Deluxe Tattoo Parlor

Yesterday I tagged along with my aunt and cousins to visit my uncle Mav at Deluxe Tattoo Parlor (thats not him in the picture, thats Shawn). As you can see my little cousins enjoy being there quite a bit, which might seem odd to others, little girls hanging out at a tattoo parlor, but to them it's just papas shop. My lovely aunt actually wrote a post to that tune not too long ago, you can find it here. They love to get their own "tattoos" and as you can see the two little ones also added some red lipstick, gloves, and sunglasses to the mix.

Hey! I think she's imitating me with that face!

Vintage pin ups obviously had an impact on my life, when other girls were reading the latest Seventeen Magazine I was looking at Vargas girls, and while my friends loved berry scented lip gloss I preferred red Dior lipstick. Which makes me wonder how this exposure to vintage and pin ups will affect these girls, will they love vintage as I do, or will they rebel? Actually the big question is will they rebel against tattoos, which would be pretty funny, and show just how much times have changed.


Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Good question. I have a five year old boy and I can't wait to see what he thinks about tats. Whatever they do, I am sure they will rebel just like we did with our parents and try their best to drive us crazy.


Twila's Vintage said...

Ha this is so adorable. The little ones!That would be the day when rebelling means no tatoos.


Betty2Tone said...

Phew! I thought that girl looked a little young...glad it was just a "fake" :)

My parents don't have tattoos, and are pretty indifferent about others having them. One of my sisters is covered in them, I have one, my other sister doesn't think she wants any at all, and my brother thinks he might want one someday. I think people are going to want what they want regardless of the parents most of the time :)

art deco dame said...

they're too cute.I often get asked is I'll let my kids have tattoos.I say "yeah if they want them,when they're AT LEAST 18" but my daughter does love tattoos,she always wants fake ones and tells me I need more cause I'm not colorful enough in some spots

Miss Lottie Lou said...

I think it's awesome they're being brought up around these things, I think it makes them more open and accepting of different people. I was brought up by parents that 'live' in the 40s and 50s and it's made me very accepting of other people's way of lives, each to their own. Both my parents have tattoos, my Dad more than my Mum, and I have one which they were cool about. I would love more but I can't afford to! But if I ever get round to having more then I know my parents would support my decision which is so cool.
Lottie x

Unknown said...

Ahh that's so sweet! I always wonder this about children's upbringings. I think it just makes them more aware of what tattoos are and why people get them!
For example, I grew up in my parents pub - (strangely, i live back above the pub now, but with my boyfriend instead!) - some might think this could make me more inclined to be a smoker or a drinker. However, I don't smoke and barely ever drink - not for any other reason than it just doesn't excite me as much as others! I couldn't say whether the upbringing has anything to do with the grown up attitude! :)


Coedith said...

Love it! You get to be their real life pinup. I'm so glad it's you they love. Although Grace looks like she's posing like Hatchet Face.

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{ Rococo Vintage } fashion, fairy tales, + gin gimlets said...

I don't have any tattoos, and as most of my friends do at this point, I already feel a bit like I'm rebelling! I've just always been of the opinion that "you don't put a bumper sticker on a Mercedes." ;)



Greetz from Tiz said...

these little girls are fantastic!
lovely pictures,greetz!