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Timeless tattoos

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Minimals

Do timeless tattoos exist?

Of course! Just think of Scythian tattoos, with their beauty still appealing after more than 2500 years:
Scythian tattoos

But what is it that makes a design unique?
There are two main reasons: its beauty, which can come sometimes depend on a particular complexity and on the skill required to execute it, or its simplicity, which tries to visualize the concept instead of the mere shape.
Where complexity counts on the awe factor, simplicity works on a different kind of beauty: the beauty of essentiality, which strips away what is not necessary from a design and renders it with few lines that make the image clear while leaving it open to personal interpretations.

Eliminating most of the lines, eliminating personal interpretations and cultural beliefs, what is left is the essence of a subject, a few lines that already describe it along with its character: of the shark, it remains the flowing line of its tail, the butterfly has light and open lines, the scorpion keeps a look of danger...

This is what we tried to comunicate by drawing the "minimals" series, to which we´ll be adding more animals from time to time, following your suggestions: if you would like to see a specific animal, you can send your request to info@tattootribes.com


SHARK:
stylized shark tattoo


BUTTERFLY:
stylized butterfly tattoo


MANTA:
stylized manta tattoo


LIZARD:
stylized lizard tattoo


OCTOPUS:
stylized octopus tattoo


CHAMELEON:
stylized chameleon tattoo


SCORPION:
stylized scorpion tattoo


GIRAFFE:
stylized giraffe tattoo


HUMMINGBIRD:
stylized hummingbird tattoo


BAT:
stylized bat tattoo


FLYING FOX:
stylized flying fox tattoo


SAILFISH:
stylized sailfish tattoo


RHINOCEROS:
stylized rhino tattoo


SNAIL:
stylized snail tattoo


SEAHORSE:
stylized seahorse tattoo

stylized hippocampus tattoo

CRANE:
stylized crane tattoo

stylized heron tattoo

SEA TURTLE:
stylized sea turtle tattoo


tags: tattoos, roots, meanings, animals

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