A pinup girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pinup girls may be glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.
The term pinup may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the list of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.
The pin up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced. They became an instant hit.
Many pin ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field.
During the Rockabilly movement Pinups became very popular and using Pin-Up Decals to adorn guitars became very Vogue. Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats had several Pinup Decals on his guitars as well as Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.
We offer Great Pinups plus a lot more, and we’re in the US.
Some time in the 1960s it became fashionable to add Pin-Up Decals to guitars. The great part about using Waterslide Pinup decals is that they give the appearance of a custom paint-job at a budget price. Having your guitar painted would cost hundreds of dollars and meant that you had to have it recoated with a Nitro-Cellulose coating and you would be without your guitar for some time. With Pin Up waterslide decals you get instant gratification in minutes. At $9.75 per sheet they are economical and they apply in minutes. You can clear-coat over them to make them permanent or leave them un-coated, even the Fender Custom shop does not coat over them. We have provided Pin-Up Waterslide decals to major Guitar custom shops throughout the United States and all over the world. We provided the Pin Up waterslides that Gibson’s custom shop used on the limited edition Steve Jones Gibson Les Paul. You can find the same sheet in our store as was used on the Steve Jones Les Paul featuring the Ukulele Cowgirl and the Record girl by typing in 23 into the search bar.
We also offer Pin Up Decals in a variety of medium.
We offer Pin-Up Decals in Waterslides which can be applied to any smooth surface including vintage style guitars without any damage to the surface. These are very popular for those who want to add a little zing to their bathrooms. They can be added to painted cabinets and pre-installed tiles and on cabinet knobs. Anything smooth surface that will not be exposed to large amounts of water are the ideal place for our waterslide decals. Just remember to order transparent PinUp decals for white or light colored surfaces and White Pin-Up decals for darker surfaces.
We offer Pin Up decals in a bake-on Water slide medium which can be used on any surface that can withstand a 350 Degree home oven. These are very popular for people who want to put pinups in their bathrooms on the tile. The bake on decals must be applied prior to installation. The Bake on Pinup decals are also very popular amongst jewelry makers because they can be added to porcelain cabs prior to being set into necklaces, earrings and bracelets. We have also used them on porcelain coasters and they look fabulous