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A Hand-poked tattoo is made by pricking the skin with a thin and small needle, firstly dipped in ink or colour. The ink was “inserted” under the skin with a series of rapid injections using needles, fragments of bone or wood shaped into needles were used before the invention of the tattoo machine. The “Stick and Poke” technique was used to tattoo simple and stylized designs.
Like the miniskirt, hot-pants marked the history of fashion. The first to make them popular was Alice Marble, the American tennis champion, who, in the 1930s, started showing them off on the playing field. It will be in the 1940s and, above all, the ’50s, thanks to the Burlesque pin ups, that the pants will shorten, becoming feminine and sensual, high-waisted and equipped with buttons.
At the basis of youth subcultural phenomena we can identify a general trend: protest. At the origin of youthful anger and the violent generational clash lies the contestation of the bourgeois capitalist system. In particular, the post-war generation accused society of flattening man, de-qualifying the intellectual and commodifying everything, even art and thought. Mods derives from modernists, or fans of modern jazz, who in the early fifties had developed a style in dressing sober, rarely gaudy and elegant down to the last detail.
Streetwear refers to urban, casual and above all sporty clothing. As the term itself indicates, it is a way of dressing born in the street, where “street” means the world of youth, dynamic, innovative and constantly evolving. That world in which a multitude of fragments of urban subcultures merge: skateboards, snowboarding, surfing, experimental music, photography, graffiti, hip hop and punk. A strange cauldron that creates new styles and trends.
The caravan split and the Oatman family, driven by a strong religious fervor, chose to go even further south, towards the Sonora desert. What happened is not clear, but the family was wiped out. The natives, probably Yavapais, took the two girls to the village, about 70/80 miles from the site of the attack. After about a year of staying with the Yavapais, they were sold to a group of Mohave Indians, who took them to their village, in a location now called Needles (California).
Charming animal and present all over the globe, it is traditionally associated with death, witchcraft and the evil eye. We find it in the literature from La Fontaine to Edgar Allan Poe or even in the bestseller of George R. R. Martin, the Song of Ice and Fire. The crow is a guide animal, a magical intermediary between two worlds. It reflects our personality and brings with it a strong symbolic value.
Although the word has come back strongly in popularity in recent years, the origin of the term dates back to the 1940s, when jazz and bebop went crazy in America. A lifestyle made of independent music labels, vintage clothes and above all, well groomed beards and mustaches: Hipster fashion has changed the look of men, with cuffed jeans and shirts with carefully rolled sleeves and big-rimmed glasses.
We are stocked to announce our feature in the American Tattoo Magazine Models INK. We were approached by Michelle at the end of 2019 for the new year issue of the magazine. In this issue we share a little insight into how TDP was born and the journey of the past year. We also had the chance to feature some of the amazing photographers and tattooed models we have worked with so far. Huge thank you to Models INK Mag for reaching out and taking the time to create this article.