Many of the most popular designs in traditional American tattooing evolved from a group of tattoo artists who all traded, copied, swiped and improved on each other’s work. These tattoo artists developed a series of stereotyped symbols that were put on soldiers and sailors of both World Wars. Many of the different designs represented courage, patriotism, defiance of death, and longing for family and loved ones left behind.
A famous tattoo designer from the past was Sailor Jerry, a Sailor Jerry tattoo was characterized by bold unwavering lines with a refined use of color and amazing detail. Continue reading Traditional Tattoo’s