Posts Tagged ‘Rockabilly’

Back to the Drawing Board.

05/03/2009

Well. My 2 years worth of bad karma has caught up with me. I didn’t get the job. Big stinkin’ surprise. So Friday was my cry-day. I felt better when Nick and my mom and I went to Woody’s Oasis, and then TJ Maxx. At TJ Maxx we found some metallic bronze stretch pants. They were $3, so we bought them all for costumes for a space movie we want to make.

Also, I tried some of my new pin-up style make up on, but I cried if off a few times, so I had to keep replacing it. I need to take some photos to put up here so I can track my progress, but Friday was a bad day for that. Also, I tried to do victory rolls for the first time ever, and it turned out alright. I need to work on it a little, but so far, so good. I used a great tutorial from YouTube for my hair.

So, I realized that I still have some great chances to get good jobs on campus. I am going to try and apply for the newspaper as a photographer or something. And I have many other positions i have also applied for. I just wanted that Social Science one most of all. Oh well… I have already started on scheduling for fall semester, and I am trying to take morning classes, but I am signed up for one night class (biology) because two of my friends are enrolling in it and it will help to have a study group.

Also, I am getting a tattoo tomorrow, which is always great. I will most definitely take photos of it to put up on here.

Don Ed Hardy vs. Sailor Jerry

04/13/2009

About 3 years ago I discovered Ed Hardy. I didn’t know much about it, but I saw that they put out cool tennis shoes with koi fish tattoo images. They were very expensive and I quickly forgot about the company and shoes. The Christmas before last, my mom purchased me a nice pair of Sailor Jerry slip on shoes with a Sailor Jerry T Shirt.

And finally, one year later I see Ed Hardy everywhere. My first thought was, “Great! I can now purchase vintage tattoo design clothing at a reasonable price!” The first items I saw were in more neutral colors, which is great for vintage tattoos. Now lets fast forward a few more months to Spring 2009. Ed Hardy has become a vomit inducer for me. I see disturbing bright white sweatpants for girls with neon tigers crawling down a day glo bed of roses, and let’s not forget the rhinestones. The baseball caps are also a treat… It has basically turned into a disturbing hip hop fashion statement. I can’t even bear to look at the Ed Hardy racks in the mall any longer.

Aside from the neon and rhinestones, the enormous Don Ed Hardy logo in the back bothers me. Why can’t I have a nice tattoo design without making some brand statement. It is boastful as well as tacky. My Sailor Jerry clothing items feature a modest signature on the corner of the image, about an inch or two wide. Nothing sprawled across the back.

I took the liberty of researching both artists on wikipedia. Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins was born in 1911, and it turns out that Don Ed Hardy was one of his students in tattooing.
Sailor Jerry:

Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

Ed Hardy:

Ed Hardy

Ed Hardy

When Sailor Jerry died, he gave the right to his art to Ed Hardy and another artist. They gave it to a small clothing company and as far as I know, that’s the same company who still runs it?

Now, Ed Hardy gave a guy called Christian Audigier the rights to use his art in clothing designs. Audigier was the designer who brought us the ever classy, Von Dutch.

Christian Audigier:

Christian

Christian

Anyways, I failed to properly set up this entry and it really isn’t very informative, and it is also very biased. I HATE ED HARDY AND LOVE SAILOR JERRY. The clothing lines anyhow. I know both were great tattoo artists. My final rant will be this. I compared both online stores for you, and let’s just say, I am surprised I didn’t have a seizure when I got a screen shot of the Ed Hardy store.. Not to mention the little maggot model that was featured.. He looks (as Nick might say) a lowest common denominator of a person.

Ed Hardy

Ed Hardy


Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

How do i Bettie Page plox?

04/11/2009

So. All I can think about is Bettie Page and how I want to be a pin up girl and how rockabilly rules. Bettie Page is beautiful. I kind of want to be her sometimes. I really hate that bondage junk a lot of the time, because I think it’s silly.. Seriously, pulling out a gag ball during sex sometimes seems like pulling out a rubber chicken during sex to me.. Trust me, I don’t know what kind of gag balls are normal, but the only ones I have seen are made with a medium to large bouncy ball you get out of a coin machine inside the door of a super market.

Anyways, Bettie Page makes a gag ball look awesome (even if she used a rainbow colored bouncy ball). She makes everything look awesome. It sucks she’s one of those Hot Topic memes, but whatever. I need to be a pin up girl. I would like to do the campy poses, where I am fishing and I go to cast line, and, “WHOOPS! The hook caught on my polka dot dress and lifted it up slightly, I am so embarrassed!” Aside from that, since I am not model material…

I had a dream that I missed a tattoo appointment because I had belly dance lessons! And my artist was texted me the word, “FAIL!” (The artist I am going to next says that often). Anyhow, I am getting a My Little Pony of some kind, but they failed to call me to confirm if I could get it this Monday. And Cameron said today that Nick was his new best friend. It was cute, but I don’t like when people say that what other people say is cute sometimes. So it was awesome of him to say that?

Oh, and thanks Nick for the banner…