Cartoon Tattoos

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French
Nour Cabailledone
room Ferney-Voltaire French
10
Tattoos
1
like
1
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Illustrative
Blackwork
+4

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Turkish
Alev Sarıdone
room Istanbul Turkish
4
Tattoos
4
likes
5
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Minimalist
Contemporary
+4

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Italian
Massimo Piazzettadone
room Genoa Italian
0
Tattoos
0
likes
3
followers
Realism
Cartoon

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Chilean
Tomás Iddone
room Santiago Chilean · Providencia Chilean
0
Tattoos
0
likes
3
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Blackwork
Blackout
+2

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Spanish
Raul Jimenezdone
room Leioa Spanish
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Cartoon
Neotraditional
+1

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Australian
Luke Cormierdone
room Sydney Australian
50
Tattoos
3
likes
1
follower
Contemporary
Pop Art
+3

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Australian
Lauren Winzerdone
room Sydney Australian
260
Tattoos
45
likes
8
followers
Neotraditional
Cartoon
+1

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Chinese
Pikkapimingchen · Pikka Cool Cooldone
room Chengdu Chinese
55
Tattoos
10
likes
4
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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American
Kelly McGrathdone
room Hillsborough American
70
Tattoos
47
likes
21
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Italian
Gennaro Varrialedone
room Lovere Italian · Brescia Italian
93
Tattoos
98
likes
34
followers
Cartoon
Comic

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Spanish
Numidone
room Barcelona Spanish
101
Tattoos
145
likes
60
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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British
Dane Grannondone
room Hull British
142
Tattoos
45
likes
36
followers
New School
Cartoon
+1

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Spanish
Moaydone
room Portugalete Spanish
120
Tattoos
30
likes
32
followers
New School
Cartoon

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Australian
Onnie O'Learydone
room Sydney Australian
54
Tattoos
49
likes
35
followers
Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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Australian
Carla Evelyndone
room Adelaide Australian
31
Tattoos
37
likes
28
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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German
Pengidone
room Hamburg German
31
Tattoos
9
likes
11
followers
Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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British
Abbie Williams
room Leeds British
Neotraditional
Cartoon
+1

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American
Chris Jenkins
room Richmond American
New School
Cartoon

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On Tattoo Filter, “Cartoon” refers to any tattoo adapted from (or resembling the aesthetic of) digital or hand-drawn animation, comics or caricatures.

Static cartoons (including comic strips, graphic novels and manga) were first circulated for mass consumption in the mid-19th century. Improvements to the printing press gave illustrators, entertainers and satirists an opportunity to spread ideas visually on a global scale.

With the invention of film and television, animation became popular in the mid-20th century. Film requires 24-30 individual frames for every one second of air-time, so hand-drawn animation is a laborious process. Digital innovation led to more streamlined options for animators in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Cartoon tattoos are inherently fixed still frames, though they can arguably animate in real time as the body moves.

These tattoos have no single aesthetic, as they’re entirely dependent on the point of view and unique style of the illustrator(s). They may reference pre-existing comics, animations and their related memorabilia, or they may depict original ideas with similarly exaggerated features. There is sometimes overlap with the New School style, for this reason.

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