Tattoos, the new trends are nature, comics, fairy tales and the dark lettering is back
They are heads of wild animals like wolves and cheetahs that seem to come out of the skin of female backs, in a dark twilight style. Or they are images of female faces in cartoon drawings that also take cues from fairy tales like Alice and from fashion magazine pages. They are also colorful and minute decorations taken from kaleidoscope games. They are the evolution of the latest generation of tattoos, interpreted by masters like the Englishman Paul Talbot with a style defined by him as punk collage in which he combines avantgarde and trash polka, as well as a refined technique that mixes saturations of color with "veils" "Of nuances.
Realism tattoo is always strong, but mixed with cartoon elements, combining them with pictorial watercolor backgrounds, or portraiture in both color and black and white, without disdaining the surrealism created to blend warm colors with cold ones to get real "Dreamlike visions" on skin, perhaps in the style even more refined by oriental taste. Different style but very nice is the "chicano" style. And the tribal style? It is becoming more and more ornamental, or in 3D as real constructions of refined lace and lace tattooed with genius and technique directly on the skin instead of on the fabric. Even the lettering is back to ride the scene of the tattoo or perhaps has never abandoned it: on necks, heads, eyes and hands, with parallel glances related to the art world. Lights and shadows play with each other, to hazard surfaces that sometimes seem three-dimensional.
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