markdeerhunter

Neo Traditional

Recommended Posts

i like what I see

turns out I was following that shop and Dave on my IG

is it neo trad? i dunno even what makes traditional neo traditional

but i do think that his style looks pretty traditional to me

when i think neo trad i think jesse smith

anyway - other thoughts folks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I looked at Jesse Smith's instagram. He seems more New School to me.

there ya go - new school - had it mixed up there

so what about the difference between neo trad and trad

can anyone articulate this - not that it makes a difference right

if you are looking at the work of an artist and you dig it - then its all good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am wanting to get a White tail deer tattoo and like this guys style. What do you think of him and is his stlye considered neo traditional?

STAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY - An upscale tattoo establishment - Baltimore, Maryland

Dave does real nice work..I think he does a mix of neo traditional/realism work.Fran who works with Dave also does real nice work.Here's a deer he did in a neo traditional style.

https://www.instagram.com/p/8g6catjbJz/?taken-by=franmassino

https://www.instagram.com/tatmaker/ Is a versatile tattooer,and does nice work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my mind, neo-traditional is any personal style that has it's roots obviously in traditional methods/basics. Black outline with black shading. Bold colors are typical but not required. That stay humble link complies, in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In my mind, neo-traditional is any personal style that has it's roots obviously in traditional methods/basics. Black outline with black shading. Bold colors are typical but not required. That stay humble link complies, in my opinion.

what you describe kinda just sounds like 'traditional' though

not to be argumentative but it almost seems like its an unnecessary category

unless its supposed to be that style which lies in between traditional and new school

kinda like traditional on steroids - bolder, looser, brighter?

anyway - its good convo right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what you describe kinda just sounds like 'traditional' though

not to be argumentative but it almost seems like its an unnecessary category

unless its supposed to be that style which lies in between traditional and new school

kinda like traditional on steroids - bolder, looser, brighter?

anyway - its good convo right

Well, traditional would be not only a style, but would reflect on and heavily lean towards historical renditions and executions. Maybe even subject matter.

To me, New School (or Skool, if you prefer) goes beyond "neo-traditional" and touches on for fully immerses itself into cartoon-like designs (which may or may not involve black outline and shading).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah new school is easy to identify i think in the exaggerated or cartoon styles in the design

interesting point you bring up though with regards to the differences with traditional and neo traditional in how you could even argue that content and most certainly design execution are factors - so much i guess is in the eye of the beholder and that elements they might be judging when they look to catagorize a particular tattoo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I always thought some of Bailey Robinson's stuff was sort of neo traditional. Traditional content but slightly more realistic.

see I think of his stuff (which I really like - hope to get a piece from him some day) as traditional

but i think like i said earlier these type of conversations are more for amusement or just interesting really - a classification doesnt (or shouldnt) change the your attraction (or lack of) to a particular tattoo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
see I think of his stuff (which I really like - hope to get a piece from him some day) as traditional

but i think like i said earlier these type of conversations are more for amusement or just interesting really - a classification doesnt (or shouldnt) change the your attraction (or lack of) to a particular tattoo

That's the thing. I like styles as basic as Mark Cross and Krooked Ken but I want this tattoo to be a little more realistic while still having the lasting qualities of traditional. I don't think fine lines last as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMO neo - traditional has a lot more detail to it than just traditional which very much relies on simple, strong design and often limited colours. New school is much more cartoon like with smooth colour gradients. But really it doesn't matter, if you're into it you're into it. The lines are becoming much more blurred as artists experiment with different techniques.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recent Posts

    • Yes, blowouts can happen no matter how skilled the artist. The thinner and more delicate the skin, the greater the chance of a blowout.
    • Re-read the response. You don't know what it's going to look like until it heals. 4-6 weeks. There is no point in worrying until then. There is NOTHING you can do. EVERYONE'S tattoo looks like shit while it's healing and peeling.  Tattoos are not perfect. There is NO tattoo that you can't find something wrong with if you look hard enough. If you can't get past the perfectionist, I wouldn't get any more tattoos because you'll A) make yourself miserable obsessing over the tattoo or B) completely ruin the tattoo trying to "fix" it. You have a nice tattoo there, quit ruining it for yourself and just enjoy it.
    • Thanks for the reply. How do you think it looks from an outsider point of view? I felt as if the rose had maybe too much shading, but it could end up nice with highlights and once it's all finished. I'm just very particular and a perfectionist. Having that much black is kind of like WOW and I'm not really used to it haha. Was expecting something more subtle. 
  • Last Sparrow Tattoo Sponsors

  • Instagram #LastSparrow

  • Recent Topics