Cartoon Tattoos

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Sara MacGregordone
room Utrecht 馃嚦馃嚤
12
Tattoos
14
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Ferchodone
room Manhattan
21
Tattoos
2
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+4

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Nour Cabailledone
room Ferney-Voltaire
10
Tattoos
12
likes
2
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+4

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Alev Sar谋done
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
4
Tattoos
4
likes
6
followers
Minimalist
Contemporary
+4

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Massimo Piazzettadone
room Genoa 馃嚠馃嚬
0
Tattoos
0
likes
3
followers
Realism
Cartoon

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Tom谩s Iddone
room Santiago 馃嚚馃嚤 路 Providencia 馃嚚馃嚤
0
Tattoos
0
likes
3
followers
Blackwork
Blackout
+2

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Pikkapimingchen 路 Pikka Cool Cooldone
room Chengdu 馃嚚馃嚦
71
Tattoos
11
likes
4
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Lauren Winzerdone
room Sydney
288
Tattoos
69
likes
13
followers
Neotraditional
Cartoon
+1

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Eazydone
room Seoul
33
Tattoos
5
likes
1
follower
Cartoon
Traditional

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Luke Cormierdone
room Sydney
51
Tattoos
4
likes
1
follower
Contemporary
Pop Art
+3

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Numidone
room Barcelona
120
Tattoos
143
likes
61
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Kelly McGrathdone
room Hillsborough
73
Tattoos
52
likes
22
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Gennaro Varrialedone
room Lovere 路 Brescia
99
Tattoos
110
likes
36
followers
Cartoon
Comic

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Onnie O'Learydone
room Sydney
55
Tattoos
48
likes
35
followers
Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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Dane Inksdone
room Hull
143
Tattoos
44
likes
36
followers
New School
Cartoon
+1

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Moaydone
room Portugalete
120
Tattoos
33
likes
32
followers
New School
Cartoon

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Carla Evelyndone
room Adelaide
31
Tattoos
32
likes
28
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Pengidone
room Hamburg 馃嚛馃嚜
31
Tattoos
10
likes
11
followers
Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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description

On Tattoofilter, 鈥淐artoon鈥 refers to any tattoo adapted from (or resembling the aesthetic of) digital or hand-drawn animation, comics or caricatures.

Static cartoons (including comic strips, graphic novels and manga) were first circulated for mass consumption in the mid-19th century. Improvements to the printing press gave illustrators, entertainers and satirists an opportunity to spread ideas visually on a global scale.

With the invention of film and television, animation became popular in the mid-20th century. Film requires 24-30 individual frames for every one second of air-time, so hand-drawn animation is a laborious process. Digital innovation led to more streamlined options for animators in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Cartoon tattoos are inherently fixed still frames, though they can arguably animate in real time as the body moves.

These tattoos have no single aesthetic, as they鈥檙e entirely dependent on the point of view and unique style of the illustrator(s). They may reference pre-existing comics, animations and their related memorabilia, or they may depict original ideas with similarly exaggerated features. There is sometimes overlap with the New School style, for this reason.

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