The clean, crisp look of pinup models from the 30's and 40's is generally considered to be the ideal look for the pin up tattoo designs and other popular renditions of today. Bold, striking and stunning - that's the pinup look that most people love.
Popular Pinup Girls
Who were popular pin-up girls during the 1950s? One name towers above all of the rest: Marilyn Monroe. Monroe was - and continues to be, for many - the epitome of feminine appeal. She was bursting at her seams with sexual energy, and positively oozing with glamor, she has been and still is the subject for many a tattoo design.
One only needs to see a basic, black-and-white sketch of Monroe's face and they instantly know who they're looking at. To this very day, Marilyn Monroe tattoos continue to be exceptionally popular choices for people of all ages, sexes and backgrounds. Marilyn Monroe artwork is also absolutely timeless and can be found in elegant homes and dorm rooms alike.
When done correctly, pinup artwork can be absolutely stunning. The trick to achieving the right look is knowing what you want. Familiarize yourself with as many different types of pinup girls as possible. Broaden your horizons so that you get a feel for how the look - and the ideal - has changed over time.
Whether you stick with a bold black-and-white design, or if you go for a full-color look, you're sure to be thrilled with the end result. Although tacking posters on a wall isn't as popular as it once was, it's clear that pin up tattoo girls aren't going anywhere anytime soon.