Family tree tattoo – deep or shallow?
A small family tree sketch is one of the most unusual symbols in modern tattoo art. Such examples are quite rare for a number of reasons. But in any case, if a man or woman decides to have a family tree on her/his body, and even uses names, this is undoubtedly a brave and respectable step.
You always want such a tattoo not only to have a deep meaning but also to have a decent look. Therefore, number of styles is traditionally not very large. The simplest tree for tattooing is oak because of its strength and long life. Although there are no laws in this art, and you can come up with any plot that suits you. In this article, we will just try to give some small advice and simple examples of how to grow a family tree on your body using paints and hands of a good artist.
What about styles?
3D realism, black and white graphics or ethnic motif - all these styles are most suitable for tattoos in a form of a family tree. Realism saves the picture from the dull uniformity of names, gives it content and volume even for a small sketch. So, your tattoo becomes not just a nominal display of family composition, but a unique 3D-picture with deep semantic meaning.
Black and white or color style is everyone's personal choice. We only recommend the use of deep and rich tones, because a faded tattoo does not please the eyes but also takes away the semantic significance of your family tree. Such tattoos should be carefully looked after and protected from external influences.
If you decide to use a color image, then give preference to the natural colors of a tree. Green, deep brown, yellow, black. In this sense, it is better not to show excessive creativity and pay tribute to the traditional image. It is also possible for females to use small flowers like sakura or cherry.
You also can not represent the whole tree, but use its individual parts, like leaves and branches. The interweaving of these details, among which the names of your family members, can be a great idea for a tattoo sleeve. In any case, such a sketch looks cool and rarely causes rejection of others. On the contrary, it can cause respect. So, along with the complexity in uniqueness, this is one of the most win-win plots.