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Old School Tattoo: 24 free templates and creative ideas

Old School Tattoo

Have you ever thought about what you tattooed 100 years ago? Tattoo motifs such as anchor, sailor, sailing ship, multi-woman, stars became very popular in 1920. This type of tattoo was called Old School Tattoo or Traditional Style. And there is a big difference between old school and old and unfashionable. The main difference – the old school tattoos have become a trend in recent years! Which tattoo motives are in old school style and still 24 free templates you will find in this post! Let yourself be inspired!

What are the characteristics of the Old School Tattoo?

Old school tattoo colored ideas



It is said that the tattoos are very modern nowadays. Actually, the fashion of the tattoos from 1920 to 1965 was very popular. People have tattoo motifs such as sailing ships, snakes, roses, pin-up women, such as Merlin Monro, hearts, crosses or skulls. You certainly say that these tattoos are fashionable today. Yes, but there are some features that make an Old School Tattoo different from a modern tattoo. The tattoo style Oldschool is characterized by thick border lines in blue or black and bold colors. The tattoo motifs are more charming with filling colors in red, blue, green than with details. They were actually engraved in simple structures and with a simple design. Why was the design of the old school tattoos so easy? The answer to this question is also simple – as the tattoo techniques of the time were not of such good quality and the tattooists were not so well educated. The old school tattoos were still tattooed today because of the numerous motifs and their significance. Scroll down to get creative ideas from our image gallery. All the way down you will also find a free template for printing. As we always say – there is still room for another tattoo!

The famous old school tattoo – the rose symbolizes true love

Old School Tattoo Rose



The Tattoo Dagger stands for a warrior! Often it is combined with Rose Tattoo.

Old School Tattoo Design

The old school tattoos are often with a mythical symbolism, like the mermaid tattoo

Old School Tatttoo black white design

Scroll down to print the tattoo templates!

Old School Tattoo Ideas



Old school tattoo anchor

Old school tattoo are trend

Old school tattoo on the whole body

Old School Tattoo Rose

Old School Tattoo Flowers

Old school tattoo anchor

Old School Tattoo Men

Old School Tattoo Men

Old School Tattoo Rubbik

Old School Tattoo Rose

Old School Tattoo

Old School Tatttoo colored design

Old School Tatttoo Rope Man

Old School Tatttoo Skull

Old School Tattoo Skull

Old School Tatttoo free template

Old School Tattoo Template

Old school tattoo template for printing
Old school tattoo template for printing

Old School Tattoo Templates

Old School Tattoo Microphones

Old School Tattoo Motives

Old School Tattoo Motives

Old School Tattoo Marine Themes

Old School Tattoo Ideas

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