Tattoo styles

Man making a tattoo on the hand

Tattoos, like any other kind of art, have multiple styles. In this article, we’ll introduce the 31-best known. However, this does not mean that styles cannot be combined with each other. It’s up to you which one you choose for your tattoo.

Blacktattoo

Tattoos where only black is used.

Black and gray

Here, in addition to black, gray and white shading is used.

Abstract

A modern style of tattoos that is very difficult to describe

Abstract color tattoo of the flower and triangle on a back
Abstract tattoo

Biomechanical

Do you want to look like a terminator? This is the style for you.

Biomechanical tattoo on the left hand
Biomechanical tattoo on the left hand

Cartoon

Cartoon characters and animals from animated movies.

Cartoon Tattoo of evil Flanders on a leg
Cartoon Tattoo of evil Flanders on a leg

Colour

Basically, each color tattoo could be labeled as a color.

Color tattoo of a surrealistic face on the left leg
Color tattoo of a surrealistic face on the left leg

Dotwork

Tattoos made up of many small dots. No lines or shading.

Dot work tattoo of a flying dragon with moon on the back
Dot work tattoo of a flying dragon with moon on the back

Geometric

Different geometric shapes, squares, blocks, circles, triangles.

Geometric tattoo of a spiral on the left palm
Geometric tattoo of a spiral on the left palm

Lettering

Inscriptions of various types and sizes.

Lettering tattoo of a "too much love will kill you" on the left shoulder
Lettering tattoo of a “too much love will kill you” on the left shoulder

Mandala

Symmetric Geometric Pattern.

Mandala tattoo of a lotus flower on the back
Mandala tattoo of a lotus flower on the back

Maori

Tattoos from Polynesia.

Maori tattoo on the left shoulder
Maori tattoo on the left shoulder

Neotraditional

The base is drawn from Old-school. However, modern motives and more colors are used.

Neotraditional tattoo of a dagger in a hand with blood and a olive branch on the left shoulder
Neotraditional tattoo of a dagger in a hand with blood and a olive branch on the left shoulder

Oriental

Everyone knows it well, fish, dragons, geisha, …

Big rriental tattoo of a dragon on the whole back
Big rriental tattoo of a dragon on the whole back

Realistic

Tattoos that capture the image as realistically as possible.

Realistic tattoo of a dog head on the leg
Realistic tattoo of a dog head on the leg

Traditional

Traditional old school tattoos. Genuine Old-school is hard to find, so the demonstration may be somewhat affected by Neotraditional.

Traditional color tattoo of a girl on the hand
Traditional color tattoo of a girl on the hand

Trash Polka

The main part of the tattoo is made out of black color. For contrast the most used color is red (rarely blue).

Trash polka tattoo of a lion with horns on the right shoulder
Trash polka tattoo of a lion with horns on the right shoulder

Tribal tattoo

Various ornaments tattooed only in black. These ornaments are mainly in curved.

Tribal tattoo on right shoulder
Tribal tattoo on right shoulder

Watercolor

Elementary school, art education, melted tempera colors… that’s how watercolor looks.

Water color tattoo of a flower on the right hand
Water color tattoo of a flower on the right hand

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