TYPES OF TATTOO WORK
Tribal refers to the design or art style used in traditional tattoos in Polynesian and other cultures. This style of artwork may imitate the thick lines and geometric patterns while incorporating new elements.
Black & Grey Tattoo
Black-and-gray (also black-and-grey, black and grey/gray) is a style of tattooing that uses only black ink in varying shades and typically uses a single needle. This tattooing style is thought to have originated from prisons in the 1970s and 1980s and was later popularised in tattoo parlors and in turn becoming very famous.
American Traditional Tattoo
The artwork can be defined by its use of bold, black outlines and a limited color palette. It’s also defined by specific imagery – patriotic symbols like eagles, the American flag, or male oriented pictures of girl-heads and pin-ups – which can be attributed to the number of sailors who favored this act of body adornment. Designs were intentionally kept simple in an effort to further increase the speed of application and enable an artist to accommodate more clients.
Realistic tattoos are pictures inked on the skin, yet they look extremely true to life. Whether you want a portrait of a family member or a picture of your dog accurately drawn in ink. We can help you determine how large the tattoo should be to achieve the desired level of detail. Many photo-realistic tattoos are done in black and grey, but they are not limited to black ink.
Dotwork style takes on many forms within the wide scope of tattooing. We use this meticulous process as a way to add a three-dimensionality to our work. We also employ it as a soft, subtle technique that showcases minute shifts in an animal’s fur or evokes a moody, smokey scenery. This is often in conjunction with line work, but don’t be fooled, these dots make the tattooed subjects come alive!