The neo traditional tattoo is a modern variation of the old school or the American traditional tattoo. The neo-traditional tries to make things more modern by adding bold lines in the symbol and also through the use of realistic images and cartoons. However, they still maintain the traditional American theme. These totems have come up in the last couple of decades with the discovery of more advanced methods of tattooing. A new generation of artists has also entered the scene to make things more creative. Enthusiasts have contributed a lot to the transition to the modern totems. Their tastes are also changing to more modern images and symbols, but most still want to keep that classic look associated with the American traditional symbols.