There Once Was A Man From Over The Hill, He Never Worked, And Never Will, His Name Was "SAILOR BILL"
In Memory of
SAILOR BILL KILLINGSWORTH
Hey, "I knew the old mutherfucker too"
It didn't matter if you loved, liked, or hated him. Whether he loved, liked or hated you. If you had ever met this man, he has made a place in your mind that will always be there.
This page is dedicated to the Memory of SAILOR BILL Killingsworth to whom this site would not be possible without.. If you knew him then you understand the second line in the title, if not, you never will.
Kistler K. Killingsworth Born in 1921 and died in 1997, There never has been a man to live a fuller life.. A Marine Veteran, a Carnie, a Gangster, a Biker, a Tattoo Artist, a Father, a Husband and Most Of All "A LEGEND".
It seems that if I wrote for days about this pioneer in the Tattoo Industry, it would never do him justice. He lived his life "Wide Mutha Fuckin Open" and would face God or the Devil any day of the week and not slow down. Every day of his life would have made a chapter in a book, so I can't even begin to enlighten those who have never known him. But from the ones who did, I have been told that this page brought back lots of memories. For those of you who did not know Sailor Bill, just keep your ears open, and if you ever hear someone mention his name, get them to tell you what they knew about him. By the time you are through listening, your mouth will probably be agape, and you will be thinking to yourself that the stories sounded too far fetched to be the truth..
Well you can bet your ass that all the crazy memories people have of Sailor Bill don't have to be stretched, to freak people the fuck out.
AND REMEMBER: Its better to call My Mother a Whore, Than to call a Tattoo Instrument, A GUN...
My name is Lil' Rat and Sailor Bill Kilingsworth is responsible for me being a Tattoo Artist today.