15 Vintage Tattoos You'll Fall In Love With

15 Vintage Tattoos You'll Fall In Love With

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By: Alex Campos

March 24, 2017

Art 15 Vintage Tattoos You'll Fall In Love With
Avatar of Alex Campos

By: Alex Campos

March 24, 2017

There was once a generation who changed everything and its name was lost in time. Men and women were wiped from historical records, and whose memories rests in anonymity. They were brazen, unreasonable, and rebellious. Their craft forced them into isolation, and despite the onslaught of judgments and false accusations from a conservative society, they managed to endure. 

During the worst of times, when everything ceased to have meaning, they built a community, a family. The art of covering their bodies never stopped, on the contrary, for every blow and insult received, strength was gained and each scar earned itself a place. Soon their canvas was covered by designs whose stories were only shared to a few who could appreciate the beauty of those marks.

Vintage tattoos necklace
A new artist emerged, one with a talent for painting on difficult surfaces: filled with irregularities, imperfections, and bound to rot. Mortal and subjected to unrelenting time, the human body became the perfect canvas. It is precisely this ephemeral quality that endows them with a condemned beauty, which elevates their esthetic value even more. Those canvases, destined to perish and withstand judgmental looks, have become untouchable, and their artists, forgotten, have become specters haunting the streets. As valises were emptied of sepia photographs, we were finally able to summon these forgotten artists, and their unflinching gazes and detailed canvases would inspire future rebels. 

We pay homage those who defied beauty standards and the golden rules of good living were left forgotten in the streets.
They rightfully deserve recognition and to honor their work we share some of the best vintage tattoos:

Vintage tattoos blond woman

Getting a tattoo doesn't mean having to conceal them from others. Carry them with pride.

Vintage tattoos man black and white

Each tattoo tells a story, a life event that earned a space in your body.

Vintage tattoos beardy men

Society must overcome prejudices, tattoos are beautiful marks on a body, not designs that solely belong to the criminal underbelly. 

vintage tattoos dress

Tattoos are works of art that complement the beauty and wonder of the human body.

vintage tattoos woman black and white

Stop focusing on what others will think of your tattoos. 

Ideas tatuajes

Understand before judging.

vintage tattoos smirk

Tattoos can give you some ideas about someone's personality and story, but this will never compare to the experience of breaking the ice and getting to know what lies inside a human being.

vintage tattoos tough guy

Be respectful if someone prefers not to share the story behind their tattoos. 

Vintage Tattoos man

Tattoo artists are technique masters, whose discipline is on the way to be acknowledged.

vintage tattoos brown eyes

Forget about beauty standards, open your mind, let yourself get carried away by the colors and designs. 

vintage tattoos hands and neck

Find the value of things before criticizing them.

vintage tattoos man color

No, aging won’t make those tattoos look bad.

vintage tattoo gun

Remember, beauty is in the details.

vintage tattoos woman  back
If you don't understand a lifestyle, just respect it and accept there are people different from you.

vintage tattoos hoodie

Don't be afraid, just ask.

Translated by Andrea Valle Gracia