16 Cool New School Tattoos
Tattoo is one of the most dynamic arts, evolving with techniques, and following the many possibilities offered by client's requests.
In the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, thanks to new machines and inks, tattoo artists started to explore possibilities outside old school codes. Without limitations of technique and codes, they unleashed their imagination, and influenced by the rise of street art, they created a new style of tattoos called New School. New School tattoos are very recognizable. They use bright saturated colors, volumes closed to 3D effects and, indeed, crazy anatomy and proportions. From graffiti art, new school tattoos borrow the fat outlines and shading, but also the aspect of the bubble and wild style. They are also influenced by cartoons and video games. Many artists have made New School tattoo famous, from pioneer Marcus Pacheco, Davee Blows and Dimitri HK to the stars of the TV shows and international conventions, Jesse Smith, Jee Sayalero, Steve Moore and James Tex. If you are not repelled by bulging eyes and crazy universes, you will enjoy the limitless imagination and child-like joy of new school tattoos. This is a non-exhaustive selection of some of the coolest new school tattoo artists of United States, Canada and Europe. So free your inner child and geek, and have fun with those funky new school tattoos!