December 27, 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.

 

December 27, 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 shade...

December 27, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 27, 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...

December 27, 2015

The style everyone remembers from the 90’s with its Tasmanian devil inspired tattoos that too many people had. Now the cartoon inspired tattoo is making its comeback as clients look to relive their childhood.  Hello Kitty, Auto bots, Decepticons, My Little Pony, Strawb...

December 27, 2015

Loved throughout the world for their colorful and graceful beauty and designs, Asian tattoos include language symbols to full body art depictions of koi fish, cherry blossom tattoos and dragon and tiger tattoos. Geisha women are yet another popular tattoo design if you...

December 27, 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.

December 27, 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-...

December 27, 2015

Biomechanical tattoos, also known as biomech, are tattoos designed based off of the client’s body flow and are typically freehanded.  Usually these tattoos mimic body flow through patterns that are of mechanical, cyborg, or alien aesthetics. Bio-organic tattoos are sim...

December 27, 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...

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