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Betty Boop Affected a Generation
Betty Boop was a wildly popular cartoon character from the 1930s, capturing the imagination of the men of that period during the difficult depression years; her persona became a welcome distraction in the early years, before her character was reined in by the National Legion of Decency and the Production Code of 1934.
She was an interesting personality in how creator Max Fleischer presented her. Betty Boop was obviously portrayed as a very sexual female, but was also shown to be somewhat innocent, with childlike qualities included.
There was nothing childish about Betty's figure though, and in the first several years of the production not too much was held back, although her virtue remained intact, and there was always an element of simplicity, vulnerability and innocence to here, even with the way she was dressed and acted outwardly.
Betty was pretty much a reminder of the recently bygone flapper days, which for some, was a lot of fun and partying. The depression put a damper on all that, and apparently Betty was created to bring back what was perceived as better days by many.
The higher percentage Betty Boop tattoos are in relationship to her early flapper look. But Betty's look has taken many turns, and tattoos have taken those turns with her.
- Cartoon Tattoos
There are probably few of us which don't occasionally remember the cartoon stories and characters of our childhood, and in moments of nostalgia take a peak at the cartoons, which for the most part are still running on television. Depending on the...
- Alice in Wonderland Tattoos
There are few stories that have captured the imagination over time as there is with Alice in Wonderland. And the number and quality of tattoos that have emerged from the story are amazing. One thing I noticed, is the ladies especially like that...
Betty Boop As She Was at the Beginning
It's too bad the light reflection on this tattoo takes a little away from the image, but this is the quintessential image of Betty Boop when she was introduced to the public. Everything is captured in the tattoo that Betty Boop was at the time.
The hair, flapper dress and garter on her leg finishes off her overall look nicely. The bands on her wrists also look cute. Fantastic tattoo, and by far the best of the bunch. I only started us off with it to show what Betty looked like at her birth.
Image of Traditional Betty Boop Look
- Marilyn Monroe Tattoos
I love to find various tattoos, especially of people we know, and see how tattoo artists and designers depict and show them. So when I went looking for Marilyn Monroe tattoos, I was really surprised to find so many that weren't done in the quality...
- Betty Page Tattoos
Betty Page was an extraordinary icon in her day, and her beauty and playful, but controversial and seductive dances and behavior guaranteed that she would remain a fixture long after she had gone. Of course the Betty Page movie helped bring her...
Another Traditional Betty Boop Tattoo
Here's another traditional tattoo of Betty Boop done very well. This one has her in one of her popular poses, with the hand behind the head and the other on her hip. Also notice how her innocence is represented by her over sized head, implying a girl in a woman's body.
- Garter Belt Tattoo Designs
Garters or garter belts have been part of women's wear for a long time, and are a narrow band of fabric with an elastic element used to wrap around the part of the leg just below the knee in order to hold up stockings. In more modern times, they...
- Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo
The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...
I really like this Betty Boop tattoo. Unfortunately we aren't able to see the full figure, which includes her lifting her other leg up, which creates the nice shadow in the dress and quality look and feel.
Also, if you ever want to try a test, as shown below and all the Betty Boop tattoos here, as well as illustrations of her, you never see her looking straight at you. If there are exceptions, I haven't been able to find one.
Even though this is a really nice tattoo, it would have been better the image of Betty Boop was a little smaller so you could see all of it, and not have to move around to take it all in. This is a common mistake.
In this case, all that would have had to been done was to move it over slightly on the arm, and possibly reduce the size just a little.
Betty Boop in a Cute Dress
- Heart Tattoo Designs
The symbol of the heart apply to more areas of our lives than we are aware of, once we start thinking about it, and in regard to heart tattoos, that is expressed in a variety of ways. There is of course the obvious love aspect of the heart,...
- Cupid Tattoos
Cupid and love go together, and in the case of tattoos, there are a myriad of designs to choose from to celebrate your love for that special person. Just be careful concerning names, as many people have regretted inking a name on their skin where the
I don't think there is any doubt this is a nod toward the famous dress flying up in the wind of Marilyn Monroe. Betty has the appearance of being surprised that it happened, although her countenance is almost always the same.
Another little observation about Betty you can look up. Have you noticed her eyebrows never change in her appearance? Check it out and you'll see they always remain in that position. Maybe she had them treated surgically'-).
Betty Boop in Famous Marilyn Monroe Pose
- Tattoos Honoring Mom
Most people getting a tattoo tend to take some risks and push the envelope, but there are some things that just don't lend themselves to that, and in the case of tattoos for mom, most people are very traditional. The majority of tattoos...
- Ladybug Tattoo Designs
Lady bugs have captured the imagination and attention of people around the world, as the ubiquitous little creatures show up to eat many of the enemies of our gardens, generating good will and inspiring some works of art, which translate well to...
Betty Boop Angel Tattoo
As with all tattoo themes, tattoo artists like to take some liberties with a character to make them appear different than their traditional look. So it is with this Betty Boop design, where she's unveiled in a pretty and feminine pink outfit, including angel wings.
You also have that famous wink she like to give to the audience, probably as popular as her little hip wiggle.
- Geisha Tattoo Designs
Geisha are a fascinating topic for the westerner, as the history involves a wide range of behaviors, including everything from prostitution at one time, to well trained entertainers and hostesses. Fascinatingly, long ago the first Geishas were...
- Magnificent Mermaid Tattoos
A mermaid tattoo theme is a wonderful option for those looking to get inked. The beautiful lines associated with the mermaid figure, along with the myths surrounding the sirens of sound. Mermaids were originally identified as Sirens in earlier...
There aren't too many sailors I've seen in sailor outfits like Betty Boop is wearing in this tattoo. As a matter of fact, there are none. It is cute though, and that red tie on her front, and holding the little sailor had looks great.
One thing I don't like is her oversized thighs and arms which look a little mannish (bulky). But still a nice tattoo.
Betty Boop in Sailor Outfit
- Sunflower Tattoo Designs
Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. That has stirred up the imaginations of artists for...
- Flower Tattoos on the Foot
Flower foot tattoos can be a great way to be inked with the idea of being part of your fashion statement. Whether you're at the beach or stepping out on the town, in a number of situations a foot tattooed with a flower can be a part of your...
This is a fun play on the image of Betty Boop, presenting her as a Geisha, with that cute fan and hair we all recognize and associate with these women. Of course the traditional Geisha kimono is a must.
Betty Boop as Geisha
- Unique Rose Tattoos
The rose has a variety of meanings, and in the tattoo world, is used as a main theme or as a complementary item for the rest of a design. Interestingly, a rose can be an expression of love, as in giving flowers to a loved one, or a sign of death,...
- Daffodil Flower Tattoo Designs
Daffodils are a flower that blooms early in spring, being among the first flowers to appear as winter is winding down. Being a sign of new beginnings, it has captured the attention and imagination of many women as a tattoo choice. Meanings...
Betty Boop definitely makes a change in this more modern short skirt and cute hat outfit, with that unique color, which I think would be considered peach. Those high heels also add that more modern look to her. The darker shadow of the had and her head add an interesting contrast to the very light colors of her outfit and legs.
Betty Boop Tattoo with Cute Skirt and Hat
Betty Boop is an amazing creation, and has lasted for about 80 years or so not, and still remains a popular figure in advertising, cartoons and illustration. It was inevitable that those who want a compelling tattoo would look to this pop culture icon as an inspiration for their ink.