250+ Unique Traditional Tattoo Designs and Art Styles
The history of traditional tattoos is at least 5,000 years old, but it started to get popularised and spread around the 18th-20th century to become one of the greatest art movement in history. When a sailor named Captain Cook encountered native tribes with detailed, beautiful body markings and the Tahitian word tatu got its English name as “tattoo.”
Traditional tattoo styles do not have many distinct categories, but there are few we can look at, such as:
Traditional American tattoo
Though the phrase Traditional American tattoo is often used coincide with simple traditional tattoos, but during the late 70s, it was more popular among anti-social parts of American society such as outlaw biker gangs, convicts etc. showing their feelings, alliance or rebellious attitude. Unlike, modern tattoos, Traditional American tattoos are not a copy of real images rather they are bright and uses traditional images like knives, pin-up models, roses, jaguars, swallows, serpents, and hearts.