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Blimp Tattoos Are Really Taking Off

Blimp Tattoos Are Really Taking Off
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

We look at all sorts of airship tattoos in a fact-filled dive into the early days of aviation

Mankind has been flying the skies like birds for a century now, but the beginnings of human air travel were far off from what we think of today. Before the perfection of the airplane, there was the airship, the dirigible. These craft relied on massive amounts of floating gas (hydrogen or helium) to take flight. Today we’re going to take a look at some cool tattoos of blimps and talk about the origins of flight.

Flaming blimp tattoo #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo
Crazy steampunk airship. #steampunk #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo
Oh, the humanity! #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo
Blimp over Seattle (via IG -- inkillusionstattoo) #seattle #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo

The heyday of airships came to an abrupt end in 1937 with the Hindenburg disaster. After making a transAtlantic flight, this doomed airship burst into flames upon landing in Lakehurts, New Jersey, killing 36 people. Film of the incident was seen around the world, effectively turning everybody off of the idea of flying about in such contraptions. Airplanes were seen as much better alternatives, and by the time World War II rolled around, both sides had abandoned airships in favor of planes.

An abstract airship by Xoil. #xoil #zeppelin
Flaming blimps are the most popular blimls. By Simone Mutti (via IG -- dynamitecolors) #simonemutti #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo
Now this is just silly. By Rodrigo Tas (via IG -- rodrigotas) #rodrigotas #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo
Giant squid vs blimp. What? By Sean Adams (via IG -- speakeasytat) #seanadams #blimp #blimptattoo #zeppelin #zeppelintattoo

If these rad blimp tattoos do pique your interest and you are interested in riding in a blimp, you’re actually shit out of luck, as a quick Google search immediately yields “Sadly, there is no reliable way to snag a blimp ride in the United States.”

Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.