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!

Everything's Coming Up Roses

And finally for today, a thing of pure beauty from Valerie Vargas.

The Dark Ages

The picture quality isn't up to snuff, but I'm too big a fan of Derek Noble's Old School work to not post these...


Nice mer-nurse from Chad Stone.

Red Devil

A classic Elvgren interpretation, by Jani.

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.

Beady Ess Em

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

Special Ranch

On the farm with some new Jime Litwalk pinups.

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

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.


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

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!


Here, kitty, kitty! Douglas Billion.


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.

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..."

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.

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!

Vamp Stamp

This black and grey vampire tattoo is just awesome! Whoah, Russ Abbott.


A classic Sailor Jerry pinup, artist unknown.


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!

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.