The concept of Pinup Girls, goes way back to the 1890’s, but still lives on today. However, looking at modern Pinups there are some obvious changes, a major one being tattoos. Looking at the local Pinup Agency, all the girls are inked.
Does it fit?
We talked with a Danish/Jamacian Pinup. She’s got that pinup style all the way through. It’s not just dressing up for her. Staples in her wardrobe are vintage style heels, handbags, dresses and accessories.
Talking with her, we asked about how this trend has changed, and do tattoos really fit with the Pinup style and image? “Times are changing. I think the style art fits well together. We have these pretty dresses, and then the tattoos give contrast and make the look a little bit more edgy somehow.” Says Ann Sophie, Pinup Model
When it began, this mix of Pinup and tattoos, it’s hard to say. It seems it’s come slowly. But if you think about it, Pinup posters hung in the barracks of soldiers who were deployed around the world. Many of these soldiers also had tattoos of Pinup girls on their arms etc.
Ann said “I think it does fit together. Tattoos, motorbikes, cool cars and pretty girls. It is now all a part of the pinup environment.”
What type tattoos fit the pinup style best?
Maybe it is the old school style. “I think it’s the colors.
“I don’t have any old school tattoos, but that style, I think really looks good with Pinup. But some old school tattoos really have thick lines and maybe thinner lines are more feminine” Ann said.
About her tattoos
All the tattoos she has mean something very personal to her. They are a part of her story and visualize an event or time in her life, or something that she wants to remember.
One is a quote from the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This passage was read by the pastor at her wedding ceremony.
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
She has a few that are a cute tribute to her zodiac sign, the Leo. Like another text tattoo that reads “she slept with wolves without fear, cause the wolves knew a lion was among them.
Also, she has a beautifully made lion on her left shoulder.
Among other meaningful tattoos, she has 4 hearts, interlinked on her wrist, symbolizing her husband and 2 children.
She also has a brother-sister tattoo, lyrics from Miss Dynamite.
In the future, she plans to get tattooed in London, for the second time, and also get a tattoo every time she travels.