The Soulful Blackwork Tattoos of Abby Drielsma

With her etchings and impressive dotwork, let Abby Drielsma enchant you with her poetic blackwork tattoos.

Xavier6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Abby Drielsma is not just some tattooed bottle blonde chick with irregularly glorious brows and eyeliner. Wait 'til you get to see her impressive works and you'll know just where she got all that "on fleek" brow and liner skills from. Abby is an awesome blackwork tattoo artist working off Hidden Moon Tattoo in Melbourne Australia.  

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Pictured, Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #tattooartist #australia
Pictured, Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #tattooartist #australia

Abby's works consist of mostly medieval elements and women that remind me of goddesses in Greek sculptures. She keeps it as elegantly archaic as possible with tattoos of winged maidens, mermaids, swords, and Gothic architecture. Her blackwork style is very heavy on fine linework and dotwork and -shading. Unlike most blackwork, hers focus on shading and detailing rather than negative spaces and pronounced outlines.

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Lady of Sorrows tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #ladyofsorrows #mary #religious #dotshading
Lady of Sorrows tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #ladyofsorrows #mary #religious #dotshading

The shadings on some of her works look so fine that they look like the layered grey undertones of black and grey tattoos. Abby makes it a point to put as much dimension as possible on what could have been flat, woodcut type of blackwork tattoos.

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Mermaid tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #mermaid #dotshading
Mermaid tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #mermaid #dotshading
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Fan tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #fan #elegant
Fan tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #fan #elegant
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Arachnid woman tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #spider #woman
Arachnid woman tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #spider #woman
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Bondage and rose tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #rose #bdsm #bondage
Bondage and rose tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #rose #bdsm #bondage
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Sacred heart tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #sacredheart #religious
Sacred heart tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #sacredheart #religious
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Black and grey tattoos by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #window
Black and grey tattoos by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #window
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Greek goddess tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #greek #goddess #woman
Greek goddess tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #greek #goddess #woman
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Shell tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #shell
Shell tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #shell
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Wave tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #btattooing #blckwrk #greatwaveoffkanagawa #wave
Wave tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #btattooing #blckwrk #greatwaveoffkanagawa #wave
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Heart dagger tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #heartdagger #heart #dagger
Heart dagger tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #heartdagger #heart #dagger
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Snake tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #snake
Snake tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #snake
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Cobweb tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #cobweb #knit
Cobweb tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #cobweb #knit
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Devil tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #devil #dotshading
Devil tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #devil #dotshading
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Woman with death angel tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #death #angel #woman
Woman with death angel tattoo by Abby Drielsma. #AbbyDrielsma #blackwork #blckwrk #btattooing #dotshading #death #angel #woman

See the rest of Abby's fine works here.