Artist of the Month: Moira Ramone

Moira Ramone is a tattoo artist working out of Bont & Blauw Tattoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Moira does old school and neo-traditional work with and without colour, with a particular love for all things horror and punk. 

A classic demon breaking free of its shackles
Kiefer Sutherland as David from “The Lost boys”

Moira’s Instagram page is filled with images such as punk rock girls with black boots and tattoos of their own, horror icons like Jason Voorhees and Christmas Devil Krampus, circus performers, and portraits (among others). 

The Hindu Goddess Kali
Classic horror sleeve

Moira makes a point to create a safe space for all people regardless of skin colour, gender identity or sexual orientation. Tattooing is quite an intimate experience so it’s always great to be able to receive your new art from someone who makes an effort to make all people comfortable.

Old school back featuring Bert Grimm’s butterfly lady
No Means No!

 

Whether you’re looking for a small or large piece, Moira does it all. If you’re passing through you can get something smaller, or if you live in the area (or can get there easily) maybe you could start a full back or sleeve. 

Krampus bringing some naughty children down to Hell
All Cops Are Bastards tombstone

If you can’t make it all the way to the Netherlands for a tattoo, or just want to support Moira from a distance you can check out her store here and get yourself some clothing, books, stickers, candles, original paintings, or prints.

Punk girl meets the devil
Circus performer featuring her own tattoos

Edited by Harrison R.

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Pin-Up Girl Tattoos

Pin-up girl tattoos have been a popular design since around 1890 when magazines started to feature photos of scantily clad women. These women were usually famous actresses or models. These images became even more popular during world war one and two when men went off to war and wanted to carry a picture of their sweetheart (or favorite actress) on their arm for good luck or as a reminder of what awaits them back home. Eventually these designs were seen as crude, but now men and women wear them with pride. Women in particular often get them as a sign of their feminist beliefs of empowering women.

Pin-ups started in the American traditional style, and that is usually the style people still go for today, although more people have been getting pin-ups in black and grey, neo-traditional, and realism along with American traditional.

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An American traditional pin up of a sailor girl by Luke Gould at Skeleton Man Tattoo in Oxford.
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Neo traditional pin up head with a neck tattoo and rose by Diego Mata in Mexico City.
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Punk rock pin up girl with leg tattoos by Moira Ramone.
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Girl Power pin up by Me Gus in France.
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Half skull half face pin up head by Anatol Krygowski.
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Full body pin up modelled after Dita Von Teese done by Stephen Kelly in Glasgow.
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Black and grey realistic pin up by Aaron King at Life Family Tattoo in the UK.
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Another realistic black and grey pin up by Sir Focus at Street City Tattoos.