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Pretty girls and tattoos never go out of style. A pinup girl is a woman whose physical attractiveness would entice one to place a picture of her on a wall. The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s. The "pin up" images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass produced.

Many pin ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Baron Von Lind and George Petty, and numerous lesser artists such as Art Frahm, Hajime Sorayama & Marcus Gray.

But do not think the era of pin up girls has long since gone. The Modern pin up girl is just as popular and in demand as it was back in the 40's & 50's. Models such as Dita Von Teese who many have claimed to be the new "Queen" of the modern pin up models. Sabina Kelly a former Vegas show girl who's body is covered in tattoos, owns her own tattoo parlor and dances burlesque at gigs across the continental USA. Bernie Dexter, the "rockabilly girl". The list goes on.

Influential Pinup Artists

Gil Elvgren, Boris Vallejo, Alberto Vargas

The Notorious PIN-UP Queen Bettie Page

The tattooed and beautiful pin ups from Suicide Girls

Check out's top 10 list of pin up girls HERE