Retro is back. Girls and boys are getting retro hairstyles, vintage outfit and, of course retro tattoos. Old School tattoos are back with even great popularity and today it is seen more often than New School styles. If you do not know anything about Old School tattoos this post and pictures will help you to figure out everything. We offer you to check out the best examples of 2017 Old School tattoo designs.
Old School tattoo style or so called Traditional style started to gain popularity from 1900s and was on the peak of its popularity in 1950s. The style refers to a Western tattoo style. The style became popular due to sailors who had contacted with tribes. In their turn, tribes has strong culture of tattooing and more often covered the whole body with tattoos.
The classy theme of Old School style is nautical like ships, pirates, mermaids, anchors, compasses, water, swallows, daggers and stars. The main detail of Old School style is bold black shading and bright colors like red, green, blue, yellow and brown. Besides of characteristic coloring and technique of applying as well as main nautical theme pin-up girls, heart, eagle, tiger, red flower, knife, ribbon and other details are also seen in Old School style.
Due to thick lines and bright colors Old School tattoo just cannot be applied on a small area. The bigger the tattoo is the more impressive it looks. To make your tattoo look more eye catching it should be placed so that it won’t be hidden under clothes.
Old School Tattoo on Chest
Old School Tattoo on Shoulders
Old School Tattoo on SLEEVES
Old School Tattoo on Thighs & FEET