New school

This style uses explicit techniques to make the tattoos come to life. The New School roots can be found in the America of the 1970’s, influenced heavily by Old School tattoos.


Using thick borders, bright colors and depicting the subject more like a caricature, it’s easy to recognize this genre.


Because New School grew from different styles, it’s also known because it opened the doors to sharing techniques among tattoo artists. It’s mainly based on irezumi and old school.
It’s easy to compare this style to cartooning or graffiti because it uses themes found in hip hop culture, like bubble letters.


New school tattoos can feature any subject, since they aren’t bound to the traditional themes of Old school.