Inked Girls: Elaina Arpino
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Myself in a sentence: New Skool Pin Up Model
I'm an Alternative Model from Ventura, California and am a Veteran. I've been all over the world in the service and have collected many souvenirs that I know I cannot lose. I've been Pin Up Modeling for nearly 2 decades and really enjoy the history and magic of the classic all American dream. Though, I have more of a Rockabilly look, I still love the Cheesecake, Burlesque and graceful allure of the original Pin Up modeling and I like to give the Vargas Girl feel in my photos. Small town girl, small family and am happy to share it with others.
The design and themes of my tattoos: I mostly tell my Artist want I want the tattoo to signify and placement, then the Artist takes it from there. I prefer the originality and genuine talent of the Artists that I go to and want a piece of their original Art.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is a portrait of Bernie Dexter on my thigh. I got a Pin Up shot of her on my thigh as a tribute to her and her Career and how influential and pivotal she has been in my life. She has overcome so much adversity and handled herself with so much grace and poise all throughout. She's an amazing woman and I wanted to honor her.
My next tattoo: My next tattoo will be one of the six that I always have lined up in my mind when I sit in the chair. I always have so many that I just mark them off as I go. Each one represents something meaningful to me and commemorates a significant moment in my life.