Spotlight: Pin-up and Girls Portraits by David Corden

This might be the most lucky career change ever. Former Ventilation engineer with a secret love for drawing, David Corden has become one of the most astounding realistic tattoo artists in the world.

David started tattooing in 2006, thanks to an apprenticeship with Jim Gambell at Ritual Art Tattoo in Rainham, where he is still working.

His portfolio is full of movie references, portraits of celebrities and reproductions of famous contemporary artists such as Mark Ryden, Brian Viveros and Natalie Shau. But where David Corden excels, it is in the portraits of beautiful girls and vintage pin-ups, mostly inspired by illustrator Gil Elvgrin.

Therefore, here is a selection of Mr Corden’s sexiest ladies …

Let’s start with iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, here with a Chicano style.

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Another icon of classic movies : Veronika Lake.

The queen of pin-ups, Betty Page at the sea.

The Gil Elvgrin’s girls always make great tattoos.

Burlesque dancer and strip-tease icon Dita Von Teese has been tattooed numerous times by David.

This is part of a serie of gorgeous tattoos inspired by the work of 666 Photography, with Dia de los Muertos girls.

Pin-up portrait of Maria Brink, singer of heavy metal band In This Moment.

The famous naughty nurse of Blink 182 disc cover.

Three beautiful reproductions of artist Natalie Shau.

The Oracle girl from movie 300.

Emma Stone from movie Zombieland.

Poison Ivy.

Sexy vampire mouth !

Amazing portrait of a Native American girl.

A very realistic, even 3D Gipsy girl.

Two fantastic portraits which definitely confirm the huge talent of David Corden. Second one is Lena Headey from movie 300.

Find more tattoos by David Corden here and here.



Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.


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