Old School Tattoo: history and exploration

Old School style Tattoos (and Old Skool) become popular in 1920’s. The main characteristics of the old school design are large and bold images made with solid colours and thick outlines in either blue or black. The reason for the big and bold designs can mainly be attributed to the fact that the techniques used to create the tattoos are very different than those used today.…

150 Of The Best Traditional Tattoos (Designs and Meanings)

Popular Design for your Old School Ink. As previously mentioned, a few of the most recurring designs for traditional tattoos were mermaids, anchors, and ships. More designs include pin-up girls, swallows, roses, skulls, and even a combination of these. Their common denominator are probably the cartoon-ish drawing, bold line work and vibrant colors.…

Traditional Old School Tattoos Gypsy, Anchor, Ship, Pin ...

The old school tattoo designs are being adopted by a younger crowd. Sailor tattoos are no longer the sole property of a certain subculture, like they used to be. There is a difference, though – the old school tattoos might be the same, but the feeling around them is different. Nowadays, these older tattoo designs are worn with a sense of irony.…