20 Iconic Hula Girl Tattoos

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The dancing hula girl tattoo is one of the oldest tattoo pin-ups and a true tattoo classic. Made popular by the legendary Sailor Jerry.

Hula girl tattoos were inspired by Jerry's love of Hawaii and in creating the iconic hula girl design he laid the foundations for the pin-ups we know today. At one time hula girl tattoos covered the arms of countless sailors and merchant seamen and were carried as a tribute to the exotic paradise of Hawaii. Many sailors got a hula girl tattoo as a souvenir from their time on the islands.

The Classic Sailor Jerry Hula Girl!!
The Classic Sailor Jerry Hula Girl!!

Not as popular as they once were hula girl tattoos are today a pin-up often used on a large traditional piece or sleeve. Simple in there design hula girls are a real old school tattoo. Whether they're standing, dancing or playing the ukulele a hula girl tattoo is a fun tattoo that will take you right back to the early days of western tattooing and the days when Sailor Jerry was doing his thing and making tattooing what it is today!!

Awesome Hula Girl Tattoo
Awesome Hula Girl Tattoo
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Little Hula Girl Tattoo by Ben Davies
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Surfing Hula Girl Tattoo by Chris Hold

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