Pin-Up Girl Tattoos

Pin-up girl tattoos have been a popular design since around 1890 when magazines started to feature photos of scantily clad women. These women were usually famous actresses or models. These images became even more popular during world war one and two when men went off to war and wanted to carry a picture of their sweetheart (or favorite actress) on their arm for good luck or as a reminder of what awaits them back home. Eventually these designs were seen as crude, but now men and women wear them with pride. Women in particular often get them as a sign of their feminist beliefs of empowering women.

Pin-ups started in the American traditional style, and that is usually the style people still go for today, although more people have been getting pin-ups in black and grey, neo-traditional, and realism along with American traditional.

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An American traditional pin up of a sailor girl by Luke Gould at Skeleton Man Tattoo in Oxford.
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Neo traditional pin up head with a neck tattoo and rose by Diego Mata in Mexico City.
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Punk rock pin up girl with leg tattoos by Moira Ramone.
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Girl Power pin up by Me Gus in France.
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Half skull half face pin up head by Anatol Krygowski.
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Full body pin up modelled after Dita Von Teese done by Stephen Kelly in Glasgow.
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Black and grey realistic pin up by Aaron King at Life Family Tattoo in the UK.
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Another realistic black and grey pin up by Sir Focus at Street City Tattoos.

 

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