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The Unique History of Old School Tattoo Specialists

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Old School Tattoo design consists of different bright colors. The outline of the tattoo is colored in black and certain sportive colors are used to give it an attractive look. In certain cases, only black shading is given to the tattoos. Old School Tattoo is a traditional tattoo method adopted in America as well as in other Western countries.

History of Old School Tattoo

A sailor man named “Sailor Jerry” in XIX century discovered the Old School Tattoo. He adopted a different style for tattoos.  Nowadays, Sailor jerry’s style is adopted in Ed Hardy clothing line. Since a sailor invented this, it became very popular among the Naval Department. Sailing is one of the riskiest jobs in the world. To overcome such risky jobs, they use some safety measures other than life jackets- like rope -like rituals, symbols of religion, supernatural forces, etc. and this practice led to the drawings on the skin for the lifetime, which included hearts, the name of parents, spouse, or child.


Sailors travel around the world and it started spreading from one person to other and finally to the whole world. The tattoos, the people are using usually, imply the life of the people or something that is related to their lives. The tattoos added much confidence among the sailors. Henceforth, it added a stiff confidence among sailors in doing their most dreadful jobs. The drawings also served as insurance for them to return to their land very safely. In old days, every tattoo has some story to tell about, but nowadays, it has changed. There is no particular reason for a tattoo, more than just a drawing on the body.

Old School Tattoo Designs

Old school tattoo images resemble sea, journey, adventurous trips etc. Old school Tattoos emblems usually represent Naval and Armed Forces, since it was developed by a sailor. The different Old School Tattoo includes Native Tattoos, Anchor Tattoos, Navy, and Armed Force tattoos, etc. Old School tattoo is much popular in almost all places and hence it is easy to find a tattooist.


Old School Tattoo Materials and Equipment

Both Old School Tattoos and modern tattoos create a mark on the outer layer of the skin. Tattoos are done by the artist and are performed with the help of a machine, which has a needle and the needle will pierce the skin by spilling drops of ink in a continuous manner. In certain cases, it may cause bleeding. In addition, tattoo causes some side effects like some allergic reactions, skin infections, MRI complications, etc.


In earlier days, instead of colors, certain pigments were used - the pigments that were obtained naturally. The pigments of red ochre and soot were used. Certain tools like teeth of shark, pelicans bone, rose thorns etc. were used for inserting pigments into the skin. This equipment was replaced by the needle after the invention of a needle.