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It's in extremely high demand by the most recent generation of tattoo enthusiasts, who seem to be looking for something new to match the new millennium.

It looks like what it sounds like, as if rendered with a brush dabbled in watery pastels. However, looks can be deceiving, while it's easy to create this aesthetic when working with actual watercolors on paper or canvas, doing it with ink on the human body is no simple feat. Still, artists make all sorts of whimsical and poetic pieces using this innovative approach to tattooing. Sasha Unisex , Graffittoo , Marco Pepe This style should actually be thought of as multiple styles or more so different traditions of tattooing from aboriginal communities all around the globe.

These diverse and beautiful styles are frequently referred to under the umbrella term "tribal," but to the trained eye, Polynesian body art is distinctive from Marquesan just like tattoos on Inupiaq matriarchs' faces are different from those found on Berber women.

Though these styles are all unique, they are somewhat similar— almost always done in black with elaborate patterns. Jondix , Seth Arcane New School Don't let the name fool you, new school isn't really all that new anymore. It rose to prominence in the weirdness that was the late '80s and early '90s, but lately it has waned in popularity. This is probably because it was very much a product of its time, featuring a highly animated aesthetic that takes after popular entertainment from that period in American history.

The style is cartoonish and wacky, featuring caricatures and other exaggerated figures. If you're the sort of person who likes their body art injected with the spirit of Ren and Stimpy, then this comic style is for you. It feels as if the tattoo has been done with the plume itself. The tattoo reads hakuna matata. In this amazing tattoo, the name of the wearer is written with a very beautiful font. There is also a rose added with the name.

Her Name With A Rose. A perfect lettering style for a poetic statement. The strong lettering of the tattoo shows the deep faith the wearer of the tattoo has with the text. There is a white streak gone through the characters. Impressions of black fumes are seen rising from the text. Dark Bold Lettering Style. This simple font shows the tattoo in two fingers of a person.

The text is done in a branching style. The tattoo here is done in a full back manner. It is done in an ancient lettering style, like you find in very old books. Ancient Tattoo Lettering Style. Here the tattoo is done in a sharp manner with sharp edges in every alphabet. Sharp Tattoo Lettering Style. Pointed Edge Lettering Tattoo.

There is also a little bird and a broken heart with angel wings in this tattoo. Old Text Lettering Tattoo. The lettering here has a distinct princely style, like the style used in old european courts and palaces. Two princely crowns can also be seen on both sides of the text. The strong lettering style in this tattoo also represents the strength of character of the wearer of the tattoo.

The tattoo here has a unique dotted style. Common New School Themes: Black and Gray Tattoos. Common Black and Gray Themes: Common Asian Style Themes: Script or Text Tattoos. Tribal Tattoos I'm not even going to go into it. This isn't the 90s. This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.

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Find and download the right font for your next tattoo. Lettering styles include tribal, traditional sailor, blackletter, fancy, cursive, script, etc.

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Lettering Tattoos One popular type of tattoo design styles is the lettering tattoo. These are most popular for turning words and even names, in some cases into an art tattoo form.

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Neo Traditional - which mean traditional with newer element added to the design) tattoo style began in the 's and refers to a tattoo style that is bold and bright, has two . Take a look at this tattoo style guide to see what cool styles are the right fit for you, or just incredible styles to keep an eye on! So you’re ready to get your next tattoo, but maybe you don’t know what the best style for your idea would be.

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Unlike traditionalism, the new school of tattoo artistry is all about free-styling and unique patterns with custom ideas that haven't been used before. New school is becoming . Design your own tattoo with hundreds of tattoo lettering styles. Create tribal tattoo lettering, old english tattoo lettering, chinese tattoo lettering, gangster tattoo lettering, celtic tattoo lettering and more!