A modern spin on classic.
Neotraditional tattoos have all the foundations of American Traditional tattoos, but with added flair. This is a style that pays homage to the history of American ink by letting creativity reign supreme.
Born from the desire to improve upon the original tattoo techniques that first hit the U.S. back in the ‘40s and ‘50s, the Neotraditional style represents the evolution of tattoos into what we know and love today.
The difference is in the details. Whereas Traditional tattoos are simple, flat and almost cartoonish in nature, Neotraditional tattoos are highly stylized and unapologetically unique. They take on a life of their own, allowing the tattoo artist to put a special spin on classic motifs and recognizable symbols of Americana.
Neotraditional tattoos are more complicated than their Traditional ancestors. Think multiple line weights, bold outlines, saturated colors and subtle shading.
They’re also inherently colorful out of pure principle. Back in the day when tattoos first came on the scene, there were only a handful of ink colors for tattoo artists to work with. Fast forward to now, and there’s an almost infinite number of hues to dip into. So why hold back?
The Neotraditional style allows tattoo artists to interpret the best of Sailor Jerry and other Traditional signatures in their own way, flexing their creative muscle to the max to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. It’s a style that requires mastery of the basics, a deep understanding and appreciation of tattoo heritage, and a passion to bring it into the modern day. The talented tattoo artists at Hart & Huntington Orlando can do all that and a bag of chips. No flash art needed.
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