An illustration is a picture that clearly explains a text. In tattoo art, the illustration style is used to visualize the inscription or simply as a transfer of plots from various works of cinema and literature.
Tattoo illustrations can be performed in any technique, have a variety of colors and combine several styles. The main thing is that such a tattoo should convey the idea and image of the selected characters as accurately as possible. At the same time, improvisation is allowed, but with the preservation of the general concept of the image.
Usually a tattoo sketch in this style is created based on famous works of art, comics, can reflect mythological characters or be performed in the form of a cartoon. Sometimes a tattoo-illustration is stuffed with a photo of an actor in the image of a favorite movie character.
In the tattoo community, the illustration style is considered to be the most accurate reflection of the inner world of the wearer such tattoos. After all, it not only conveys some kind of picture, but carries a deep meaning of the work from which it is "torn out" as part of it.