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Tattoos and Rum: The Story of the Real Sailor Jerry, Norman Collins | The Manual

Tattoos and Rum: The Story of the Real Sailor Jerry, Norman Collins | The Manual

Norman Keith Collins—who would later be known by his nickname, Sailor Jerry—was born January 14, 1911 in Reno, Nevada, though he spent his childhood years in Ukiah, California (about 150 miles northwest of Sacramento). As a child, he was given the nickname Jerry by his parents, who had a donkey of the same name.

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