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.

Xavier9 months ago 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

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

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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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