The Tattoo Parade

Beautiful Polynesian Tattoos from King Afa!
Beautiful Polynesian Tattoos from King Afa!
African Dragon Tattoos
African Dragon Tattoos
Depp has a few tattoos!
Depp has a few tattoos!

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Hi and welcome to my latest hub page – Tattoo Parade. If you are a lover of tattoos whether you sport any yourself or not, this site may be a great place for a bit of eye candy. On the other hand, for those who are thinking about getting a new tattoo, we will try to keep you inspired. But by and large, it is simply a great place to look at some lovely tattoos on some lovely bodies. We keep it clean here, nothing your Mama wouldn’t want you to see, but still plenty to see and enjoy.

Now part of the spirit of places like Hubpages is to show what we love. So I am hoping that anyone who comes by will share some links to their own favorite tattoo pics. It is all about sharing the love – of tattoos! So let me know if there is something you are on the hunt for, I just may be able to pick something out of my portfolio here or elsewhere that helps you out.

I have been writing about and interviewing folks about their tattoos for several years now, and I hope to mix in the celebrity tattoos with some candid stuff as well. I am hoping you guys will add to that as well. And if you are looking for the latest about tattoos, be sure to check out FreeTattooPatterns for ideas on new tattoos or Urban Tattoo Designs for the latest news and gossip about what is happening in the hot field of tattoo art. The world of tattoos and tattoo art has grown up so much in the last twenty years, it is really fun to share all of this information and art with my fellow lovers of ink!

Levi Jeans gets tattooed!
Levi Jeans gets tattooed!
I did it all in my Calvin Kleins!
I did it all in my Calvin Kleins!
Julian Murray makes everyone look tasty!
Julian Murray makes everyone look tasty!
Beckham always looks good!
Beckham always looks good!
Those tats sure are clean!
Those tats sure are clean!

Tattoos and Advertising

You know it is still pretty usual for most businesses to require that tattoos be covered at all times while at work. It might be hard to remember that only a short while ago having a visible tattoo was grounds for getting fired! But as tattoos become more accepted, we are beginning to see them show up in advertising. For me, any time something shows up as part of the world of advertising that means it has joined in being part of the mass consciousness.

The ads you see here are a pretty good indication that while Madison Avenue still considers tattoos to be a sign of cool – they also see them safe enough to portray to sell jeans, or whatever. The first two are just that, ads from the granddaddy of jeans manufacturing Levis. It may be that they did this ad with a guy in a pair of Levi’s getting his tattoo done, to say that they are no longer just for cowboys or nerds. But the Calvin Klein ad goes way beyond, and gives us once again the very thing to wear when we are busy being a “bad boy” in our Calvin Kleins.

The gypsy looking gal with the tattoos and martini glass full of tentacles is from an art poster, but it was photographed by fashion photographer Julian Murray and may well be actually in an ad. But I found this image on a site that celebrates tattoo art. Kinda suits that subject, if you ask me.

Now David Beckham Bodywear just cries out for some tattoos. After all, this is one of the poster boys for showing off a great body with some great looking tattoos. This is the one tied to the ads that ran during the SuperBowl, so I assume it was seen plenty!

And our last little cutie is the new spokesperson for Yahoo, at least according to several tattoo sites that had this pic up. I have to agree with everyone that using this fresh-scrubbed girl-next-door type model and then photoshoping the tattoos on her is a novel approach. But I do like the look of the tattoos, even if I knew right away they weren’t real.

I am sure I missed tons of great examples of advertising with tattoos on them. If you see any you want to add, just drop them in the comment. Let me know if they are on your site, you can add the link here. We all share! And keep your eyes peeled for some cool looking tattoo art – coming up soon!

Rick the Tattoo Zombie Boy!
Rick the Tattoo Zombie Boy!
Leng - a well known Asian fighter who has tattoos everywhere!
Leng - a well known Asian fighter who has tattoos everywhere!
Poster for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - truly brought tattoos into everyone's awareness.
Poster for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - truly brought tattoos into everyone's awareness.
Probably the earliest poster boy for rock and roll tattoos - Tommy Lee
Probably the earliest poster boy for rock and roll tattoos - Tommy Lee

Tattoo Archives

I thought I would share some of my favorite tattoo pictures I have collected over the years from my tattoo website. There are so many interesting tattoos from all over the world, it is hard to even know where to begin! Here are some tattoo personalities I have found unique when it comes to the Tattoo Parade!

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