2. New tradition:
With the development of aesthetics, the old tradition gradually added more perspective, structure, light and shade, and color, and developed into a new tradition. The new tradition pays more attention to aesthetics, light rituality and symbolism than the old tradition. This is the direction of tattoo development. Therefore, it is mostly a new traditional style to be a traditional tattoo master.
3. Chinese tradition:
The topics are mostly Chinese, with typical examples being Buddhism, Taoism, Dragons and Phoenixes, Four God Beasts, and four famous masterpieces. The style has the inheritance of white strokes in Chinese paintings, the strokes have a brushstroke, pay attention to the transitions and changes; the color matching feels more Chinese. In China, Beijing and Shanghai are famous teachers of Chinese tradition, and the Chinese tradition in Northeast China is widely accepted.
4. Japanese tradition:
Most of them are Japanese themes, typically Japanese samurai, cherry blossom chrysanthemum, geisha, and Japanese monsters. The style has the inheritance of Japanese ukiyo-e, the hook line is relatively rough, and the color matching feels more Japanese. For historical reasons, many tattoo masters in Taiwan follow the Japanese style; in addition, tattoo masters with the prefix “Carving” are all in the Japanese style.
Chinese and Japanese cultures intersect. Many themes such as koi, dragon and tiger, geisha, and Prajna are reflected in Chinese and Japanese styles. At this time, the two can only be distinguished according to aesthetic standards.
The old and new, Chinese and Japanese styles are fused with each other. Except for the strict differences between the strict Japanese traditions, they are traditional in the eyes of most tattooists, and there is no need to strictly distinguish them.