Did you know that Tinsley Transfers, Inc. originated Tattoo Sleeves and clothing? 10 years later the market is now flooded with knock-offs but we feel our product is still the best on the market. Designed by Tinsley’s talented tattoo artists and made in the USA, our tattoo clothing is often requested for film, television and stage shows.
Cobie Smulders wearing Rock O' Billy sleeves for "How I Met Your Mother"
While our Tattoo shirts and sleeves our always for sale it has been over 5 years since the tattoo t-shirts have been made available. Get yours now while they last.
If you have been tuning in to the Summer Olympics this year, you have probably spied dozens of athletes rocking the recognizable multi-colored Olympic rings by now. It’s like something of a right of passage.
American Swimmer, Ryan Lochte
Both top American rival swimmers, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have Olympic themed tattoos. Michael Phelps, who recently won his 19th medal, a gold in the men’s 2x400m, has a tattoo on his right hipbone. Ryan Lochte’s Olympic tattoo is on the inside of his right arm, highlighted when he performs his dominating backstroke.
Other than the classic five-ring logo, viewers have also seen more personalized ink on the competitors. Fernanda Silva Rocha, Brazilian women’s handball competitor, (pictured above) has a star on her left calf.
Italian olympic swimmer Federica Pellegrini has nine tattoos all together. Pictured above is her intricate flower design on her ankle.
Mongolian judo competitor Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar wears a tattoo on his chest that features two feet and the word “Champion.” Being one of the world’s best athletes takes determination, commitment, and some serious confidence. You must truly believe you are the best, and the slightest bit of doubt can alter your performance. Perhaps his tattoo is of a past great achievement, and gives him the extra boost to believe in himself to conquer again.
Let’s face it- men want them, women want to be like them! Pin-ups represent sexiness and feminity while symbolizing female empowerment, and the women look damn good doing it. Pin-up art continued to grow in popularity and sophistication through the 1950′s.
Tinsley Transfers features their own line of vintage designs. From overtly sexy, to adorable sailor, these vintage pin-ups are in trend. With 50s Mad Men inspired style sweeping the nation, you can join this craze with these sexy designs!
You can’t talk about pin ups without mentioning Bettie Page. She was featured in the earlier editions of Playboy and Hugh Hefner says, “She had a saucy innocence that is both contemporary and provocative, and also nostalgic.” The Bunny takes an influence from the traditional playboy uniform, complete with a cottontail.
Another one of the most popular, early glamour girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Today, this movement has seen another wave of women whose personal style derives from the 50s, such as Dita Von Teese. This current day beauty has not only sparked a reinvention of the burlesques scene, but inspired a number of other sexy modern pin-up girls. With a hint of rockabilly, and a touch of free spirit, this care-free sense of sexuality the women give off is intriguing.
These temporary tattoos truly embrace the pin-up style- exuding confidence, sex appeal, and beauty. Man or woman, sporting these tattoos adds that extra funk to any look. Don’t you want to have (be) One Fine Dame?
How are you spending the long 4th of July weekend? Whether you’ll be spending time BBQing with friends or lighting off some fireworks, tattoos are a great way to express yourself and pay tribute to the things you love most! Nothing shows your love for the USA like a traditional tattoo.
Tinsley Transfers temporary tattoos are the perfect way to show your patriotic pride in addition to your classic red, white, and blue apparel. Even though these tattoos wash off, we know your American spirit won’t with the upcoming 2012 London Olympics just around the corner!
This June 20th may be Summer Solstice, but we like to celebrate the sun all year long. Supporting all life on Earth, the sun deserves our utmost respect. Sun tattoos are a way to celebrate life, whether it is your own or a new life just begun.
The lovely actress Scarlett Johansson has a colorful, circular sun tattoo on her forearm, as does actor Johnny Depp. His temporary tattoo of a swallow flying over a sunset for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean became permanent after his son Jack was born. Just like his co-star, Orlando Bloom lives life to the fullest and sports a sun tattoo on his body.
Just like the celebrities, you too can show your appreciation for life, the sun, and this bonfire celebration. Whether it’s a Tribal Flame Armband or our Flame Job, these Extra Large Tattoos will let your individual style shine through. You can show your burning desire for Summer with these hearts on fire too- the Heart and the Sacred Heart! So in celebration of Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, celebrate the sun and dance around the bonfire confidently knowing you have the greatest accessory around- a Tinsley.
Have you seen the new trailer just released over the weekend for Premium Rush? If you did, you may have noticed Dania Ramirez wearing our custom rose tattoo! This high action film will definitely leave you with a spike in energy and a desire to be just like the beauty Dania Ramirez. You can get her look with our 1940 Rose design!
Directed by David Koepp, this movie is all about a dare devil bicycle messenger who gets into trouble when having to deliver a package while being chased by a dirty cop. Make sure to catch Dania Ramirez and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Premium Rush” later this year and see if you can spot our rose!
For those of you unaware of our next product, we have a sneak peak for you! Just in time for Tim Burton’s release of “Dark Shadows,” we are developing a series of “Goth” tattoos. Dark Shadows was released May 11 and alike Burton’s previous films, “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Corpse Bride,” this movie has a dark and eerie feel. Also starring , Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green, Johnny Depp plays an imprisoned vampire, named Barnabas Collins, who is released to return to his home where he must protect his malfunctioning descendants.
This series of 18 tattoos are all perfect to give you that “goth” feel. All tattoos are being designed with knowledge of the gothic culture and only using the colors black, white, and blood red. So what are you waiting for, get your ticket into the dark world today.
The summer months are upon us and so are outdoor charity events. We’re not talking just fancy dinners here, people, but actual athletic events! Whether you’re into running, biking, or walking for your special charity, there’s something out there for everyone happening in your city!
And what better way to show your passion to rally for a good cause than with a temporary tattoo. If you are touched by someone with an illness, create your own tattoo to show them support! Made-to-order custom tattoos are Tinsley Transfer’s specialty. With an award winning designer behind the company, seriously how can you go wrong? Be a bad-ass and show that disease who’s boss.
The talented Ryan Gosling adorns the temporary tattoos created by Tinsley Transfers for his upcoming film “The Place Beyond the Pines”. This crime drama is about Gosling’s character, a motorcycle stunt rider, considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Ryan’s assorted tattoo collection was heavily influenced by his own artistic input and that of a close friend. Our long lasting tattoos would live for several days on Ryan’s skin allowing him to completely immerse himself into the character.
You can look for Ryan Gosling in the upcoming movie “Gangster Squad” where he also wears a Tinsley Transfer.