Traditional Tattoos

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Sweetstattoodone
room Donostia - San Sebastiรกn
20
Tattoos
12
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Minimalist
+2

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Baran Yilmazdone
room Istanbul
15
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Black and grey
Realism
+4

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Benny Tattooerdone
room Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
4
Tattoos
6
likes
3
followers
Neo Japanese
Japanese ยท Irezumi
+13

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Nattachai Watondone
room Chonburi
8
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Blackwork
New School
+3

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Jo Inkdone
room Seoul
20
Tattoos
15
likes
11
followers
Traditional
Engravings
+4

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Anemdone
room Montreal
48
Tattoos
56
likes
30
followers
Traditional

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Nour Cabailledone
room Ferney-Voltaire
10
Tattoos
12
likes
2
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+4

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Ali Gรผzeldone
room Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
23
Tattoos
20
likes
13
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+5

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Heinzdone
room Rome
0
Tattoos
0
likes
5
followers
Traditional
Neotraditional

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Mar Pรฉrez ยท Marrotodone
room Valencia
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Illustrative
New School
+2

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Seba Martinezdone
room Belรฉn de Escobar
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Traditional

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Jared Scottdone
room Cambridge
0
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+2

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Ayelo Padalinodone
room Santo Andrรฉ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Traditional
Blackwork

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Lucas Soaresdone
room Fort Lauderdale
74
Tattoos
30
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Txisdone
room Donostia - San Sebastiรกn
37
Tattoos
6
likes
7
followers
Traditional

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Mattia Mambodone
room Meda ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
349
Tattoos
223
likes
88
followers
Traditional
Contemporary
+1

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Rarodone
room Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
250
Tattoos
76
likes
19
followers
Traditional
Contemporary

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Caleb Qualesdone
room St. Louis
47
Tattoos
5
likes
9
followers
Traditional

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description

Traditional tattoos, also called "Old School" or "Classic", is a reference to a Western or traditional American tattoo style and are characterized by bold black lines, a simple color palette, and flat 2D perspective. According to tattooers specializing in this style, people should be able to see a traditional tattoo from across the street and know what it is.

With the invention of electric tattoo machines in the late 19th century, tattooing proliferated rapidly throughout America and Europe. The designs were kept relatively simple out of necessity, as the machines and inks were not yet refined, and most western tattooers were brand new to the trade.

While not strictly relegated to members of the Armed Forces, many Traditional motifs have strong cultural ties to the U.S. military, especially the Navy. First with the Spanish-American war, but more significantly during World Wars I and II, western sailors and soldiers had the opportunity to observe en masse the tattoo practices of Japan and Polynesia, and take that inspiration back home. As such, Traditional work ironically embodies a mix of western nationalist pride with an appreciation for the beauty of foreign cultures.

Norman Keith Collins, also known as Sailor Jerry, (1911โ€“1973) is one of the most well known old school tattoo artists.

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