Cartoon Tattoos

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Lillian "Honeybadger" Chendone
room Hillsborough
21
Tattoos
0
likes
2
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Line Art
Line Art
+60

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Sara MacGregordone
room Utrecht 🇳🇱 · Aalsmeer
18
Tattoos
18
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3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Daniel Dehnert · Tattoodledone
room Los Angeles 🇺🇸
4
Tattoos
0
likes
1
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Illustrative
Ignorant Style
+6

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Fercho.inkdone
room Queens 🇺🇸
21
Tattoos
2
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6
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+4

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Nour Cabailledone
room Ferney-Voltaire
10
Tattoos
13
likes
2
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+4

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Alev Sarıdone
room Istanbul 🇹🇷
4
Tattoos
4
likes
6
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Minimalist
Contemporary
+4

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Tomás Iddone
room Santiago 🇨🇱 · Providencia 🇨🇱
0
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0
likes
3
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Blackwork
Blackout
+2

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Massimo Piazzettadone
room Genoa 🇮🇹
0
Tattoos
0
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3
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Realism
Cartoon

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Nery Eagledone
room Seville 🇪🇸
0
Tattoos
0
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0
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Neotraditional
Cartoon
+2

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Pisatchédone
room Seoul 🇰🇷
40
Tattoos
0
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0
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Cartoon
Illustrative

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What I Diddone
room Seoul 🇰🇷
156
Tattoos
142
likes
5
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Cartoon
Micro-Realism

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Luke Cormierdone
room Sydney
154
Tattoos
14
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6
followers
Contemporary
Pop Art
+3

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Onnie O'Learydone
room Sydney
139
Tattoos
108
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43
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Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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Pureumdone
room Seoul 🇰🇷
159
Tattoos
39
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Cartoon
+1

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Lauren Winzerdone
room Sydney
411
Tattoos
106
likes
25
followers
Neotraditional
Cartoon
+1

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Numidone
room Barcelona
137
Tattoos
149
likes
63
followers
Cartoon
Kawaii

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Gennaro Varrialedone
room Lovere · Brescia
129
Tattoos
134
likes
40
followers
Cartoon
Comic

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Eazydone
room Seoul
35
Tattoos
6
likes
1
follower
Cartoon
Traditional

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On Tattoofilter, “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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