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Neo-traditional is one of the most sought after styles worldwide, largely because it's extremely versatile. Unlike more rigid styles like American traditional or Japanese, there are many different interpretations of neo-traditional. Neo-traditional takes inspiration from the principles of American traditional, including bold outlines, defined shading and packed color. However, it takes many creative liberties and that's where you see an artist's personal style come out to play.

Many neo-traditional artists take inspiration from the art nouveau movement, which was most popular from 1890 to 1910. This movement flourished in Europe and one of the most prolific artists in this style was Czech lithograph artist Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was best known for his stylized posters, many that featured elegant, young women surrounded by swirling florals and filigree. Today, we're able to see many comparisons between Mucha's art and neo-traditional tattoo artists, particularly from a design perspective.

In honor of the global obsession that is neo-traditional, take a look at 75 of our favorite tattoos from 25 different artists. These artists come from every corner of the globe—the United States, Spain, Germany and even Australia. Take a look at their tattoos in the gallery below and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.

Daniels Bauti—Spain

Lus Lips—Germany

Emily Rose Murray—Australia

Matt Curzon—Canada

Jake Danielson—Australia

Arielle Gagnon—Canada

Hannah Flowers—UK

Nikki Simpson—USA

Maria Lavia—Spain

Jen Tonic—Germany

Chris Primm—USA

Matt Truiano—USA

Dead Meat—USA

Dominik Schulte—Spain


𝙍𝙖𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙡 𝙀𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙤—Spain


Juan David Rendón—Colombia

Ulyss Blair—USA

Melise Hill—USA

RB Tattoo—USA

Lukas Adams—USA

Allie Already—Australia

Krish Trece—USA

Autumn Dancer—Canada