Rockabilly is one of the earliest sounds of Rock and Roll blending bluegrass with rock for a classic sound. It’s also a hip alternative style using that fifties era look with a modern attitude. That’s what some anonymous artist did giving a Elvgren girl some ink. I’m not sure what the GI’s would have thought of grandma with tattoos.
“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
There’s something special about pin-up art. They’re idealized images that are erotic without being graphic. A pin-up is a throwback to a simpler time when a bit of art could be a motivator and not just another X rated click. Arguably pin-ups objectify women but it’s just as true that it’s an art form embraced by modern women who feel empowered by Bad Girl Art. Rockabilly chic, Suicide Girls, Dita Von Teese; The pin-up is out there and alive in performances, photography, fashion music and tattoos.