New School or Neo-Traditional? How to Tell the Difference

New School and Neo-Traditional tattoo styles can be tough to tell apart, but they really are very different genres of tattooing. They may look similar at first glance, so the terms are often used interchangeably, which is why we wanted to delve into each tattoo style to see what the actual differences are between the two. We looked into each respective style, and determined what the unique elements of each are, so that you know how to tell them apart. Read on to find out what makes a tattoo Neo-Traditional, and what makes it New School.