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These Bad Tattoos Make Us LOL

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We see a lot of tattoos on a daily basis. Many of the tattoos we see are professionally created and impressive on some level, even if they’re not deemed gallery-worthy at the moment they’re seen. But we also come across plenty of terrible tattoos too – as you’ve probably seen – and sometimes these tattoos are so bad that we can’t avoid laughing our asses off. Sometimes it’s not the tattoos themselves, sometimes it’s the subject matter or overall design, but make no mistake, these tattoos are bad and we don’t wish them on anyone. Seriously, there are better ways to show your love of Kraft mac-and-cheese than getting a tattoo of the box.Read More »

The Alluring Elegance of Pin-Up Girl Tattoos

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Few icons capture pure Americana as effectively as the vintage pin-up girl. For decades these curvaceous beauties have created numerous representations of the ideal American girl while captivating male audiences and simultaneously inspiring women to be bold and sexy.  Today, they are artistic visions seeking to praise and eternally capture the elegant essence of retro feminine beauty. A Short History Lesson While pictures of women in various state of undress have been around for hundreds of years, the classic pin-up girl become popular in in the 1940’s Marketing gurus the world over took notice of the U.S. government’s use of vivacious all-American women as a means to increase enlisted moral during World War II and decided to see if sex truly sold as well as it seemed. When men started cutting out their favorite posed feminine idols and hanging them on walls, entrepreneurial spirits took note and began mass producing pin-up girl posters and calendars. As the decades rolled by, the boundaries of marketing sexuality lifted and rendered pin-up models obsolete. Rather than dying out and becoming little more than old images found solely in antique stores, pin-up girls have become an art form in-and-of itself thanks to inspired artists who’ve kept the style alive. Nowadays pin-up girl art serves as a vintage reminder of a time where the generally accepted idea of beauty wasn’t a bone thin woman with unrealistic proportions. Pin-up girl tattoos were largely popularized by sailors, who were known for centuries to get tattoo depictions of sultry ...Read More »