This style originated at the end of the nineteenth century. The tattoo flashes from that era are still what traditional designs are based on today.
Clear messages, set in a bold tattoo where the use of strong lines and primary colors is a must. Faith, journeys, superstitions, love, loss and hope are themes that you often encounter in these designs.
Typical Americana includes images of sailing boats, sailor gypsy girls, pinups, skulls, the rock of ages, the battle royale, eagles, snakes and Pharaoh's horses.
Do not expect any frills and sophisticated details, it’s about pure simplicity without it becoming abstract.