Looking for ideas and inspiration for Sailor Girl Pin-up Tattoos? You are in the right place. A Sailor Girl Pinup is a classic and timeless representation of the art pin-up style. Through the years there have been quite a few pin-up artists that have created their own take, including Alberto Vargas, Olivia De Berardinis, Gil Elvgren, Sailor Jerry, as well as countless others. We have searched the web for the best and most varied examples of Sailor Girl Pin-up Tattoo ideas.
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Pin-up Artists and Artwork
Alberto Vargas, Peruvian born, was one of top pin-up artists and became known for the “Vargas Girl”. We were able to find a couple of “Vargas Girls” in sailor outfits. At least one of the drawings has been recreated as a tattoo.
Here she is in tattoo form
Another Vargas Girl Sailor Pin-up
For More information on Alberto Vargas, checkout:
Olivia De Berardinis
Born in California in 1948, Olivia De Berardinis created a career and life in pin-up and glamour themes. Below is an example of a Sailor Girl Pin-up complete with her own tattoos and the start of a sailor toy.
Here is another take on the same image.
Another Sailor Girl Pin-up, most likely from the pages of Playboy magazine with a caption from Hugh Hefner.
More about and from Olivia de Beradinis
- Official Website of Olivia De Berardinis
- Purchase signed Olivia Prints
- Olivia De Berardinis at Wikipedia
- Vice Interview with Olivia
- The Pin-up Files
More about Gil Elvgren
- Gil Elvgren The Pin-up Files
- Gil Elvgren Wikipedia Page
- Gil Elvgren Facebook page
- Gil Elvgren Sailor Pin-ups
These are great sailor girl pin-up but we just do not know who the artist is. The styles vary but all fit the genre. If you happen to know who any of the artists are let me know in the comments and we will get the page updated.
Pin-ups in Ads
A pin-up makes an eye-catching centerpiece for almost any ad. Checkout a few of the ads we have found. If you know of any others put them in the comments and we will get them added.
Sailor Girl Pin-up Tattoos
Pin-up Tattoo on Bicep
The bicep or top of the arm is a perfect place for a pin-up tattoo. The space has plenty of room and has a long vertical shape that will fit a pin-up perfectly. Also when wearing short sleeves the majority of the pin-up tattoo will be covered which some may prefer, that way you can pull up your sleeve to show it if someone asks.
Okay so the Tattoo below is not a sailor pin-up but I did like the placement of her. It is a little lower on the arm and will definitely show below the short sleeve line. So if you want more of her legs to show, this placement could work for you.
Pin-up Tattoo on Forearm
The forearm is another excellent place for a pin-up tattoo. Like the bicep, the forearm is long and slender creating the right-sized canvas for a pin-up. It generally (almost always) better to keep her head near the elbow and the feet at the wrist end.
Whether the tattoo is on the top or bottom of the forearm it is up to you. In my opinion, it is best to let the pinup fill the space so that you give her enough room to incorporate some detail, but that is just my opinion.
Pin-up Tattoo on Shoulder
The shoulder blade is another great spot for a pin-up tattoo. It is a relatively flat large surface giving you lots of room. In addition to being a nice canvas, the area is typically covered or should you need to cover the tattoo, then it is super easy to do.
Below we have several examples of sailor girl pin-ups placed on the shoulder.
Pin-up Tattoo on Leg
Getting a pinup on your leg is another good spot. It is a tall narrow area. Me personally, I am not as big this placement but everyone is different, and if you are up for a leg pin-up tattoo, then go for it.
We have not been able to find as many examples of this placement, we were able to find a few.