Pinup Girl Tattoos And Meanings

PINUP GIRL TATTOOS


One interesting tattoo that you may want to consider is the pinup girl tattoo. There has been a popularity for pinup girl tattoo designs for decades. Pinup girl tattoos are actually considered to be an old school tattoo design. Pinup girl tattoos were a popular choice for sailors in the early turn of the century. Pinup girl tattoo designs can be altered in a variety of different ways. Pinup girl tattoos can also be designed with various symbols and elements. Due to this, pinup girl tattoos may be worn by both men and women.

In this article, we will review pinup girl tattoos and pinup girl tattoo designs. We will also review pinup girl tattoo meanings and you will have a chance to view a variety of pinup girl tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.






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PINUP GIRL HISTORY



The pinup girl tattoo is considered an "old school tattoo" that was first popular in the 1940s and 1950s. This classic tattoo design is sure to catch the eyes of many. When it comes to sexy and erotic tattoo designs, the pinup girl tattoo ranks among the top designs. Pinup girl tattoos offer the wearer a variety of different options, which you will learn in this article.













The pinup girl became popular during the World War II era, mainly due to its popularity among the Navy and sailors. Pinup girl posters became the craze and nearly every teenage boy and man had one around the house or under the bed. Hot and sexy actresses from the era were often portrayed in these posters and they became a hot item in mainstream America. As usual, men just couldn't resist the temptation of such beauty.










The word "pinup" has meaning in itself. It became a popular term during this era and became a widely used word. A "pinup" describes a woman that is so beautiful, that you wouldn't hesitate to pin her up on your wall. Pinup girl posters became very popular and eventually they became advertisement per say. It was a genius of an idea and nearly all men were on board.










Pinup girl tattoos began to gain popularity in the late 1940s and 1950s. During that time, among men, pinup girl tattoos were one of the most commonly saught tattoo designs. Pinup girl tattoos are sometimes very sexual, seductive, and glamorous. These tattoos can be portrayed in a variety of different positions, mostly sexual or inviting. Pinup girl tattoos often show cleavage, long legs, mid-drifts, the butt, and sometimes everything.

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PINUP GIRL TATTOO DESIGNS


Pinup girl tattoos can be portrayed in a variety of different ways and designs. Pinup girl tattoos are often portrayed in few different ways, realistic and cartoon-like. Some pinup girls are portrayed realistically, looking just like a woman. However, some pinup girls look like a cartoon character. Betty Boop is one example of a popular pinup girl tattoo that is done as a cartoon. Cartoon pinups offer a softer side to the mystique of the pinup girl design. Another popular choice is zombie and vampire pinup girl tattoos. Such designs give the pinup girl a darker side from her sexuality and playful character. One example of this style is a devil pinup girl. These are just a few of the many options one has when considering a pinup girl tattoo.













Traditional pinup girl tattoos have a variety of different costumes and clothing that are often associated with other parts of the tattoo. For example, some pinup girl tattoos have the girl dressed in a mechanic outfit. In the tattoo design, she may be portrayed with a classic muscle car or working on the engine of a car. One popular tradition pinup girl design of sailors was the pinup girl dressed in a sailor outfit. There are a large variety of different costumes that can be used and associated with your pinup girl tattoo design. Another popular design is with the pinup girl in a hulu costume. In such designs, the pinup girl can be portrayed with flowers, volcanoes, or the beach. This is just another example to show you how everything is associated in one tattoo design.











Pinup girl tattoos are also dressed in a variety of different role play uniforms. One example of such uniforms that can be used is a firefighter outfit. The pinup girl may be designed to wear only the firefighter hat and boots. She can be portrayed holding a hose or around a fire hydrant. Other uniforms that would qualify as the same design include a cowgirl outfit, police officer outfit, or a nurse outfit. There are a lot more that could be used in your pinup girl tattoo. Use your imagination.

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PINUP GIRL TATTOO IDEAS



Traditional pinup girl tattoos often portray the girl doing a variety of different things. Pinup girls are portrayed working on cars, pumping gas, playing golf, bowling, and a variety of other activities and occupations. In modern times, the pinup girl is designed in many different ways. Modern tattoo artist have put their own creative twist on pinup girl tattoos and nothing is out of the question when it comes to this old school tattoo design.









Another popular pinup girl is known as "Lady Luck". Lady Luck is considered to be a good luck symbol and she represents everything lucky. Lady luck can be displayed with horseshoes, playing cards, dice, lucky charms, the number seven, and anything else that is considered to be a lucky symbol. She can also be portrayed with diamonds, pearls, jewelry, and money.









When it comes to creating the perfect tattoo, the pinup girl tattoo design allows you to do a lot of thing. It is still very important to research a variety of different pinup girl tattoos so you can get a general idea of what you like and want. Pinup girl tattoos are a popular tattoo choice for men and women are also choosing to get such designs inked. They are nowhere near popularity as men, but women who are comfortable with their sexuality may consider such an erotic tattoo design.








Another key thing to remember when it comes to the pinup girl tattoo is body location. You need to think about an appropriate place to get your tattoo inked. Pinup tattoo designs are typically inked on the arms, legs, shoulders, and back. If you are considering one that shows everything per say, you might want to consider getting it tattooed somewhere that can be covered up. You also need to get an idea of costumes and associations for your tattoo design. This is why it is so important to research the tattoo design that you plan to choose. If you feel that the pinup girl tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, and meanings.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, These are gorgeos. I like Betty Boop..Great tattoos.. Thank you..


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FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

Great tattoos...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wow super tattoos and so colorful. I was still a kid but I do remember during the '60s all gas stations usually had pin up girl calendars.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

These are fairly common, though I typically see them in black and white, and not in these full-color versions. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

yea these are hot.... just don't go to prison right? LOL


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Unbelievable - I love your hubs!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

*AE, always great to have you come by and thanks so much Ruby. Betty Boop is actually a very popular pinup gal!

*FOLS, thanks a lot for taking the time to come by and comment.

*Gypsy, great to see you dear. Those famous calendars! I actually remember my papa having one in the basement.

*Alocsin, appreciate the visit my friend. Good point. Many of them were only done in black and white. Thank goodness for color hey?

*Frank, I thought you might like them:) Your right of course, no prison!

*Acaetnna, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for taking the time to come by. I love your poetry about "love", so we are even:)


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Anath 4 years ago

Very pretty, not that I would ever be tempted to have one but they are really pretty to look at.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Anath, thank you very much for taking the time to view this article and comment. Take care.


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PlasmaBeam 4 years ago from Carlsbad, CA

I think I'm getting Trixie from Speed Racer on my leg. Or, Stoya... Which makes better sense for a guy.

I love bitches. The slutty kind :D


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

You can't go wrong with Stoya. Trixie can work also. I see a lot of people going with Betty, Betty Boop or Betty Rubble that is. Honestly, they make a great pinup for a guy.

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