An estimated 14% of the American population has at least one tattoo (that’s one in five adults), and every one of them had to make a series of decisions. Getting a tattoo is a commitment, and there are many things to consider when choosing a design, an artist, and a location on your body. For instance, do you want your tattoo in color or black and white? How large will your tattoo be? Do you want people to see your tattoo, or do you want to maintain your privacy and get it in a more discreet location?
Most people don’t know that there are several types of different tattoo schools of style, all differing in their methodologies and tattoo philosophy. There is one thing for sure, though — everyone knows American Classic. Almost as iconic as American Gothic, this tattoo style is reminiscent of sailors, freak shows, and old fashioned eccentrics. One of the most iconic images and one of the most popular tattoo designs from this style is that of the old school tattoo girl.
You all know her — scantily clad, or in the nude, the old school tattoo girl might be combined with other elements to convey a different message.
So, you’ve made your decision — what type of old fashioned tattoo girl will you get on your body?
Why not get creative and choose a hybrid girl? This mermaid or cat woman — the style will be the same, but the content will be much more engaging.
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Going for the pin up girl style is a safe and awesome choice — and you still have a lot of creative agency with the
One of the classic forms of the old fashioned tattoo girl is of her head and face only — with her luscious black locks and bright red lips, the profile or headshot can be an amazing design, and can allow the tattoo artist to get really creative.
There are an estimated 21,000 tattoo parlors in the United States, so make sure that the one you choose is comfortable working in the American Classic style, have lots of old school tattoo ideas, and delivering the tattoo that you want.