There are probably many reasons for this, but one of the driving factors is that people getting tattoos like them to stand out, that means they need to be bigger, brighter and more outrageous than ever before.
That is exactly what the new school style is all about.
However, there aren’t very many artists that can take a traditional tattoo subject and completely turn it on its head, like Tom Connors can do.
For example, this horse, it could have been done in a very traditional style, to look elegant and beautiful, but instead it was done in a very rough, bright, in your face way. This will definitely get more heads turning than a “traditional style” horse would, and that’s how you know the new school artist has done his job.