Fine Understated Neo Traditional Tattoos by Swan Tattooer

Neo traditional fans better check out Swan Tattooer and his ghastly amazing works—refined and understated—muted with soft grey undertones.

Xavier8 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Neo traditional style tattoos are known for their stunning linework and sophisticated color palette. They're like the sleeker, more suave version of traditional style tattoos wherein trads are flatter yet bolder. Neo traditional tattoos got fine details but trads have rather vivid colors and sharp and dimensional shadings.

South Korean tattoo artist Swan knows just what makes a neo traditional piece sexy and he knows how it's executed. From conceptual pieces to hauntingly beautiful portraits, Swan's designs are a breath of fresh air in a land where subtler, tinier pieces are all the rage.

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Apple tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #apple #arrow
Apple tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #apple #arrow

Swan likes his works grazed with a lot of soft grey shadings and undertones. It makes them look as if they were straight off an antique portrait. I especially love his Leon: The Professional's Mathilda pieces because he perfectly captured the young femme fatale's personality and aura in his sensual neo traditional style.

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Rose and swallow tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #rose #bird #swallow
Rose and swallow tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #rose #bird #swallow
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Owl chestpiece tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #owl #skull #rose #dragger
Owl chestpiece tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #owl #skull #rose #dragger
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Egyptian goddess Isis tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #egyptian #goddess #isis #blackandgrey
Egyptian goddess Isis tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #egyptian #goddess #isis #blackandgrey
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Scissors tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #scissors
Scissors tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #scissors
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Vampire tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #vampire #victorian
Vampire tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #vampire #victorian
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Barber's light sign tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #barber #light #sign
Barber's light sign tattoo by Swan. #Swan #SwanTattooer #neotraditional #neotrad #barber #light #sign
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Photo of an adorably nonchalant cat from swan_tattooer on Instagram. #cat
Photo of an adorably nonchalant cat from swan_tattooer on Instagram. #cat

If you need more reason to check out Swan, here's one and he hangs around the shop with Swan every now and then. Catch them here.