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“Big Boy Pin Ups” Take Tattoos In A Sexy, New Direction

These are pin-ups like you've never seen before.

Inspired by the classic pin-up tattoos that surged in popularity during the WWII era, which depicted scantily-clad women in a variety of sexy poses, one Australia-based tattoo artist is flipping tradition on its head by swapping out the babes for beefy and brawny men.

Jamie August started designing the “Big Boy Pin Up” tattoos last year as a way to poke fun at convention. The first mock-ups were essentially just reworkings of popular pin-up tattoos made famous by legendary tattoo artist Jerry Sailor.

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Soon thereafter, August began to take inspiration from other iconic female looks in art…

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…before inking original designs of his own, which play into both masculine stereotypes…

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…as well as traditionally feminine ones.

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Check out more of the sexy tats, here.

h/t: Tattoodo

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.