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What kinds of tattoo are fashionable in 2019?

01 / 05 / 2019 Oleg Zarvsky
/ Photo: Clem Onojeghuo

Fashion have great influence to contemporary art, whether it is fashion in clothes, hairstyles or tattoos. Tattoo culture, threw off the shackles of the classic styles and freed the imagination of artists. And people, opened to this art who want to stand out and get a unique tattoo - willingly agree to the experiments of tattooists. Nevertheless, some experiments become fashionable trends, while others remains in the underground.

The summer season is coming. Those who has a plan to update the collection of tattoos, it will be useful to know: What kinds of tattoo are fashionable in 2019?

Experiments with realism

Classic realistic tattoo is going to the past. People are no longer fascinate by photo-realistic tattoos of film characters. Tattoo artists of the realistic tattoo have reached the highest point of skills and have gone further - along the path of transforming of realistic tattoo. Numerous experiments of tattoo masters have formed several subspecies of tattoo realism, one of which is Illustrative realism.

This type of tattoo is one of the most spectacular, thanks to the addition of vivid illustrative elements from the New school. The color illustrative realism is the younger brother of graffiti art, which takes over the freedom of expression and compositional solutions of this street art, but remains loyal to the detailed representation of the main element of the tattoo.

Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Anjelika Kartasheva
Tattoo artist Anjelika Kartasheva / Photo: @anjelika_kartasheva
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Anjelika Kartasheva
Tattoo artist Anjelika Kartasheva / Photo: @anjelika_kartasheva
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov
Tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov / Photo: @_mashkow_
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov
Tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov / Photo: @_mashkow_
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov
Tattoo artist Alexey Mashkov / Photo: @_mashkow_
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko
Tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko / Photo: @pirojenko_tattoo
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko
Tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko / Photo: @pirojenko_tattoo
Illustrative realism - tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko
Tattoo artist Daria Pirojenko / Photo: @pirojenko_tattoo

Lettering

Everyone remembers when the word "tattoo" was associated with "the inscription on the arm"? Then they conceded popularity to artistic styles, taking a certain undeground position. After years of improve and development, the inscriptions have returned to the tattoo, but now they are different. The machine fonts changed to the author’s handwritten fonts, complex phrasing constructions and powerful styling. It is almost impossible to read such inscriptions without special skills. This privacy attracts people. Modern lettering gives a person the opportunity to be bright, eye-catching, but at the same time remains privacy for others.

Tattoo artist Stanislav Gromov, lettering tattoo
Tattoo artist Stanislav Gromov / Photo: @gromov6666
Tattoo artist YZTATTOO BBK, lettering tattoo
Tattoo artist YZTATTOO BBK / Photo: @12_bbk

Ornamentalism

The ornamental tattoo has developed into a extensive, diverse area of art. Abstract, complex patterns, radically changing the appearance of the human - attract the attention of the tattoo art lovers. There are many experimenters among tattooers who have chosen this style, but they are all moving towards a single goal - a full and spectacular transformation of the human body, giving it some futuristic look. The ornamental tattoo has been developing for 10 years and now its popularity is breaking all records. Perhaps this is due to the general popularization of tattoo art. People are no longer afraid of large-scale tattoos, they are ready to change themselves.

Tattoo artist Chester Lee (Oddtattooer) black ornamental tattoo
Tattoo artist Chester Lee (Oddtattooer) / Photo: @oddtattooer
Tattoo artist Ivan Hack, black ornamental tattoo | Москва, Россия
Tattoo artist Ivan Hack / Photo: @ivan_hack

Abstract and surrealistic tattoo

In 2019, visual forms in the tattoo give way the priority to content. Moreover, as harder it is to understand the content - as more valuable the tattoo becomes. Originally, the tattoo was symbolism with a most important meaning that the human carried through his entire life. A little later, the visual side become more priority than meaning. At now, both of them are united in a variety of abstract and surrealistic tattoo styles. It is impossible to define a single form or technical standards of this style of tattoo. It can be a color or black-and-white image, a miniature tattoo or a full body suit tattoo, but in the core of this type of tattoo is the author's approach to visualizing human thoughts and ideas using abstract or surrealistic images. These are very popular directions among modern tattoo artists, allowing them to reveal their talent without regard to the rules of classical styles and techniques.

Tattoo artist Conio, black surrealistic tattoo
Tattoo artist Conio - surrealistic tattoo / Photo: @conio_polifamous
Tattoo artist Matteo Nangeroni, черно-белая abstract tattoo
Tattoo artist Matteo Nangeroni - abstract tattoo / Photo: @matteonangeroni
Tattoo artist Caleb Kilby, черная abstract tattoo
Tattoo artist Caleb Kilby - abstract tattoo / Photo: @calebkilby
Tattoo artist Michele Volpi, black surrealistic tattoo
Tattoo artist Michele Volpi - surrealistic tattoo / Photo: @_mfox
Tattoo artist Yonah Krank, черная abstract tattoo
Tattoo artist Yonah Krank - abstract tattoo / Photo: @yonah_krank
Tattoo artist Victor del Fueyo de la Torre, surrealistic tattoo
Tattoo artist Victor del Fueyo de la Torre - surrealistic tattoo / Photo: @victordelfueyo
Tattoo artist Gennaro Varriale, surrealistic tattoo
Tattoo artist Gennaro Varriale / Photo: @gennarovarrialetattoo

So, if you are not afraid, and most importantly, are ready for experiments - immerse yourself in the world of abstract tattoos. You will be reward.

Text: Oleg Zarvsky