A list of traditional tattoos and the artists you need to follow
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Traditional tattoos began the tattoo revolution in North America early in the 20th century. Names like Sailor Jerry, and Herbert Hoffman have defined our notion and basis of what traditional tattoos really are; Gritty symbols of their popularized origin – WWII, when millions of young American men, were thrust into war. The Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, just West of Honolulu, became a crossroads for millions of servicemen and the home of a heavily inked former Navy man named Norman Collins, aka Sailor Jerry.
Today, thousands of traditional tattoo artists pay respects to it’s origin and evolve the art into new and exciting forms. This list is dedicated to this very group of artists that are doing just that.
Get creative with traditional tattoos by experimenting with colors, text items, and mixed elements to complete your canvas. For some ideas, take a look below at this list of 25 traditional tattoos and the artists behind them. These guys are a must follow.