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Tattoo Styles

We have some of the best artists across the UK and Europe in our studios and can accommodate every style at the top level.

Abstract

Tattoo Style

Abstract tattoos distort reality on the skin. Abstract art is a very broad term for art that distorts the shapes and forms found in reality, using lines, shapes and brush strokes to create an idea of an object, place or person, rather than an accurate visual representation.

Mess

Abstract, Illustrative, London

Yuki Zerkjad

Abstract, London, Water Colour

Black and Grey

Tattoo Style

We have the highest level of Black and Grey realistic tattoos, from Sleeves to Back pieces. You can find some of the most popular ideas from Roses and Skulls to timepieces and angels but we will show you even more of the bespoke pieces that we design for our clients that really take the tattoo to the next level and help you express your individuality in a truly unique way.

Alo Loco

Black and Grey, London, Surrealism

Sana

Black and Grey, London

TDan

Black and Grey, London

Andrei Tudor

Black and Grey, Exeter

Alexandra Ispas

Black and Grey, Exeter

Dave Valentine

Black and Grey, Exeter, Neo Traditional, Script

Bogdan Bacanu

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Surrealism

Ben Fyfe

Black and Grey, Cheltenham

Danny Romano

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative, Neo Traditional, Personal Artwork

Razvan Grecu

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Surrealism

Dan Stewart

Black and Grey, Bristol, Illustrative

Athena K

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative

Blackwork

Tattoo Style

With a nod towards tattooing in tribal culture, blackwork has continued to evolve and change. While black and grey utilises tones for shading, blackwork relies on bold lines, negative space and heavily saturated areas of black.

Caro Lacid

Blackwork, Illustrative, London, Personal Artwork

Paul Goodwin

Blackwork, London, Minimal, Pattern Work

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Woz

Blackwork, Exeter, Neo Traditional, Script

Liam Blundell

Blackwork, Cheltenham, Sketchwork, Water Colour

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Joel Uve

Blackwork, Bristol, Illustrative

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Colour Realism

Tattoo Style

We have the highest level of Colour realistic tattoos, from Sleeves to Back pieces. You can find some of the most popular ideas from Roses and Skulls to timepieces and angels but we will show you even more of the bespoke pieces that we design for our clients that really take the tattoo to a new level and help you express your individuality in a truly unique way.

Ryan Smith

Colour Realism, Exeter, Ornamental

Jen Sterry

Cheltenham, Colour Realism, Water Colour

Dot Work

Tattoo Style

Tattoos made up of dots, these are closer or further apart to create dimension and shapes.

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Ola

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Darkmaa Tattooer

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Geometric

Tattoo Style

Using mathematical shapes, repetitious designs are created with a sense of balance and consistency throughout the tattoo.

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Tyler Payne

Cheltenham, Geometric, Neo Traditional

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Ola

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Darkmaa Tattooer

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Illustrative

Tattoo Style

Artists use the solid bold lines of traditional tattoos and combine it with realistic shading techniques or line work to create an image that is incredibly detailed and full of life. Unlike realistic tattoos, which will look exactly like a photograph, illustrative style tattoos will look more like illustrations you would find in books.

Caro Lacid

Blackwork, Illustrative, London, Personal Artwork

Hettie Baker

Illustrative, London

Mess

Abstract, Illustrative, London

Nouvelle Rita

Illustrative, London

Danny Romano

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative, Neo Traditional, Personal Artwork

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Ola

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal

Joel Uve

Blackwork, Bristol, Illustrative

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Dan Stewart

Black and Grey, Bristol, Illustrative

Athena K

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative

Minimal

Tattoo Style

Minimalist (minimal) tattoos are a growing trend, using crisp black lines, negative space, and convey a design that’s clean and simple. These designs can be expansive or small, but the tattoo itself usually has precise, single lines that create a real, concise overall look.

Paul Goodwin

Blackwork, London, Minimal, Pattern Work

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Ola

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal

Neo Traditional

Tattoo Style

Neo-traditional tattoos straddle the line between traditional tattooing and cartoon-like tattoos. They hold the black lines and classic colour palette that define traditional tattooing, and you can clearly see the roots of this style. However, Neo-traditional tries to make things more modern by using realistic images, more rendered than traditional work with a wider colour palette, and striking lines through the subject matter.

Fabrizio Grassi

Bristol, Neo Traditional, Traditional

Dave Valentine

Black and Grey, Exeter, Neo Traditional, Script

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Woz

Blackwork, Exeter, Neo Traditional, Script

Danny Romano

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative, Neo Traditional, Personal Artwork

Tanya Buxton

Cheltenham, Neo Traditional, Traditional

Tyler Payne

Cheltenham, Geometric, Neo Traditional

Ornamental

Tattoo Style

Ornamental tattoos use shapes, patterns and motifs to create a decorative tattoo. Generally, these tattoos hold little or no meaning. They are meticulous in their line work and use patterns and shapes to work with the body’s shape and contours.

Samsara

London, Ornamental

Ryan Smith

Colour Realism, Exeter, Ornamental

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Darkmaa Tattooer

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Personal Artwork

Tattoo Style

These tattoos are distinctive to the artist and recognisable as their work.

Caro Lacid

Blackwork, Illustrative, London, Personal Artwork

Danny Romano

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Illustrative, Neo Traditional, Personal Artwork

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Max

Bristol, Personal Artwork

My Cute Creatures

Bristol, Personal Artwork

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Pattern Work

Tattoo Style

These tattoos are distinctive to the artist and recognisable as their work.

Paul Goodwin

Blackwork, London, Minimal, Pattern Work

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Darkmaa Tattooer

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Script

Tattoo Style

Script tattoos are tattoos of pieces of script (text), stylised.

Paul Goodwin

Blackwork, London, Minimal, Pattern Work

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Ash Voyle

Cheltenham, Dot Work, Geometric, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Simon Si

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Minimal, Ornamental, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Darkmaa Tattooer

Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Ornamental, Pattern Work

Sketchwork

Tattoo Style

Sketch work tattoos imitate the rough image aesthetic found in an artist’s sketchbook and depict what appears like unfinished images or designs. They typically feature semi coloured areas or areas of darker black with unclear boundaries or outlines.

Liam Blundell

Blackwork, Cheltenham, Sketchwork, Water Colour

Surrealism

Tattoo Style

Surrealism is a style of art in which the real is taken, twisted and manipulated. Surrealism is an art form that is more dreamlike, and sometimes nightmarish, than realistic.

Alo Loco

Black and Grey, London, Surrealism

Bogdan Bacanu

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Surrealism

Razvan Grecu

Black and Grey, Cheltenham, Surrealism

Traditional

Tattoo Style

The traditional tattoo is the most timeless of them all. Deriving from the British and American service industries back in the 19th century the style has been modernised but often the subject matter and techniques remain largely the same. These tattoos are guaranteed to still look cool when you are 90 years old!

Fabrizio Grassi

Bristol, Neo Traditional, Traditional

Lauren Gow

Blackwork, Dot Work, Exeter, Geometric, Neo Traditional, Pattern Work, Traditional

Tanya Buxton

Cheltenham, Neo Traditional, Traditional

Flavia Verda

Blackwork, Bristol, Dot Work, Geometric, Illustrative, Pattern Work, Personal Artwork, Traditional

Water Colour

Tattoo Style

Watercolour tattoos break all the rules, with no outlines, just colour. The style of watercolour is modelled on watercolour paintings, with some containing more solid colour and other styles more ‘splashy’. Because watercolour has no outline and the colours used are often very soft in shade, it’s thought to fade more quickly than other styles.

Yuki Zerkjad

Abstract, London, Water Colour

Jen Sterry

Cheltenham, Colour Realism, Water Colour

Liam Blundell

Blackwork, Cheltenham, Sketchwork, Water Colour