Are Old School Tattoos for you?
Old school tattoos connotes one thing: traditional. And traditional tattoos do have a place in a person’s body. If you are a true follower of the usual, the conventional, and the conservative, then you will definitely enjoy these old school tattoos.
But how does old school tattoos look like? Because these tattoos are also referred to as the conformist tattoo, they almost always follow the same formula: Western design, bold outlines in blue and black, highly embellished figures, and are rarely shaded.
Because old school tattoos are fairly common, they follow certain motifs. That’s also the reason why you will most likely to see them in your favourite tattoo artist’s portfolio. Expect to find cherries, nautical stars, American tribes, pin-ups, mermaids, swallows or sparrows, hearts, anchors, eagles, the navy, daggers, roses, and several others. If a tattoo looks familiar, then high are the chances that it belongs to the old school tattoo collection.
Tattoo artists that successfully created a name for themselves drawing these tattoos are Norman Keith Collins aka Sailor Jerry, Herber Hoffmann, Amund Dietzel, Bert Grimm, and Bob Shaw. There are also many new aspiring tattoo artists today that are talented enough to draw you a good old school tattoo. Simply pick from their collection of designs and have it drawn on your desired part of the body.
The beauty of choosing an old school tattoo is the fact that you simply have a lot of nice designs to choose from. And you will even find most of these tattoos on famous people as well. So if you are ready for some old school marks on your body, head on to your favourite tattoo artist’s studio and pick one design or several of them. Draw it on the most prominent part of your body for all the others to see. Or hide it somewhere like a sweet surprise. Either way, you’re going to love them for sure.