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Different Tattoo Styles Explained

Are you thinking about getting inked but don’t know which style to choose? Look no further than 1891 Original Tattoo Co., Adelaide’s premier tattoo studio. Our skilled artists are well-versed in a variety of tattoo styles, each with its own unique flair. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the most popular tattoo styles and help you decide which one is right for you.

Traditional Tattoo Style

The traditional tattoo style is perhaps the most iconic and recognizable of all tattoo styles. Originating in the 19th century, traditional tattoos feature bold black outlines and a limited color palette, typically consisting of red, yellow, green, and blue. Common traditional tattoo designs include anchors, daggers, and swallows, as well as more elaborate designs such as full sleeve tattoos.

Realism Tattoo Style

Realism tattoos aim to replicate real-life images as accurately as possible, using shading, colour, and fine details to create a realistic representation of the subject. Common subjects for realism tattoos include portraits, animals, and landscapes. Our artists specialise in creating true works of art with realistic tattoos.

Watercolour Tattoo Style

Watercolour tattoos are known for their vibrant colours and abstract, painterly designs. These tattoos mimic the look of a watercolour painting, with splashes of colour and intricate brushstrokes. Watercolour tattoos are perfect for those who want a unique and colourful design that stands out from the crowd.

Japanese Tattoo Style

At 1891 Original Tattoo Co., our skilled artists master the art of Japanese tattoos, steeped in tradition and history dating back to the Edo period in Japan. They craft stunning designs featuring intricate depictions of dragons, koi fish, samurai warriors, and traditional Japanese symbols and patterns, paying homage to this ancient artistic tradition.

Blackwork Tattoo Style

Blackwork tattoos are known for their bold, graphic designs that use only black and shades of grey. These tattoos often feature geometric shapes, mandalas, and other intricate patterns. Blackwork tattoos can be simple or highly detailed, making them a versatile choice for those who want a striking and timeless tattoo.

At 1891 Original Tattoo Co., we pride ourselves on our ability to create beautiful and unique tattoos in a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for a traditional tattoo or something more contemporary, our skilled artists are here to help. Contact our award-winning Adelaide studio today at 0421 529 215 or visit our website to schedule a consultation and start designing your next tattoo.

If you'd like to chat with one of our award-winning highly skilled Adelaide tattoo artists, get in touch or drop by our studio at 666 Goodwood Road, Daw Park.

We are always stoked to see what ideas people have for their next piece. Each tattoo is a new challenge for our artists and offers a chance to create fresh, new designs. Don't be shy; give us a call at 0421 529 215 or send us a message on our contact page and we'll get back to you with all the information you need.

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