Who hasn’t seen the inside of a mans locker with a pinup girl affixed to the door. The image has been made popular in TV and movies.
The pinup girl became popular in the 1940s when calendars and magazines began to show beautiful models and movie stars who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular pinup girls was Betty Grable. She was popular with GI’s during World War II. Betty Paige became a popular pinup girl in later years as did the centerfold models of Playboy magazine.
As the pinup girls gained in popularity guys started getting tattoos of pinup girls. Popular with servicemen the pinup girl tattoo spread to guys throughout the US and Europe.
Stylized drawings of pinup girls were created by artists. One of the most popular was Alberto Vargas, his Vargas girls, in Playboy magazine, were extremely popular for years and are now collectors items.
Suicide Girls, is a website that features tattooed and pierced “alternative” models sometimes styled in 1950s-inspired pin-up looks. The recent popularity of Suicide Girls has rekindled the pinup trend.
There is a Great American Pinup gallery in NYC that honors the pinup art form.
If you want to sport a pinup girl tattoo but do not want a permanent tattoo there are temporary tattoo pinups. Usually made in black ink the pinups offer a wide variety of styles.
These tattoos are made from high quality inks that go on easily, last for up to a week and are also easily removed with soap and water, baby oil or rubbing alcohol.
Worn by both men and women they are really popular with people taking photos or making videos. These sexy temporary tattoos are usually about 4 inch by 6 inch and look great on the bicep, leg and shoulder.