07 February, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday: Flamingo A Go-Go

It's your favourite time of the week again - Tattoo Tuesday!

This tattoo is a fairly recent one and was yet again done by the lovely Mimsy of Trailer Trash Tattoo.

On the inside of my right wrist, this flamingo tattoo was a long time coming. Mimsy had some flash drawn up and displayed on the wall of her studio for a while and a version of this flamingo was up there. I had my eye on it everytime I went it, admiring it.

Finally I decided it needed to be done and it also needed to include leopard print. So Mimsy drew up something new for me and that was that. I had my very own flamingo tattoo - something I'd been coveting for a while.

Aside from the fact that I loved the imagery, flamingos have long been a kitsch symbol associated with the rockabilly culture. From their creation in the late 50s to the release of John Waters' movie Pink Flamingos in the 70s, they're now a pop culture icon. Famous as lawn ornaments, the rockabilly culture has adopted them into the tongue in cheek trailer trash aspect of kustom kulture. 

2 comments (+add yours?)

Tony said...

"Dito" for every TT comment I have made so far, How did you decide which way up to put the flamingo, I would have thought the other way up would have been better for you to look at. A big Shout out to Mimsy, I Love your work!!
Thanks for doing this for us Sheri, it is really enjoyable and interesting, every week its like "Oh yeah its tuesday! what am I going to see!" :)

Sheri Bomb said...

I guess it's just what looks more natural, to do it the other way around it would have been upside down for everyone else so that would look a bit weird. Thanks Tony, I really enjoy doing it too unfortunately I'm nearly out of tattoos to feature! :( I have a few already planned it's just having the money to get them done

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