Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tattoo your lips! 1938

Vintage make-up ad, 1938
This lovely lipstick advertisment  for Tattoo, a new line packaged in a stunning tube engraved with an art deco hula girl. "And how his heart will pound," when he comes home from work and gets a peek at your lips and you tell him the brand is "tattoo."

Vintage article, 1962
Its the lastest fad in Hollywood!!!


  1. oh, that Deco hula girl is just GORGEOUS. NOT into the literally lip tattoos, though :)

  2. more proof that there are no new ideas ;) I'd love to find one of those Tattoo lipsticks, wouldn't you?

  3. Inky I would, I wonder if they actually say tattoo anywhere on the tube.


  4. Ha, trippy! Vintage stuff is the greatest.

  5. Haha, I love vintage adds!

    ps, I have a giveaway on my blog open to canadian and US residents, so come check it out!


  6. Aww, these are great!

    Your blog is so awesome, love everything Vinatge! My wedding is Vintage inspired :-)


  7. hhhaahah to think this was a new thing... sheesh... history repeats itself!!!

  8. And here I thought this was a recent trend. Shows how little I know. :-)

  9. Gotta love the naivety of it all!
    If it didnt catch on the first time around, why did they think it would a second? heeh.
    Thank you for your comments by the way, i love your blog <3 xo

  10. Love that vintage ad! Where do you find these treasures?


  11. Ouch, dunno if I'd be smiling whilst having my lips tattooed! Love the beach girl in the top one. And those pics always have shoes that I wish would exist and were in my wardrobe!

  12. I didn't realize that lip tattooing has been around that long! I love that first add, its beautiful :)
    *kisses* HH

  13. You know there is something vaguely tempting about this idea, especially for someone like myself myself who doesn't have the fullest lips ever. However, given the fact that one's skin naturally begins to shift a bit as we age, I think it's best to stick with good old fashion lipstick, lest one ends up with some rather wonky looking lips in 40 years ;D

    Wishing you a splendid Thursday & blissfully wonderful month of February!
    ♥ Jessica

  14. I just came upon your blog. it's a great source of inspiration. love it!

  15. Fantastic blog you have going here! Thanks for all the cool posts.

  16. Wow, that first ad is so wonderful! I swear that's one of those products I would shamelessly buy and use just for the packaging...
    That second picture... well, I am not a believer in permanent makeup.
    Wonderful blog!

  17. What a fab ad! Well not the tattooing of lips obviously but the ad is fab! Tee hee

  18. Love the illustration! Not so sure about the concept though!

  19. haha I love that she is smiling in that photo. I somehow doubt that she would have a smile on her face while getting her lips tattooed.

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    Greetings from Germany,

  21. I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award!

  22. so cool! thank you for sharing, lady

  23. I definitely didn't know it started way back in the 60's. Oddly enough I heard some of them who got her lips [or somewhere else on her face] tatooed said that it's so convenient to not have to apply for makeup in the morning when you have to rush off to somewhere.

  24. I've been so tempted to look into getting my eyebrows and eyeliner tattooed, but like Jessica said...what about 20 years from now? Have you seen Tammy Faye Bakker with her crazy tattooed makeup? Hilarious.

  25. I don't know about that idea, what happens when you get old and your face starts to sag...

  26. Wow it was popular way back then too? I had only just heard of it here!

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