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Prepossessing Blackwork Tattoos by Thomas Bates

Clean, clear and contemporary- this is blackwork tattooing at its best.

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Thomas Bates is an insane blackwork artist and one you're going to love! 

Tattoo artist and illustrator Thomas Bates can be compared with being a powerhouse of blackwork tattooing. Combining his talents in illustration with his tattoos, Bates produces some excellent blackwork tattoos that are filled with detail and character. Sitting on the more illustrative side of things, Bates' tattoos will leave you wanting some fancy Bates blackwork of your own.

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More illustrative blackwork tattoo inspo can be found here: Fierce Illustrative Tattoos by Jean Carcass.

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@Robert Davies

Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!


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