45 Astounding Traditional Tattoos

Following a tradition is not always wrong. There is a certain charm in traditional designs and concepts, be it art or fashion. That is the reason why some old designs have been repeated generation after generation. These are some traditional tattoos that have a slight difference to make them trendy. Whether they have bright colors or simple gray shades, each of them are unique and worth copying. These tattoos will show you as a follower of customs yet make you look very modern and stylish. The themes may range from romantic to horror, but the fact remains that these are very popular designs.

When you think of getting a tattoo for the first time tattoos of traditional way are the best choice. They are themes and designs that have been copied by many generations; thus proving how versatile they are. Just a bright splash of color makes a traditional horror theme look trendier. Traditional tribal art looks chic when designed in bold lines. These are tattoo designs that will please even the fussiest person you can find. They are creative and artistic in their form. The bright ones are of course attention seekers. But even the ones in subdued grays have classy shading that makes you want to copy them.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Small Cross Tattoos, Number Tattoos, Good Tattoo Ideas and Cool Tattoo Ideas.

Feathered Wisdom

This owl is true to his reputation of wisdom. The shaded feathers look fantastic in this traditional tattoo.

Feathered Wisdom

Feathered Wisdom

Time Stood Still

This traditional tattoo with the hourglass is so artistic that one feels time stands still in reverence.

Time Stood Still

Time Stood Still

Wing Span

The owl in this traditional tattoo shows off its glorious wing span while watching with beady knowledgeable eyes.

Wing Span

Wing Span

Concentric Circles

This is a very lovely traditional tattoo. The concentric circles are formed with very attractive designs.

Concentric Circles

Concentric Circles

Tribal Maori Tattoo

The typical geometric shapes and bold black lines give this tribal traditional tattoo look very striking.

Tribal Maori Tattoo

Tribal Maori Tattoo

Sailor’s Gal

This sailor’s gal loves to show off the twin traditional tattoos with the marine theme.

Sailor’s Gal

Sailor’s Gal

Passion of Christ

This traditional tattoo is a great depiction of Christ’s supreme sacrifice for humankind.

Passion of Christ

Passion of Christ

Power Of The Cat

The Bengal Tiger is shown in its ferocious form in this striking and colorful traditional tattoo.

Power Of The Cat

Power Of The Cat

Hellenic Stixis Tattoo

This is a brilliant traditional Greek tattoo. The “Om” sign looks really artistic like the rest of the design.

Hellenic Stixis Tattoo

Hellenic Stixis Tattoo

Cheers

Is this tabby is surely enjoying the October Fest. His beer mug is full to the brim with season’s joy.

Cheers

Cheers

Red Indian Bombshell

This bombshell is a superlative traditional tattoo. The classic lines and bright colors make her seem so real.

Red Indian Bombshell

Red Indian Bombshell

An Unusual Combo

This traditional tattoo with the lovely rose deviates from the theme with the blood-dripping severed leg!

An Unusual Combo

An Unusual Combo

Beauty Without A Doubt

When you say a traditional tattoo is beautiful, this is probably what you mean. The Indian girl looks gorgeous.

Beauty Without A Doubt

Beauty Without A Doubt

Small And Attractive

These traditional twin tattoos look really nice despite their lack of size. The intricate designs are superb.

Small And Attractive

Small And Attractive

A Splash Of Colors

This traditional tattoo with an anchor and rose is a great splash of many vibrant colors.

A Splash Of Colors

A Splash Of Colors

Ancient Mariner

The sail ship in this traditional tattoo has been very artistically designed with classic shading.

Ancient Mariner

Ancient Mariner

Traditional Lighthouse

This is surely the brightest lighthouse in the world! The red shades of this traditional tattoo look great.

Traditional Lighthouse

Traditional Lighthouse

A Great Mix

Handshake, rose, gramophone and a heart in bright colors makes a very pleasant theme for this traditional tattoo.

A Great Mix

A Great Mix

Serpentine Effect

These entwined serpents form a striking and attractive traditional tattoo that draws attention easily.

Serpentine Effect

Serpentine Effect

Precious Gift Of Freedom

This traditional tattoo with the marine theme spells freedom and joy. It is classic tattoo art.

Precious Gift Of Freedom

Precious Gift Of Freedom

Artistic Beauty

This beautiful girl has been tattooed with fantastic shading making it a classy traditional tattoo.

Artistic Beauty

Artistic Beauty

Mum

The artistically designed sewing machine looks superb in this traditional tattoo with the “mom” theme.

Mum

Mum

Portrait Of A Beauty

This traditional tattoo is a brilliant portrait of a beautiful gypsy. The shading makes it look almost life-like.

Portrait Of A Beauty

Portrait Of A Beauty

Religious Pride

This is an example of a simple yet attractive set of traditional tattoos with a Catholic theme.

Religious Pride

Religious Pride

Bronzeage Petroglyphic Tattoo

This is a very unusual piece of art. Classic geometric curves and shapes define this traditional tattoo.

Bronzeage Petroglyphic Tattoo

Bronzeage Petroglyphic Tattoo

Riveting Tattoo

This is a riveting traditional tattoo with its bright colors. The Indian headdress, skull and panther together look great.

Riveting Tattoo

Riveting Tattoo

Traditional Celtic Stag

This traditional tattoo has a superb representation of the stag in a Celtic design. The design is very intricate.

Traditional Celtic Stag

Traditional Celtic Stag

Royal Tradition

This royal crown designed in lovely pink and blue makes a simple yet classy traditional tattoo.

Royal Tradition

Royal Tradition

Scary Or Funny

The Mohawk makes this zombie look quite funny. As a traditional tattoo this is very imaginative.

Scary Or Funny

Scary Or Funny

A Rose For Love

As traditional tattoos go, this is classic. The deep red rose with its brilliant shading is worth imitating.

A Rose For Love

A Rose For Love

Balding Pride

The skull and serpent theme in bright colors makes a fantastic traditional tattoo to grace a stylish bald pate.

Balding Pride

Balding Pride

Oriental Pagoda

This Pagoda style traditional tattoo looks neat and classy despite its simple lines.

Oriental Pagoda

Oriental Pagoda

Just For Style

These twin chest tattoos are perfect traditional designs when you want body paint just for style.

Just For Style

Just For Style

Designed Well

This partially hidden traditional tattoo still looks great with its intricate design around the waist.

Designed Well

Designed Well

Menacing Tradition

As traditional tattoos go this menacing looking wolf is a classic design. It is effective despite its simple lines.

Menacing Tradition

Menacing Tradition

Exploring The Unknown

This is an unusual tattoo that looks traditional in its colors and form, but somehow seems to explore the unknown.

Exploring The Unknown

Exploring The Unknown

Winged Dragon

The fire-breathing winged dragon designed so artistically is a fantastic form of traditional tattoo.

Winged Dragon

Winged Dragon

Fishy Business

The waves in gray and the fish in bright orange hues make this a superb piece of traditional tattoo art.

Fishy Business

Fishy Business

Pretty Little Birds

The pretty little twin swallows add a touch of modernity to these twin traditional tattoos.

Pretty Little Birds

Pretty Little Birds

All Seeing Eyes

These all-seeing eyes lend a new wave touch to the traditional tattoo. This is simple yet striking tattoo art.

All Seeing Eyes

All Seeing Eyes

Well Designed Rose

The shading and the deep red color of this rose renders this traditional tattoo truly worth copying.

Well Designed Rose

Well Designed Rose

All Over Art

A back full of tattoo art is the best way to show off a traditional tattoo like this man is doing.

All Over Art

All Over Art

Double The Effect

A mixture of themes and colors is what makes these two traditional hand tattoos attention grabbers.

Double The Effect

Double The Effect

Brightened Up

When you are looking for a bright and attention seeking effect, this traditional tattoo is just what you need.

Brightened Up

Brightened Up

Tribal Tradition

This is the simplest yet classiest traditional tattoo with is geometrically shaped tribal art.

Tribal Tradition

Tribal Tradition

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