Illustrative tattoos often take inspiration from realism and traditionalism. They will typically employ solid black lines, much like traditional tattoos, but can be a variety of colors or just black. The key to an effective illustrative tattoo, however, is that it maintains a more drawn, 2-dimensional, animated feel. Here are some great tips to picking out the perfect image:
How to Choose Illustrative Tattoo Designs
When you pick an image for your illustrative tattoo, you want to pick something that really pops. This means it has to stand out in your surroundings, as well as you, so that when people look at it, they get a good idea of what it’s about. A lot of traditional tattoos are more cartoon-like, which doesn’t always capture the right imagination when you’re trying to get your design to stand out, especially in a highly charged situation. When you choose something that is more realistic, it helps your tattoo stand out even more because it doesn’t feel like it’s going to disappear (and it also stands out much better in the future).
In addition to making sure your designs are drawn realistically, you need to make sure they have a theme to go along with. This can be a military style tattoo, or it can be a tribal design. It can also be a lot of other styles, or it can have none at all. If you take a look through some of the most popular tattoos on the web, you’ll see that they tend to do one of two things. They either have a single, singular purpose, such as a spider web or flower design, or they have several different elements which add to their realism. Sometimes, this comes with a tribal style tattoo as well, as it’s supposed to give the illusion that the tribal is part of the flower itself.
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