Trash Polka Tattoos

If you are the “all eyes on me” type of person, the Trash Polka Tattoo is for you! Trash Polka Tattoos are all about making a statement. They are part realism, part trash. No, seriously. That’s meant as a compliment. Trash Polka Tattoos are wonderfully chaotic.

Trash Polka Tattoos are a relatively new tattoo style that was born in The Buena Vista Tattoo Club in Germany by Simone Plaff and Volko Merschky. Chances are, if you’ve seen a tat that makes you do a double take – and seems somewhat…confusing – that’s a Trash Polka Tattoo. The biggest giveaway is the signature red ink strategically placed over black ink to either highlight, shadow, or give a blurry aesthetic to a particular part of the tattoo. Smudging is another characteristic of Trash Polka Tattoos. Used to give a weathered or worn look, smudges are incorporated throughout the entire design.

Trash Polka Tattoos are “confusingly beautiful,” probably because there is no other way to design the contrasts and mix of features. These tattoos combine realism, surrealism, scrips, photorealism, and abstract elements to create their own unique stories. No one said they have to make sense, to anyone other than the owner, which is why they seem to be a montage of seemingly unrelated elements.

Some of the more common Trash Polka Tattoos are:

Trash Polka Rose Tattoo
The Trash Polka Rose Tattoo is one of the most popular Trash Polka Tattoos  due to the color and beauty of the rose contrasting with darker images such as thorns. The two come together to represent seduction, heartbreak, love, or passion.

Embrace your inner edge with an Anime character or story that resonates with your spirit. Incorporate geometric shapes to add depth to the Anime design.

Trash Polka Phoenix Tattoo
The Phoenix is a mythical bird that bursts into flames and rises from the ashes. This incredible bird symbolizes rebirth and resurrection. People who have gone through hardship or overcame a significant obstacle often choose their Phoenix as a symbol of rising above their circumstances.

Raven Trash Polka Tattoo
Do you love the thrill of the hunt? A Raven Trash Polka Tattoo will speak to your soul. The Raven signifies working towards a goal or stepping out into the world with courage and ambition. Raven Trash Polka Tattoos look great on the shoulder.

From skulls to Samurai's and everything in between, the options are endless when it comes to Trash Polka Tattoos. If you are looking for a large tattoo and take an out-of-the-ordinary approach to life…and well, tattoos, this style is for you. Not all tattoo artists are skilled in this specific type of tattoo, so be sure to talk to them before committing. Stop into Hart & Huntington, and one of our artists can help you or show you some of their epic Trash Polka Tattoo designs!

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