OVxSD: J.D. at Sailor Sid’s Silver Anchor

An OV reader got in touch to fill me in a little on JD-
“J.D. aka Mr. Tee is Legendary. He created Trash/18 wheeler Magazine. I have the majority of the Trash magazine issues there were 200 issues starting from the late 70’s early 80’s into the 2000’s. It’s like a trucker sex zine but often included stories of J.D. tattooing men on the road and sometimes trips to Sailor Sid’s. Sailor Sid is actually on the cover of two of the early issues.”

Cross Posted from Occult Vibrations:

I don’t have much information on this video; it was shot sometime in the early/mid 1980s at Sailor Sid Diller’s Silver Anchor Tattoo Studio in South Florida. The VHS tape it was captured from was a compilation from Sid labeled 1986, but the footage could have been filmed before that. The artist is credited as J.D. Sid calls him John early on in the video and he mentions being from New Jersey) but otherwise it’s a mystery. If anyone knows more about J.D. please get in touch.

The video was filmed before wearing gloves was standard practice and is presented for archival purposes.

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Shawn Porter has spent the majority of his life in the modification world. As a body modification archivist and documentarian, he has one of the most extensive collections of documents relating to the early American body modification community in existence. He edited the SPC website from 1995 to 2005, co-founded ModCon, was the host of ModCons 3.5 and 4, and created and hosted The Scarwars Project from 2004-2007. In 2011 Shawn launched Occult Vibrations, a blog devoted to traditional American tattoos with a focus on the occult and esoteric. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Julia and their creepy pets Mr. Bailey Papers and L. RonBenet Ramsey.

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