my wife and myself went to high school together,we dated for a little while back then(1976/77),we were the same age and same grade,
we graduated and didn't see each other for 28 years,we both ended up single(we both went through a marriage/divorce) and a mutual friend that knew I was always hot for her mentioned he saw her at a party,anyway,fast forward to 2005,we got together and got married.
the reason for this post though is this,tomorrow night(10/20) we are going to our 41st HS reunion.(we didn't have a 40th) we graduated in 77
should be a kick.
us then and now
so I had to jump in here,jail house tattoos rarely have color in them and they are rarely "american traditional",
whether you like it or not,a well applied "american traditional" tattoo will outlast pretty much ANY other style around.
and second, LOL that reference of tribal you posted was not a quality tattoo at all IMO,it's a shitty mess IMO,there is no good color saturation,not a good design, and the middle band is scratcher shit for sure, and yes,it's outdated trendy crap IMO.
it doesn't make me "low class" or a snob to critique a tattoo,no matter what style it is,it's just my opinion.