Media Release: Media invite to the Scottish press launch of Sailor Jerry

Fat Buddha Store

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Scottish press ;aunch of Sailor Jerry’s ‘Homeward Bound’ at Fat Buddha’s New Store

YOU are invited to the Scottish press launch of ‘Homeward Bound: The Life & Times of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry’ at Fat Buddha’s three-floor second store at Glasgow at 73 St Vincent Street, Glasgow at 5pm on Thursday 9 June.

Celebrating the 100th birthday of legendary tattooist, Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, Homeward Bound accompanies the critically-acclaimed cult film, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, which is set for UK DVD release later this year.

With previously unseen photos and essays collected during the making of the film, the book recalls the era and artistic legacy of Norman Collins, the ‘father of old-school tattooing’.

Says a spokesperson: “His visionary style inspired an entire generation of tattoo artists and his influence is still recognised today.

“Norman Collins’ shop was a point of call for many sailors, miles from home and ready for war, fuelled by devil-may-care attitudes and a lust for life.

“These men went on shore leave with a single purpose in mind: to get ‘stewed, screwed and tattooed’ – taking in their first taste of liberty.”

Fat Buddha is Glasgow’s only street culture specialist, stocking everything from clothing, footwear, design-led books, urban vinyl toys and spray paint supplies.

More than twice the size of the original and thriving Fat Buddha at Bath Street, the new outlet signals a repositioning of the retailer’s offering with a renewed focus on quality fashion brands, an extensive magazine rack and a basement stacked full of paint supplies.

A selection of Sailor Jerry Spiced drinks will be available on the night and Fat Buddha owner, Leslie Docherty, will be available for interview.

RSVP Susan Christie at Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 / 07971 823651.

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Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018