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The Insanely Vibrant Neo-traditional Work of Scott Garitson

The Insanely Vibrant Neo-traditional Work of Scott Garitson

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

More kickass and trippy tattoos from Scott Garitson's amazing portfolio.

We have featured some of his work before, but we're so impressed by Scott Garitson's neo-traditional American style that we wanted to showcase more of it. His work is remarkable for its mixture of bold and fine line work as well as it's envelope-pushing use of color. Here are a handful of tattoos that exemplify just how astounding of a tattooist he is.

Garitson's neo-traditional style is great for illustrating the classic imagery of big cats and birds of prey. His varying degrees of line weight coupled with his rich color palettes make the perfect combination for proper eye candy.

A close up of Scott Garitson's (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) amazing mixture of bold and slight line-work in this flower. #colorful #neotraditional #ScottGaritson #rose


It's so cool how Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) experiments with the traditional skull tattoo. #colorful #faded #neotraditional #reaper #ScottGaritson #skull
It's so cool how Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) experiments with the traditional skull tattoo. #colorful #faded #neotraditional #reaper #ScottGaritson #skull
Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) colors his skulls in a unique way. #colorful #faded #neotraditional #reaper #ScottGaritson #skull
Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) colors his skulls in a unique way. #colorful #faded #neotraditional #reaper #ScottGaritson #skull
One of Scott Garitson's (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) signature faded skulls. #colorful #eyeball #faded #neotraditional #ScottGaritson #skull
One of Scott Garitson's (IG—scottgaritsontattoo) signature faded skulls. #colorful #eyeball #faded #neotraditional #ScottGaritson #skull

One of Garitson's most compelling and original motifs are his skulls, which emulate the qualities germane to skulls done in the traditional style but also go to a whole different level with their color schemes. Instead of accenting the dark shading of his skeletal imagery with subtle hints of color, he takes it to the other extreme, fully saturating his skulls with a fade to give them a truly psychedelic vibe. 

Intense graduation of color in this trippy skull by Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo). #colorful #eyeball #faded #neotraditional #ScottGaritson #skull
Intense graduation of color in this trippy skull by Scott Garitson (IG—scottgaritsontattoo). #colorful #eyeball #faded #neotraditional #ScottGaritson #skull

We hope you found Garitson's neo-traditional work as impressive as we did. If you want to see more of it, visit his Instagram and follow him. He tattoos at State Of Mind Tattoo on Madeira Beach, FL, so if you want your own neo-traditional beast or faded skull, reach out to him.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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