July 30, 2015





















New School is a highly animated style of tattooing that reads like a more exaggerated version of the illustrative style.  Typically the images created are caricatured characters doing out of character things.  Common New School subject matters inclu...

July 29, 2015

Black and grey typically goes hand-in-hand with realism tattooing, however instead of using color, traditionally black and grey tattooing only uses black ink and water.  Tattooists will water down the black ink to make it softer and more grey in order to create shades,...

July 28, 2015

Portraiture is a style typically done in realism in which a portrait of someone is recreated as a tattoo.  Realism portraits can be found in color or black and grey and usually are created by making a stencil over a pre-existing photograph or image in order to get an e...

July 26, 2015


 This style is heavily influenced by Salvador Dali and consists of exaggerated, imaginary images, mashed up styles, and fantastical creations that couldn’t actually exist in nature, but look like they could. The surrealism movement came after the realism movement wher...

July 26, 2015

Geometric tattoos are done typically using only lines and geometric shapes.  Sacred geometry and ornamental color design work all rely heavily on basic geometric conventions.



July 24, 2015

If you’re looking for a tattoo with shock value, then why not consider a horror themed design? Many people are fans of horror movies, and the villains and monsters they portray is a great way to get a scary tattoo and showing your love for the genre at the same time. H...

July 23, 2015

Illustrative styles combine techniques from both traditional styles of tattooing and realism.  Typically they feature bold outlines with intense color saturation paired with realistic shading techniques in order to create a tattoo that looks more like an illustration t...

July 22, 2015

Realism is a style that tries to recreate images as they would appear in real life.  Realism typically lacks the bold outlines found in more traditional forms of tattooing and instead uses shading and color contrasts to render the image.

Realistic tattoos most commonly...

July 19, 2015

Dotwork tattoos are one of the most intricate styles.  Complicated geometric images are created with nothing but dots. The tattoo artist must be very patient and very talented because he has to place every dot in the right place. Many dotwork artists have also abandone...

July 19, 2015

Some of the most inventive and creative tattoos being done these days are inspired by watercolor paintings. Many of the tattoos included in this gallery look as if they were just done on a canvas, it’s hard to believe that these are actually tattoos. Enjoy.



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