The Sublime Linework Tattoos of René O'Donnell-Gibson

By Xavier - 
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.

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.

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.

If you liked René's works you might want to check out these artist, too:

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

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