Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Olivia De Berardinis
Olivia De Berardinis.
Her art is a bit more "racy" than the traditional Pin-Up art, but it still retains the same playful and sultry qualities that captivated GI's across the globe during WWII. Olivia's "ladies" perfectly mix eroticism with a twist of sophistication, and I've picked out 2 thus far for tattoos on my back and forearm.
(More to come, no doubt ;)
The first, and by far my favorite, was this Bettie Page pirate rendition, which I conveniently picked out only months before going to Jamaica for the first time.
The second, was this adorable "Bettie inspired" cowgirl on the right. I snatched her up in a Swedish Playboy while traveling through Scandinavia many many years ago when I was living in Russia.
I absolutely adore the color schemes, and they ended up being perfect for my skin tone!
Now if only people would stop asking me "When will you be gettin' them there tattoos colored in??" ... and ... "Who drew that picture of Katy Perry??"
Mike Adair, a phenomenal tattoo artist now based out of Vancouver, Washington was the lucky man who got to attempt to replicate these works of art on my skin.
And I must say, in some ways, I think his work is even better than the originals!
If you are in the Vancouver area, make sure to check out Electric Boogaloo Tattoo ! I'll get some good pictures of the art so you can see what I'm talking about.
But for now, let's enjoy some of Olivia's other works of art that I'm considering for future tattoos ...
Mike, are you ready? ;)