What are traditional tattoos and how do they identify themselves?
Finding out serves to give clear ideas to those who want a tattoo of this type and who often do not have many ideas or sources of inspiration at their disposal. Let’s try to understand together what it is and what are the distinctive signs of a traditional tattoo.
Traditional or American style tattoos
When we talk about traditional tattoos we often also use the term American-style tattoos. It is, in fact, a style born in the United States several decades ago, when elsewhere it was not yet so fashionable to have your skin tattooed. One of the main connotations of this style, clearly identifiable thanks to some key elements, is that it is certainly more genuine and less sophisticated than others. No mystical meanings are hidden behind the symbols that are represented which, in most cases, are panthers, daggers, or skulls.
Authentic meanings, however, even if more instinctive: this is what makes the traditional style still so much in vogue. The style came to life and continues to flourish today thanks to the work of some American tattoo artists, who made sure that it was also known abroad. Today there is talk of traditional tattoos all over the world and not only in certain circles in the United States. A great victory for those who have always believed in the power of symbols that are made on the skin. In the traditional tradition, the tattoo takes on very specific meanings. At the base of everything, there are simple but deep feelings, which are told on the skin with thick lines, with little color which, however, serves to contrast the shades in black.
Faith, love but also defeats and victories. These are the main messages that are the basis of these tattoos. They are expressed with very simple shapes, often distant from those that are the realistic tattoos that are so fashionable in recent years. This is the desired effect and certainly not an inability of the tattoo artist. We remain faithful to the basic concepts of this type of tattoo which, even after decades, never ceases to excite. Precisely for this reason, there are so many people who decide they want a tattoo in this style and not in another.
Today this style of tattoo is appreciated because it is simple but incisive and manages to transpose many loved concepts on the skin that are worth having on the skin. Of course, those who choose this traditional style know that they will not be able to have a tattoo with minute details but this is also the beauty of a genre that is finding more and more fans in the world and also in our country. Today these tattoos are made with increasingly cutting-edge tools and this makes them even more beautiful because they are more precise yet always very genuine and true.