popular within general tattoo culture over the years, but the symbolism is still the same. Sailor Jerry’s attitude toward sharks embodied those of many a sailor. Sometimes animal tattoos are about taking on its traits. After WWII, Jerry remained on his beloved Hawaiian Islands the rest of his life.
With just a bit of skin exposure, women of the time managed to stay sassy yet elegant and look gorgeous… Some light fading from normal wear, but no flaws or rips.
This July pinup girl dates from 1953 and was painted by George Petty.
From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialty products.
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The 1940s were the era of a ground-breaking fashion trend ‒ the exceptional pin-up style.