2010s – History of Pin-up

2010s Pin-Up Girl by Chris Wooley

A Highly Polished image featuring two models, artistic tattoos, bright and creative hair, and piercings.

This 2010s have reached us, and have continued to push our boundaries. Tattoos are no longer controversial. Piercings are mainstream. Nudity is common in films and online content. Facebook, Reddit, and Tumblr have made content sharing easy and accessible. Online streaming, Netflix, and non-traditional media services have removed the controversy of having language and nudity in mainstream content. And we’ve just barely passed the half-way mark of this decade.

We have the alternative look of bright creative hair, well done tattoos and ample piercings. Photoshop has come to an all new level, allowing for flawless skin and polished studio like images. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the iPhone. Selfies are leading the way for the modern voyeur. Instagram filters, Myspace angles, and ducklips set the trends for mass distribution through popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Internet stars have even taken advantage of the new mediums, like Kim Kardashion who released a book of nothing but her Instagram selfies.

So what does the future hold for the pin-up girl? That’s a bit up in the air. But if historical patterns hold true, my guess is that we’ll see a swing back to the natural sweet girl with a unique style. We’ll have casual and natural processes (not overly photoshopped), and the images will be spread to unique subscribers as part of an ever growing fanbase.


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