Neo Traditional Tattoos

What is a Neo Traditional tattoo?

A neo traditional tattoo is of a similar style to traditional western tattoos but the subject matter isn’t limited to anything, any subject you want can be  done in neo traditional style, bright colours behind a bold crisp black line make the image pop.


When Ed Hardy took the traditional tattoo and added his own style and elements of Japanese tattoo imagery, other tattoo artists followed suit, throughout the years it evolved into neo traditional tattoos.
At the time of traditional tattoos there were limited colours that could be used and shading was flat, now while still using the classic style and elements of the same imagery, a neo traditional tattoo uses colours and shading that make the tattoo feel more alive and realistic without losing that traditional feeling.

       Side by side difference between Traditional (left) and Neo Traditional (right) tattoo 

Matt Curzon Empire Melbourne, Australia Website Facebook Instagram

Alvaro Alonso Malibu Tattoo Sitges, Barcelona. Spain Instagram

Toni Donaire Sacrifice Bcn BARCELONA, Spain Instagram Shop

Javier Franco Malaguero Popayan, Colombia Instagram

Jean Le Roux Black Garden Tattoo, London Shop Instagram

Kike Esteras Gold Street Tattoo Barcelona Instagram

Daniels Bauti HOLY HAND Palma de Mallorca Shop Facebook Instagram

Gianpiero Cavaliere Void Tattoo Torino, Italy Tumblr Instagram

Chris Primm The Grand Reaper San Diego, CA Instagram

Matt Tischler Dana Point Tattoo OC California Instagram

Heath Clifford Throne Room Tattoo Invercargill, New Zealand Shop Tumblr Facebook Instagram

Brian Povak Sticks & Stones Berlin-Neukölln Instagram

Mitchell Allenden Dock Street Tattoo Leeds UK Shop Instagram

Jacob J Gardner
House of Solace Coolangatta Australia Shop Instagram

Olie Siiz Dirty Lust Studio Warsaw Poland Website Facebook Youtube Instagram

Joe Frost
(Private Studio) Sheffield City Centre Instagram

 Fruduva (Aniela Dahlgren) Black Byran, Stockholm Sweden Instagram

Sam Clark Queensland, Australia Website Tumblr Facebook Instagram

Vitaly Morozov
Moscow, Mvtattoo Russia Facebook Instagram