October 19, 2015

This style of tattooing is using shades of black and greys, colors can be used as well, to produce the cracked stone like quality throughout the tattoo. These tattoos tend to be more detailed and can really give a tattoo a very old and rustic feel. Stonework is usually...

October 17, 2015

Polynesian tattoos are body art derived from the cultural traditions of many Polynesian tribal peoples, like the Maori and the Samoans.  Unique designs rooted in tribal symbolism are created for the individual receiving the tattoo and are then usually chiseled or hand-...

October 15, 2015

Zodiac tattoos: aka astrological tattoos or horoscope tattoos.

The word zodiac comes from the Latin word zodiacus, meaning "circle of animals". The human race has always been fascinated by stars, it's no wonder that zodiac tattoos are so popular. These tattoos are perso...

October 15, 2015

Sketch work tattoos imitate the rough image aesthetic found in an artist’s sketchbook and depict what appear like unfinished images or designs. They typically feature semi-colored in areas and unclear outlines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2015

 

 

Trash Polka is a style of tattooing made famous by the Buena Vista Tattoo Club-Germany.  It consists entirely of a black and red color scheme characterized by collage-like images featuring moments of realism, lettering, and abstract or geometric shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 4, 2015

Lettering ranges from simple tattoos of letters and words in standard fonts to highly stylized custom pieces that are usually free handed on and look both like an aesthetically pleasing design as well as legible letters or numbers.

 

 

 

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...

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