**Sailor Vern Books Have Arrived!**

The time has finally come and the Sailor Vern Books are officially in our hands! We are so excited to have the books in stock and can't wait to ship out all of your preorders. We will be packing up all preorders this weekend and they will ship out on Monday April 20th. Thanks to everyone who preordered! We appreciate your patience and support. 




****Huge thanks to all of our friends and family that helped unload the books today. Couldn't have done it without you!***

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Just Arrived - Vintage Cap Coleman/Charlie Barrs Tattoo Shop Front Posters and Prints!

**We are happy to announce the arrival of these new posters and photo prints!**

Rare vintage photograph of the infamous Coleman and Barrs shop front in Norfolk, VA circa 1939. Pictured in vivid high-resolution, this image features a dynamic look into the rich history of the early 20th Century. We have acquired licensing through National Geographic and are excited to share this image with you!

  • Available in Two Sizes: Poster (18x24) or Photo Print (8x10)
  • Poster: Heavy 100lb gloss with UV coating
  • Photo Print: Thick Cardstock with UV coating and rounded corners
  • Vivid High Resolution

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Just Arrived - Vintage Stella Grassman Color Photo Prints!

We are excited to announce the arrival of stunningly vivid color photo reprints of the classic tattooed beauty Stella Grassman circa 1931. Originally printed using one of the first color photography processes, this stunning autochrome photograph features Grassman, a well-known tattooed woman of the early 20th Century. This almost candid photograph gives us a high definition glimpse into the past. Her beautiful tattoos were done by her husband Samuel "Deafy" Grassman. We have obtained licensing from the original source, National Geographic, and are excited to share this amazing image with you. Limited quantities.



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Sailor Vern Ingemarson

     We are excited to announce our new and upcoming project “Sailor Vern: a biography”. Sailor Vern Ingemarson was a tattooer for 30+ years, beginning in Norfolk, VA. As a sailor in WWII, Vern was exposed to tattooing for the first time and this peaked his interest. A disciple of Cap Coleman, he started his career working alongside Coleman and Paul Rogers in Norfolk. When his career demanded it, Vern moved back to San Francisco in search of steady income and during this time worked side by side with Duke Kaufman and several other bay area tattooers. Vern was always a man of many trades and talents. Self-educated, he taught himself a variety of craft skills over the years. He was an avid painter, photographer, woodworker, and jewelry maker and delved into various other trades, as well. His family remembers him as an “oracle of knowledge” and he continued to be an avid learner of all subject areas. Over the course of Vern’s long tattoo career, he painted a large amount of flash spanning from the 1940’s through the 1980’s. This book will contain hundreds of never before seen sheets of flash, acetates and line drawings from Vern, Paul Rogers, Coleman, Percy Waters, and many more.
     Throughout this project, we have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Vern’s family. They have been a huge factor in helping us understand who Vern was. We spent almost a year researching Vern’s life and compiling content for the book. We also have been working with Aaron Legore of Calamity Jane’s Tattoo. Jane acquired Vern’s large collection of flash, acetates, and line drawings in the 1980s and later left it to LeGore when she passed in 2012. We can’t wait to share Vern’s story with you and to bring to light the life of an extremely interesting man.
The Sailor Vern book will be coming soon in Spring of 2015
Stay tuned for more details and follow us on instagram @yellowbeakpress
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