Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cappy Christmas!

Joe Capobianco isn't just one of the most well-known pinup tattoo artists, but my personal favourite. So for Christmas, I thought I'd show a few of his early works, to get that festive spirit into you! Happy Christmas!

Stin City

These wonderful ladies were done by Stina Nyman. Wow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vamp Collector

Paul Acker's realistic vampires are a touch good, no? Wonderful use of colour, although I suppose I'm straining to call them pin-ups, perhaps.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Beady Ess Em

Such a fantastic tattoo, by Galen McHatton, although its fair to say a touch unconventional too.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page RIP

It's a sad day in Pin-up Land, as the queen of them all, Bettie Page, passed away today. Lets celebrate her by reminding ourselves of the times she's already been in the blog, and have one more for the road, by Marc Vienneau.

EDIT: Needled have a great tribute, with a link to Inked's gallery of Bettie tattoos.

Eve Sleeve!

Tempting Stuff! Done by Alison Manners

Monday, December 8, 2008

Girl Next Door

Don't know who did this, but the pinup in question is former carer and fellatrix for Hugh Hefner, 106, Bridgette Marquardt.

Friday, December 5, 2008


But perhaps my favourite Chip Rutz tattoo is this portrait of Christina Aguilera at her best.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hot Chip!

And id if to prove the below, check out these wicked Gil Elvgren pinups, again from Chip Rutz.

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!

I love this cheetahprinted pinup from Chip Rutz, someone who I only discovered for the first time today. His portfolio is shit hot!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Three completely different styles, all from the same needle, courtesy of Phil Young.

New Blog Header!

...and its all thanks to this awesome Tim Harris rendition of a classic Gil Elvgren piece.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Platinum Blonde

A classic take on Elvgren by Mike De Vries.

Good Pin-up Bad Pin-up

I was hoping not to include bad tattoo art in this blog, but this, from Horrible Tattoos was too good to pass up. I particularly like his caption...

"Are you sure that my tattoo will look exactly like this one ?"
"Sure, sure relax..."

Friday, November 14, 2008

Care for a blow dry?

Wow, Mark Dupp! My hairdresser is a 60 year old geezer with whooping cough. Sigh.

Back To School

Back to the old school, with Marco Cerretelli.

Batter Up!

This tattoo by Robert Hixon is about the only thing that could get me even slightly interested in baseball.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We're In The Army Now, YEAH!

Something a bit more conventional, also from Steve Monie

Mmm, niffy!

This is a great tattoo, but I suppose If I had to have one of Jem, I'd have a random set of buttocks farting in her face too. Good work Steve Monie!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


And just to get something slightly classier at the top of the blog, this gorgeous senorita was done by Ben Grillo.

Nipped In The Bud!

I took this from Roman's myspace, hence the lack of uncovered nipple. Great work though!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And now for something a little different....

Not quite 'pin-up', I admit, but the cute expression is rendered so well, I had to include it. By Hector Cedillo.