Most popular tattoo styles - Characteristics, Photos and Designs

Tattoo Styles

Any picture and plot can be painted in a dozen different ways. Many people will agree that the most important thing in a tattoo is the style and quality of the work. In addition to the fact that every artist has his own unique style, there are some popular trends and tendencies in artistic tattoos.

In this section you will learn about all the popular styles, which are known to mankind. We will go through the way from ancient tribal tattoos to modern biomechanics and dotwork. Take the time to read about styles, carefully review the features of each and pick the one for yourself. After making your first tattoo you would probably keep the style for all your further tattoos. So be careful and take all advantages and disadvantages of each style into consideration. Good luck!

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Abstraction

Amazing, stunning, inexplicable style.

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Japanese tattoo

Rich history and national traditions.

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Biomechanics and Cyberpunk

Elements of human flesh and mechanisms.

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Watercolor

Live and cheerful colors.

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Chicano

The legacy of the Latin American gangs.

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Gothic

Dark and Mysterious plots

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Trash polka

Contrast and provocation

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Volumetric 3D Tattoo

Realistic stories on your skin.

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Hieroglyphics

Various inscriptions in Chinese and Japanese.

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Graphic arts

Interesting Back and White technique.

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Surrealism

Legacy of Salvador Dali

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Ethnic

Tribal traditions of ancient civilizations.

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Handpoke

Home made tattoos.

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Ornament

Simplicity and straightforwardness with spesific meanings.

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Barokko

Popular Style for Females

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Linework

Intricate lines on the body.

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Colored

Tattoos made in different colors.

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Black and Grey

Monochrome tattoos.

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Organic

Very close to biomechanics

Samoan

One more trible style

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Indian

Mehendi and other traditional indian styles

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Anime

Characters of popular japanese movies

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Haida

Indian symbolism.

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Steampunk

Image of mechanical elements under the skin.

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Santa Muerto

Tattoo with Latin American roots.

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Geometry

Combinations of geometric figures.

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Gravure

Middle Age tradition.

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Mayan

Tribal traditions of mayan civilization.

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Minimalism

Small images and symbols.

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Polynesian tattoo

Typical tribal symbolism.

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Realism

Live pictures on the skin.

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Egyptian

Classical Egyptian themes in traditional style.

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Old school

Classic style with a predominance of marine plots.

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New School

Evolution of the old school into modern stories.

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Dotwork

Geometrical figures made by dots.

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Blackwork tattoo

Black patters made with interesting symmetry.

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Celtic tattoos

Patters of north tribes.

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Khokhloma

Elements and colors of traditional Russian culture.

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