Bordered rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional border rose

The Sublime Linework Tattoos of René O'Donnell-Gibson

René O'Donnell-Gibson brings us his brand of edgy fine-line tattoos with a bite.

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Melbourne-based tattoo artist, René O'Donnell-Gibson's particular style is what I'd call simplistic avant-garde. They're characterized by thin, neat lines, moderate use of blackwork, and gritty themes. That's simply how I'd describe it and the artist may have a very different take on his work. Nonetheless, it's the sort of style that's gotten me — and most of the people in the scene — worked up lately.

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Switchblade + rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional switchblade rose
Switchblade + rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #switchblade #rose

René's tattoos consist mostly of roses tied in with hardy designs like switchblades, barbed wires, and chains to contrast the quintessential flower. He keeps most of them simple and neat, finishing them with a solid touch of negative space but never heavy enough to confuse them with blackwork pieces.

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Jeans tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional jeans
Jeans tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #jeans
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Barbed wire + rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional barbedwire rose
Barbed wire + rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #barbedwire #rose
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Fire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional fire palm
Fire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #fire #palm
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Set of keys tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional key
Set of keys tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #key

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Stringless electric guitar tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional guitar
Stringless electric guitar tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #guitar
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Matchstick tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional matchstick match
Matchstick tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #matchstick #match
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Chain rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional chain rose
Chain rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #chain #rose
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Disembodied figure tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional
Disembodied figure tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional
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Bordered scene tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional border
Bordered scene tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #border
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Upskirt tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional sunset
Upskirt tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #sunset
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Knife tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional knife
Knife tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #knife
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Barbed wire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional barbedwire
Barbed wire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #barbedwire

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Bordered rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. ReneODonnelGibson rene linework folktraditional border rose
Bordered rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #border #rose

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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