Graphic Tattoos

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Caner Tu虉rkdog虇andone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
7
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1
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1
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Contemporary
Illustrative
+3

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Hey.Nortedone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
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1
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2
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Blackwork
Line Art
+9

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Paula Cruzdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
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2
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2
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Hand Poked
Nordic
+8

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Benny Tattooerdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
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3
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1
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Neo Japanese
Japanese 路 Irezumi
+13

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Pepo Errandodone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
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3
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3
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Blackwork
Illustrative
+10

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Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn 路 Istanbul
103
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109
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43
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Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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Mentat Gamzedone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
56
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213
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109
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Illustrative
Graphic
+1

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Liubov Sorokadone
room Kiev
7
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9
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2
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Graphic
Contemporary
+2

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Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam
99
Tattoos
78
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48
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Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Ola Oleszkiewicz 路 Pejczidone
room Warsaw 馃嚨馃嚤
2
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4
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5
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Line Art
Illustrative
+3

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Abel Mirandadone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫 路 Brussels 馃嚙馃嚜 路 Tourcoing 馃嚝馃嚪 路 Albuquerque 馃嚭馃嚫 路 West New York 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Z眉rich 馃嚚馃嚟 路 London 馃嚞馃嚙 路 Los Angeles 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Venice 馃嚠馃嚬 路 Luxembourg City 馃嚤馃嚭 路 Milan 路 Naples
31
Tattoos
15
likes
34
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Graphic
Geometric
+1

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Marl猫ne Le Cidredone
room Paris 馃嚝馃嚪
17
Tattoos
13
likes
4
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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Alican G枚rg眉done
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
99
Tattoos
178
likes
89
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+3

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Dimos Karagiannis 路 Thrashdone
room Thessaloniki 馃嚞馃嚪
13
Tattoos
2
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7
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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Tansel Darkodone
room Istanbul
25
Tattoos
15
likes
9
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Graphic

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Xo茂l 路 Lo茂c Lavenudone
room Lausanne
121
Tattoos
131
likes
48
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Graphic
Abstract
+1

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Olivia Wongdone
room Hong Kong 馃嚟馃嚢
51
Tattoos
84
likes
49
followers
Illustrative
Graphic
+3

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Corina Weikl 路 Trudylinesdone
room Manhattan
55
Tattoos
109
likes
57
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+2

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Graphic style tattoos can go from a reinvention of reality to the purest abstraction, from color to black, to childhood and street influences to watercolor and pop art. Graphic style tattoos mix photos, shapes and typography to communicate a specific and unambiguous message.

Graphic tattoos use the principles of graphic design. They can be simple or complex, and can vary in style or tone. However, they always mix images with typographical elements (or symbols representing typography) to express a clear statement, whether commercial, political, educational or cultural. Within tattooing, this can also mean the depiction of a specific story or quote, as requested by the client.

Depending on how broadly or narrowly 鈥済raphic design鈥 is defined, many art movements can be classified within it. Some camps choose to separate design from 鈥渁rt,鈥 however, arguing that any message commissioned by someone other than the artist -- whether a corporation, social group, religious order, or another person -- is fundamentally different than that of an artist expressing their own thoughts, emotions and experiences. However, given the history of fine art commissioned by religious sects and wealthy benefactors, that can also be viewed as an invalid argument. Tattoo Filter takes no formal stance in the Art vs. Design debate, but must recognize the controversy here.

The foundations of graphic design are rooted in religious books of antiquity, where calligraphy intermingled with detailed illustrations in Confucian, Muslim, Egyptian, Hindu and Christian texts. It can be argued that pictographs and hieroglyphics of prehistoric cultures were the first examples of graphic design, as the paintings were forms of communication.

Modern examples of graphic design can be found in branding, advertisements, infographics, political propaganda, maps / charts / data visualization, and the like. Taking many forms, the common thread is the intention to communicate something objective, rather than being interpretive or subjective.

Colloquially, in contemporary tattoo culture, 鈥済raphic鈥 is sometimes used to reference anything created with a digital program, such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. However, the same results can often be achieved with analog tools, as well, so this is not the proper way to categorize the design.

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