Tomorrow (Tuesday) is what would have been the original Sailor Jerry’s birthday, and you know what that means? Lots of jokes about crusty seamen! Sorry, couldn’t resist: it actually means free tattoos and cheap rum for you and all your adventurous ilk. And when we say “adventurous,” we don’t mean because of the tattooing: we mean you’ll have to go into Manhattan.
To celebrate Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the father of so many of those nautical tattoos that adorn your favorite out-of-your-league bartender, the rum company is offering free tattoos 169 Bar on the LES, from Brooklyn’s Three Kings tattoos, on Tuesday (1/14)
It’s first-come, first-served for the first 103 people that get in line, with tattoos starting at 2pm and going through midnight. You only get one choice of tattoo this time: the swallow (urge for seamen joke … rising…).
The party will also include special Sailor Jerry rum cocktails (like the Hot Apple Jerry), rum-soaked bites and a boozy birthday cake. And as a side note, 169 Bar is one of our favorite Brokelyn-approved Manhattan bars. Cheap beers and shots and dumplings and crawfish for daaaaays, and also a dinosaur head mounted on the wall like a hunting trophy.
Here’s the design: