Do a Google search on “Frank Sinatra Tattoos” and you’ll find 845,000 results.
That said, the impact Frank Sinatra had back then is still present today, and after looking at his black and grey portrait done by Robert Pho, it not only provided inspiration for this post, but also insight on the man that changed an era who’s charm is still relevant today. Born Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra, the man in the tattoo was a star of stage and screen and long considered one of the finest vocalists of all time. Thanks to his status within the pantheon of great entertainers, it is also no surprise that Sinatra has became the subject matter of many tattoos and afternoon discussions. For those who are old enough to remember, Sinatra was the original teen idol and pop icon, and his legacy has stood the test of time.
Massive crowds forming for his show.
In reality, there are many who will enter an industry but very few who will change it, and Frank Sinatra was definitely one of them. As an artist and musician, he changed the landscape of entertainment and made music that not only had an impact in the way we listened to music but also in the way we felt. His songs shared stories of personal statements, struggles, and life experiences and in the end, he left this earth well connected, well respected and never forgotten.
A snapshot of the image that inspired the tattoo which the client wanted.
It wasn’t up until the Sixties that he made his way to Las Vegas, where he performed for sold out crowds at Caesars Palace, and though he’s long gone, his music lives forever and doubles as the back drop for the infamous Bellagio fountain show. To truly experience Vegas without hearing one of his tracks is pretty much impossible, and it really comes as no surprise that he’s become a legend even in modern times.
As the leader of the infamous “Rat Pack,” a group of entertainers who became the poster boys for hard drinking, partying, and the quintessential “boys night out.” Frank’s carousing is well documented and even after his death, the impact of his life became something of legend as the F.B.I. released a 1,300-page file that contained rumors of his ties to organized crime. Of course, it comes as no surprise that the man who was known for taking up to 12 showers a day came out “clean” as he was never officially linked to anything suspect.
A picture of epic proportions.