Traditional Americana Tattoos

Artist: Rhys Bradley (Rogue Ink)

Also referred to as Old School, Traditional Americana tattoos feature thick, bold lines and a limited colour palette. Typical colours used in Traditional Americana are red, yellow, and green. Other colours such as purples and blues are sometimes incorporated into these tattoos.

One of the most popular tattoo artists of this style was tattoo artist Sailor Jerry (also known as Norman Collins).

Common imagery used in Traditonal Americana tattoos are:

    • Native American tattoos
    • Pin-uptattoos
    • Mermaid tattoos
    • Swallow tattoos
    • Heart tattoos
    • Anchor tattoos
    • Eagle tattoos
    • Panther tattoos
    • Navy and other armed forces symbols
    • Dagger tattoos
    • Rose tattoos