Traditional Tattoo Rules

Traditional tattoo designs use heavy black outlines.

Minimal color.

A lot of black shades.

Colors are limited to simple colors such as average blue, green, red and yellow.

Colors are used in blocks with very few details.

They are styled in a standard way that they appear as a two-dimensional shape.

Traditional tattoo designs lack complicity since they were done years ago with less advanced equipment. Many traditional tattoo designs portray military and nautical themes, as navy and army men were the primary tattoo clients. This traditional style has preserved its popularity throughout the years, thanks to its historical significance, clearly readable simplicity and traditional American roots