60 Striking Neo Traditional Designs for Your Next Tattoo

If you are looking for a new tattoo idea, then why not try out the neo-traditional designs. You may be asking yourself, well what are those? If you’ve never seen them, then let me give you an idea. The neo-traditional is considered to be an old school or American traditional tattoo design. It’s more of a modern tattoo with bold lines in the symbols. They use realistic images and sometimes cartoons, but they still hold the traditional American theme. They have increased in popularity over the past couple of decades as more advanced methods of tattooing have come around. The new artists on the streets these days are bringing a whole new level of creativity to the market, and we love the results. Although they are bringing a more modern look to the designs there are still many people that like the classic look. The look is evolving, and many people are trying the designs in 3D or even with neon colors, the choices are endless. Below are 60 of the most striking neo-traditional designs for your next tattoo:

1. Tribal Tattoos

This realistic design shows off the spirit of natives and tribal designs. I love the colors involved in the tattoo.


2. Peacock Love

This gorgeous design is for all those peacock lovers out there. It’s realistic and stunning with the bold colors.


3. Sugar Skulls

This realistic drawing of a woman with vintage style and sugar skull makeup. It’s a beautiful design.


4. Bold Roses

Chandelier designs and bright red roses. This is a stunning design.


5. Swords

An interesting take on a finger tattoo, this one is embedded right in the skin.


6. Stopwatch 

A beautiful design that has bold colors and a unique tattoo.


7. Vintage Designs

This black and white vintage portrait is stunning. If you are looking for a classic design then try this one out.


8. Too Many Eyes

This is an original design that is sure to draw some eyes itself. This design has so many eyes in the design that you will feel protected.


9. The Ship Has Sailed

A great design of an old classic ship sailing the seas.


10. Beautiful Woman

This is a striking portrait fo a woman, and you don’t get much more beautiful than this. There is so much detail to her eye that you can almost feel the life inside.


11. The Viking

A traditional Viking tattoo that takes up the whole back. It’s a gorgeous design.


12. The Lantern

This lantern design looks like it could be a deer made up of different elements.


13. Floral Designs

If you have a love for flowers, then you don’t want to miss out on this great look.


14. Egyptian Cat

A stunning design with some great colors. This cat is remarkably beautiful.


15. Seductive Eyes

Her eyes are just calling to you in this realistic design of a woman.


16. The Crow

If you love crows, then you will enjoy this design. The black and red really go well with this design.


17. Sailing Ship

I love these old world ship designs; they look great as tattoos.


18. Pirate Captor

This beautiful design has the woman as a captor, possibly by pirates. The moon is in a crescent behind the girl, and there’s a crow in the forefront.


19. Original Work

If you are looking for a design that is truly unique, then you should check out this design. It’s stunning, to say the least.


20. Bottled Ship

Many people do this as a hobby, and in this case, the tattoo has a ship inside the bottle as well. I love the colors in the design.


21. Stunning Lanterns

A great design that has some flowers as the backdrop. A unique design.


22. Insects

This unique design is wonderfully detailed and crowned with flowers.


23. Bold Flowers

Stunning flower designs that are bold with bright colors. You don’t get a prettier design than this.


24. Stunning Flower

A beautiful floral design that has some beautiful coloring. There is only an outline of the flower while the leaves are in full detail.


25. Butterfly Skull

Scary and yet beautiful at the same time, an amazing design and the blue colors really stand out.


26. Sailing in a Cup

An unusual but fun design that has a teacup as the seas and a ship sailing inside of it. It’s a cartoonish design that you are sure to love.


27. Crow Fire

This design has some great coloring with the fire behind the crow; it’s really awesome.


28. Monkey Designs

A great tattoo design that you are sure to love, the detail is just incredible. The monkey, in this case, is being worn by the woman.


29. The Barber

The traditional barber look filled with detail. If you like cutting hair, then you might like a tattoo to represent that love.


30. One Eyed Moon

An interesting tattoo but one that is beautiful and mysterious. The black in the tattoo makes for a dark look.


31. Blinded Woman

A tattoo of a crying girl from another era. We can’t see her eyes, whether she’s blinded or just in shadow it’s hard to tell.


32. Stunning Detail

I cannot say enough good things about this stunning design. The woman is gorgeous and so is the detail in the overall design. It’s breathtaking, the kind of tattoo that really calls some attention.


33. Bird Design

This tattoo is huge, and it goes right from the top of her back all the way to her buttocks. There is a lot of detail as well as it’s a beautiful design. If you are looking for a large tattoo design then this is the one for you.


34. Many Snakes

If you like snakes, then you are going to love this unique snake tattoo.


35. Colors Abound

A unique design that brings color and design perfectly together.


36. Leaves of Joy

Another example of a unique tattoo design with some really great colors.


37. Startling Woman

I love her eyes they are blue and beautiful and very realistic. The whole design has a lot of detail, and there are many details that make this tattoo breathtaking.


38. Mesmerizing Look

If you are looking for something different, this might be for you. I find it a little creepy myself, but that might be what you’re looking for.


39. Wow! Designs

Another example of a striking design with lots of detail and brilliant colors.


40. Hunter’s Love

If you love the idea of a deer’s head on your wall, then this might be the kind of tattoo that you’re looking for.


41. Blackened Ship

A great design of an old world sailing ship. This one is heading homeward if you are looking for a nautical design then try this one out.


42. Egyptian Art

Another large tattoo that takes up the entire back. It’s a beautiful and special design if you are looking for a large tattoo design.


43. Charasol Art

A beautiful horse design with beautiful colors that are striking against the black. The design is mysterious and has a touch of the morbid.


44. A Knight

A cartoon knight with some pretty amazing colors.


45. Red Rose

A large tattoo that has some bright coloring and the design fits nicely on the shoulder.


46. Stunning Skulls

A black and white design that combines flowers with skulls. A beautiful design.


47. Flying Bird

This bird is taking its jewels with it, and it’s a sweet design that you are sure to love.


48. Disturbing Gentleman

A great tattoo design that has some great detail, the eyes thought are a little disturbing. The colors really stand out as well.


49. The Wildcat

A realistic design of a wildcat, this one is sure to please anyone who loves them. The detail is great, and the colors are stunning.


50. Teacup of Flowers

A great teacup design full of flowers. I love the great design; it’s truly original.


51. Tribal Look

This tribal design is stunning because it’s realistic and the colors are bold.


52. The Watch

Another example of a tattoo that has a bird on an old watch. It’s a great example of choosing bright colors to achieve a great design.


53. Jeweled Insect

If you like insect designs then why not try this one out with a jewel. It’s a great example of detail and originality.


54. Cartoon Owls

This cartoon owl has some great colors as well as it’s large enough to fit on the arm.


55. Carnival Horses

A realistic design of the Charasol horses from the carnival.


56. A Beating Heart

If a realistic heart is what you’re looking for then try this tattoo on for size. I love the coloring of it.


57. The Headpiece

This tattoo design has a striking headpiece and an original design.


58. Sea Creature

Similiar to a mermaid this tattoo design depicts a woman that is half human and half creature.


59. Skull Designs

A great tattoo design that is even a little scary. You won’t get a more creative design than this one.


60. Red Owl

A large tattoo design that has an old colored in black and red. It’s a mysterious design that you are sure to love. The red seems to pop out because of the black; I love it.






























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