New York, (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- They say that when it comes to tattoo artistry, there is only one person that can be considered as the foremost American tattoo artist of his time, and person is Norman Collins or popularly known for his alias as "Sailor Jerry".
He was the one that created needle formations that embedded pigment with much less trauma to the skin, and he was one of the first to utilize single-use needles and hospital-quality sterilization. His attention to detail was so precise that the riggings in his nautical tattoos were perfectly accurate. Artistically, his influence stems from his union of the roguish attitude of the American sailor with the mysticism and technical prowess of the Far East.
Sailor Jerry became more popular because of the unique style he used in each of his work. He maintained a close correspondence with Japanese tattoo masters during his career. He regarded tattoos as the ultimate rebellion against "the Squares". For wholesaling purposes, visit an online wholesale ed hardy clothing shop.
But other than Sailor Jerry, there is also another one than specialized in incorporating Japanese Tattoo in his works, and this is Ed Hardy. Don Ed Hardy is an American tattoo artist born in Iowa in 1945, and raised in Southern California. A pupil of Sailor Jerry, Hardy is recognized for incorporating Japanese tattoo aesthetic and technique into his work.
But other than his own artworks, the Don Ed Hardy styles are also popular with clothing lines. These clothing lines are called the Don Ed Hardy Branded clothing line. In 2002 Hardy was approached by Ku USA, Inc. to produce a line of clothing based on Hardy's art and a licence agreement was signed. Buy discounted wholesale ed hardy by visiting an online wholesale clothing shop.
Within two years, the collection had drawn the interest of Saks companies. Hardy and Ku USA formed Hardy Life LLC, which holds the trademark ownership as well as the copyrights to all his images.
In 2004, Christian Audigier licensed the rights to produce the high-end Ed Hardy clothing line, which is based on Hardy's imagery. Prior to the Ed Hardy clothing line, Audigier was the Head Designer at Von Dutch Originals, which marketed the imagery of Kenny Howard|Von Dutch.
There are currently at least thirteen Ed Hardy stores, located in Waikiki, Dubai, Kuwait, Tel Aviv, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson, Houston, New York, Boston, Tokyo, Singapore, Berlin, Riga, three in Australia and two stores have recently been opened in India, one in New Delhi and the other in Mumbai. Learn how to buy wholesale ed hardy clothing lines by visiting an online wholesale clothing shop.