Tattoos v. badges

Today practically everybody has got  tattoos, but back in the 80s’ Golden Age of Inking it was far more individual – an exclusive scene mostly made up of pirates and ladies in circus sideshows.

Badges were also used to display 80s-style enthusiasms. This was sensible because when you eventually weaned yourself off Henry out of Neighbours you did not need to undergo seven hours of painful laser surgery.

Transfers were a mega option for anyone caught in two minds. But, still, anyone who is truly committed to their fond 80s memories would look a million dollars with a tasteful little Safeway tattoo just above the ankle.

The Smiths badges 1980s
Maybe in the 80s Ghostbusting was a witty euphemism. Nowadays people are more sniffy about wearing badges about wiping your arse.
Wham removable tattoos - George Michael - nostalgia 80s
This should have been a picture of Wham! transfers all up the arms of the girl with the badges. But unfortunately they had gone off at some point during the 1990s.




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