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The "Old School" style as such was born around 1900 on the coasts of the USA. One of the most significant things about Old School tattoos is that they originated at a time when society viewed them as something associated with the "underworld." It eventually broke through the barriers of social acceptance, shaping tattoos as we know them today. Therefore, we can say that traditional tattoos were introduced and influenced by sailors, especially during World War II, and began to be known as "American Traditional Tattoos." Old School tattoos are primarily characterized by basic details such as thick, bold lines without shading. Although mostly done in black, some primary colors like red, yellow, green, and blue are also used in some cases.


Originating in the 1970s and 1980s, the neotraditional tattoo style is inspired by traditional tattoos while retaining some of its characteristic features. It introduces interesting innovations that set it apart. In terms of evolution, neotraditional style emerged after the New School tattoo, which sought a radical change from traditional or Old School tattoos. New School introduced a completely fresh perspective with vibrant colors, a broad palette, bright elements, and the use of distorted and disproportionate resources. In the case of neotraditional, the goal is to recover many key elements of Old School tattoos.


The blackwork style has its origins in the indigenous peoples of the world and their traditions, specifically in Maori and Polynesian tribes. It could be seen as an evolution of the traditional tribal style, aiming to cover large areas with shapes created solely with black ink. It doesn't necessarily aim for realism; instead, it represents drawings, geometric shapes, comic scenes, abstract designs, and a wide range of possibilities. To create density, lights, and shadows, textures are played with using techniques like drag dotwork, conventional dotwork, or creating patterns with lines to simulate shadows.


Inspired by the artistic realism movement that emerged as a counterpoint to romanticism in France in the 1850s, realistic tattooing is characterized by working without defined lines. The artist can use water or blood lines to delineate areas with the assurance that they will disappear during healing or be concealed with the proper use of contrast through the application of black or shadows. This style can be done in full color or black and gray.


Japanese tattooing is one of the oldest tattoo styles, with origins dating back almost 5,000 years. There are two types of Japanese tattoos: traditional and modern. The main difference between the two lies in how the tattoo is applied to the skin. Traditional Japanese tattooing uses non-electric tools, while modern Japanese tattoos utilize an electric tattoo machine. Japanese tattoos generally combine colors with black and gray, although there is a variety that comes only in black and gray.


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