Body art is a highly personal art form, and the pin-up girl design you select should suit your tastes and personality. So whether you prefer sweet and sassy girls or erotically seductive warrior princesses, you are in luck, for we have a wide selection of tattooed girls and images of beautifully pin up girls tattoos.
Pin-up Girls History
It was during the 1930’s that artist George Petty began publishing his one panel pictures of knock-out beauties for Esquire and True magazines. Between 1933-1936 his series of pin up girls, a series which would come to be known as Petty Girls, were produced for Esquire magazine. These paintings were known as “gatefolds” and were the precursor of what we know today as the “centerfold.”
Pinup Girl Art
Pin-up girl art became very popular, especially during WWII when the artwork from the magazines was sometimes the only connection the soldiers had with their homes. They would pin up the art in their bunks and lockers and some even had tattoo artists copy the artwork so that they could have a favorite picture to look at all the time. By today’s standards those pinup girl tattoos were rather crude and featureless, but in a way they were a premonition of things yet to come.
With the ending of WWII, increasingly complex technology allowed paintings to become more and more lifelike, but art didn’t stand a chance against real live pictures of real live women. Unfortunately, by the 1960’s it seemed that pinup art was all but dead, the victim of the American Public’s fascination with nude photography which was slowly but surely eroding the artistic designs market.
Pinup Girls Tattoo Pictures
While we honor the origins and history of the pinup tattoo, girls with sweet and sassy styles – from Betty Boop to images that could have been created by Petty himself, our classic images are works of body art in and of themselves, but as you can see, these pin-up girls tattoos have taken the art and imagery to a whole new level.
Tattoos may be art, but Pinup Girls Tattoos are the art of seduction.
Beautiful women have been portrayed by artists for as long as man has been able to dip a brush in paint, but it’s only been since the 1930’s that the art of the pinup girl tattoo has become an icon of American History.