Tattoo Style Guide
Learn about the different styles of tattoo and which is the best tattoo for you
Every Tattoo Has a Style
Which style is right for you?
There is no end to the creativity in the tattoo world and every tattoo artist is going to have their own spin on tattooing, but there are general guidelines to styles in the tattoo world. You can use this tool to try and pinpoint the style that you want for you tattoo and then find an artist the specializes in that style. A neo-traditional tattoo and a cartoon realism tattoo of the same subject are going to look very different, so style is one of the most important choices when it comes to the best tattoo for you.
Just take this short quiz below to find out what style will give you the best tattoo for you!
What Is a Line Work or Minimalist Tattoo?
Less is more. This is pretty much what you need to know to understand the line work and minimalist tattoo styles. Easy to get for first-timer that want to commit with a discrete piece and are seeking for minimum pain. Fine lines are often required, no colors and no shading. From basic symbols to popular patterns, artistic creativity is challenged.
- Difficulty: 4
- Time Needed: -25%
- Longevity: 50* years
- Popularity: 4/10
*This depends on the quality of your skin, the placement and size of the line work tattoo, the skill of the tattoo artist, the amount of sun the tattoo will absorb and the overall treatment of the tattoo after you get it. Each person and tattoo is different, these are just estimates of time given perfect conditions
What Is a Watercolor Tattoo?
A watercolor tattoo is defined as a tattoo that is bright, with vivid yet subtle color gradients that create a more gradual color fade-out. These tattoos are intended to mimic a classical watercolor painting, hence the name.
- Difficulty: 8
- Extra Time Needed: 10-15%
- Longevity: 10* years
- Popularity: 6/10
*This depends on the quality of your skin, the placement and size of the watercolor tattoo, the skill of the tattoo artist, the amount of sun the tattoo will absorb and the overall treatment of the tattoo after you get it. Each person and tattoo is different, these are just estimates of time given perfect conditions