Tattoo styles are constantly evolving: they cross paths and even fuse in a striving towards the outer limits of experimentation.

Thanks to many of these creative and even audacious experiments, you’ll have seen Traditional meet Realism, the geometry of Ornamental play with Lettering, and the Orient flirt with the West, as contemporary hybridization breathes new life into the great classics of the history of tattoo and modern technologies come to the aid of more traditional methods.

Dave Paulo, On The Road, Lisbon, Portugal
Dave Paulo, On The Road, Lisbon, Portugal

At the end of the day, labels and categories become superfluous. And in order to fully comprehend this, all you need to do is take a look at today’s gallery!

Emanuel Oliveira, Private Studio, Aveiro, Portugal
Emanuel Oliveira, Private Studio, Aveiro, Portugal

Purely for the sake of convenience we have gathered these pieces together under the name Avant-garde, a term normally only used for the most extreme and innovative artistic phenomena, work that is ahead of its time, less well known and challenges current tastes.

See our selection for you and choose your favourite Avant-garde tattoo!