Black and white graphics presents a new trend that was formed abroad at the end of the previous century. 2000 is considered to be the beginning of occurrence of this technique, when the East River Tattoo studio was opened. Only in the past five years graphics has gained a special popularity among fans of tattoos. This is due to the active spread of the punk theme.
Postmodernism and reflections on the beautiful things in graphic design influenced the formation of features of this type of tattoos. Graphic tattoos are a favorite kind of images of designers and artists, who are the closest ones to the art.
At first glance, the style of the graphics may be similar to the black and grey or Chicano. However, when you look at photos and sketches in detail, you can see noticeable distinctive features. The unifying feature is the use of black in these genres. However, tattoos in the style of the graphics have a special technology for inking the picture on the body. Here each picture is inked with dashes. At this time, rigid shadows are created and clear contours of all the details of the image are specified. Another characteristic feature of the style is the color intensity. In graphics, you are not supposed to use halftones. It is also based only on monochrome.
If we consider technical execution, then it’s very difficult to work in this style. All the details of hatching must be carried out in parallel to each other and at the same time they must differ in length and be arranged in a chaotic manner. Hatching of rounded and complex shapes may require the completion of art courses.
The plot line for pictures in this style is the ancient engravings. Most of the rtists in this genre depict:
The most popular images are wolves, dragonflies and rose bushes. Experienced artists can cover the entire back, chest or side with graphics, as well as perform ingenious tattoos featuring people’s faces in this unusual style.
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