20 Ultra Colorful New School Tattoos

If you're into colorful tattoos with characters looking like they jumped out of a sci-fi movie, then a new school tattoo is for you!

minerva in Tattoo Ideas

New school tattoos are cool - disproportioned, freaky and crazy, but often confused to neo-traditional. The only thing you have to remember is that new school tattoos are more cartoonish and exaggerated.

New school tattoo imagery is more diverse, more surreal, and subject matters are distorted to the tattoo artist's style. Neo-traditional is different, because it is a modern adaptation to the classic traditional two-dimensional style. To see how cool is a new school tattoo, you got to see for yourself! Here are 25 ultra colorful new school tattoos to tickle your senses. Enjoy! ;)

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Cartoon characters are often rendered as caricatures - with big heads and small bodies.

Cartoon-themed new school tattoo by Jesse Smith. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal JesseSmith caricature
Cartoon-themed new school tattoo by Jesse Smith. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #JesseSmith #caricature
New school tattoo of Daenerys Targaryen by Kelly Doty, Ink & Dagger Tattoo. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal GOT GameOfThrones daenerystargaryen Kellydoty
New school tattoo of Daenerys Targaryen by Kelly Doty, Ink & Dagger Tattoo. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #GOT #GameOfThrones #daenerystargaryen #Kellydoty

New school tattoos often have dark and sinister subject matters but they still look bright and colorful as a tattoo.

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Sinister-themed new school tattoo by Kelly Doty. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal sinister Kellydoty
Sinister-themed new school tattoo by Kelly Doty. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #sinister #Kellydoty

"When you do old school, you are using traditionalism- where tattooing originated two-dimensional imagery or low intricacy", says John Rizzi.

"With new school tattoos, it's all about FREESTYLING" - John Rizzi

New school tattoo as a dope back piece by Jason Stephan. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal backpiece JasonStephan
New school tattoo as a dope back piece by Jason Stephan. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #backpiece #JasonStephan
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New school veers away from traditionalism. It's all about unique patterns & custom ideas that haven't been used before.
New school veers away from traditionalism. It's all about unique patterns & custom ideas that haven't been used before.

"With new techniques, modern equipment and fresh ideas, the new school style is becoming more & more prevalent" points out Rizzi (tattoo artist).

New school tattoo by Kelly Doty newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal KellyDoty goat
New school tattoo by Kelly Doty #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #KellyDoty #goat
Back new school tattoo by Genko, Needles & Sins Tattoo studio. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal genko cat backpiece
Back new school tattoo by Genko, Needles & Sins Tattoo studio. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #genko #cat #backpiece
It's the rat versions of Bonnie & Clyde! Fun new school tattoo by Kelly Doty. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal  rat rats Kellydoty
It's the rat versions of Bonnie & Clyde! Fun new school tattoo by Kelly Doty. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #rat #rats #Kellydoty

New school tattoos have vivid colors, subjects usually have glassy eyes and sometimes it makes you wanna have that popsicle! Argh! i'm suddenly craving!

Funny boy with an ice-cream. Tattoo artist: Jesse Smith. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal jessesmith
Funny boy with an ice-cream. Tattoo artist: Jesse Smith. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #jessesmith

New school tattooers usually go crazy with their work and produce awesome results.

Goat devil done in new school tattoo style by Gunnar. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal Gunnar goatdevil
Goat devil done in new school tattoo style by Gunnar. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #Gunnar #goatdevil
The style often has various shading techniques applied for that three-dimensional look. Tattoo by Gunnar. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal Gunnar threedimensional
The style often has various shading techniques applied for that three-dimensional look. Tattoo by Gunnar. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #Gunnar #threedimensional

Visual story + Placement + Shading techniques + Bright color pallette = INSANITY.

Insane Dinosaur rib piece done in new school tattoo style by Gunnar. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal dinosaur
Insane Dinosaur rib piece done in new school tattoo style by Gunnar. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #dinosaur
The colorful style works great on fair skin. Colors in this new school tattoo really pop out! newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal octopus
The colorful style works great on fair skin. Colors in this new school tattoo really pop out! #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #octopus
Subject matters are usually emphasized by means of upsizing, shading & bright colors. Tattoo artist: Tony Ciavarro. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal TonyCiavarro
Subject matters are usually emphasized by means of upsizing, shading & bright colors. Tattoo artist: Tony Ciavarro. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #TonyCiavarro
Insane back piece done in new school tattoo style by Parry Chotipradit. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal ParryChotipradit
Insane back piece done in new school tattoo style by Parry Chotipradit. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #ParryChotipradit

New school characters usually have big, expressive & glassy eyes which makes the piece look so alive.

New school tattoo of a tiger character newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal tiger
New school tattoo of a tiger character #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #tiger
Here's a fusion of oriental & new school tattoo. Awesome! Tattooed by Tony Ciavarro. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal TonyCiavarro
Here's a fusion of oriental & new school tattoo. Awesome! Tattooed by Tony Ciavarro. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #TonyCiavarro

TATTOO CHALLENGE: What do you think of this piece? Is this New school, Neo-traditional or a fusion of both?

Chest new school tattoo by Tony Ciavarro. newschool cartoon cartoonish surreal TonyCiavarro
Chest new school tattoo by Tony Ciavarro. #newschool #cartoon #cartoonish #surreal #TonyCiavarro

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