Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tattoo Trends: Marilyn & Co

Audrey Hepburn Tattooing Marilyn Monroe by James Danger Harvey

There is a trend for getting stars of yesteryear indelibly marked onto our bodies. The Golden Age of Cinema has always drawn nostalgia from those who lived through it and fascination from those who didn't.
Marilyn Monroe must be one of the most common starlet tattoos, closely followed by Audrey Hepburn.

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These are really fantastic examples, done by some very talented artists.

Other popular stars include James Dean
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Marlon Brando

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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Tattoo by Remis Tattoo - Image via Deviant Art

and Bette Davis

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As well as on-screen duos like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred and Ginger Tattoo by Christy Brooker - Image via Damask Tattoo

and Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind.

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These people and the era are so popular because the media of the time provided the celebrities with an aura of mystery; they were larger then life. Yet they were also strangely human and people could identify with their problems.

Case in point is the infinitely talented yet troubled Judy Garland.

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Judy Garland Tattoo by Chris Jones - Image via ITV

The Kim Kardashians and TOWIE lot of today just don't have the same draw.

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