Graphic Tattoos

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Zlata Kolomoyskaya 路 Goldy Zdone
room Manhattan
222
Tattoos
135
likes
64
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Graphic
Illustrative
+1

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Mentat Gamzedone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
56
Tattoos
211
likes
106
followers
Illustrative
Graphic
+1

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Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn 路 Istanbul
100
Tattoos
104
likes
41
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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Liubov Sorokadone
room Kiev
7
Tattoos
7
likes
1
follower
Graphic
Contemporary
+2

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Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam
99
Tattoos
77
likes
47
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Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Ola Oleszkiewicz 路 Pejczidone
room Warsaw 馃嚨馃嚤
2
Tattoos
4
likes
5
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Line Art
Illustrative
+3

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Abel Mirandadone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫 路 Brussels 馃嚙馃嚜 路 Tourcoing 馃嚝馃嚪 路 Albuquerque 馃嚭馃嚫 路 West New York 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Z眉rich 馃嚚馃嚟 路 London 馃嚞馃嚙 路 Los Angeles 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Venice 馃嚠馃嚬 路 Luxembourg City 馃嚤馃嚭 路 Milan 路 Naples
31
Tattoos
13
likes
33
followers
Graphic
Geometric
+1

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Marl猫ne Le Cidredone
room Paris 馃嚝馃嚪
17
Tattoos
12
likes
3
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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Alican G枚rg眉done
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
99
Tattoos
175
likes
87
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+3

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Dimos Karagiannis 路 Thrashdone
room Thessaloniki 馃嚞馃嚪
13
Tattoos
1
like
7
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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Tansel Darkodone
room Istanbul
25
Tattoos
14
likes
8
followers
Graphic

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Sa拧o Dudi膷done
room Bled 馃嚫馃嚠
38
Tattoos
30
likes
14
followers
Graphic

Contact

Polyc SJdone
room Seoul
26
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Contemporary
Contemporary
+2

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Emma Bundonisdone
room London
68
Tattoos
97
likes
64
followers
Black and grey
Graphic
+3

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Vlad Tokmenindone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
49
Tattoos
80
likes
33
followers
Graphic
Realism

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Fernando & Priscila 路 La Bottega dell'Artedone
room Goi芒nia
47
Tattoos
50
likes
32
followers
Graphic
Sketch Work

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Jessica Kinzer 路 Svartvitdone
room Hamburg 馃嚛馃嚜
25
Tattoos
10
likes
2
followers
Illustrative
Graphic
+1

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Corina Weikl 路 Trudylinesdone
room Manhattan
51
Tattoos
103
likes
55
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+2

Contact

description

Graphic style tattoos can go from a reinvention of reality to the purest abstraction, from color to black, to childhood and street influences to watercolor and pop art. Graphic style tattoos mix photos, shapes and typography to communicate a specific and unambiguous message.

Graphic tattoos use the principles of graphic design. They can be simple or complex, and can vary in style or tone. However, they always mix images with typographical elements (or symbols representing typography) to express a clear statement, whether commercial, political, educational or cultural. Within tattooing, this can also mean the depiction of a specific story or quote, as requested by the client.

Depending on how broadly or narrowly 鈥済raphic design鈥 is defined, many art movements can be classified within it. Some camps choose to separate design from 鈥渁rt,鈥 however, arguing that any message commissioned by someone other than the artist -- whether a corporation, social group, religious order, or another person -- is fundamentally different than that of an artist expressing their own thoughts, emotions and experiences. However, given the history of fine art commissioned by religious sects and wealthy benefactors, that can also be viewed as an invalid argument. Tattoo Filter takes no formal stance in the Art vs. Design debate, but must recognize the controversy here.

The foundations of graphic design are rooted in religious books of antiquity, where calligraphy intermingled with detailed illustrations in Confucian, Muslim, Egyptian, Hindu and Christian texts. It can be argued that pictographs and hieroglyphics of prehistoric cultures were the first examples of graphic design, as the paintings were forms of communication.

Modern examples of graphic design can be found in branding, advertisements, infographics, political propaganda, maps / charts / data visualization, and the like. Taking many forms, the common thread is the intention to communicate something objective, rather than being interpretive or subjective.

Colloquially, in contemporary tattoo culture, 鈥済raphic鈥 is sometimes used to reference anything created with a digital program, such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. However, the same results can often be achieved with analog tools, as well, so this is not the proper way to categorize the design.

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