The Tribal Linework of Agelos TFB

The Tribal Linework of Agelos TFB

Elegant lines coming straight from Asian traditions.

Agelos TFB is a master of ornamental blackwork. The majority of his intricate and impressive tattoos consist of solely lines. These pieces draw inspiration from a number of artistic traditions, including mehndi, traditional Hindu and Buddhist designs, and other forms of sacred geometry. Here's a handful of his compositions that illustrate the powerful presence of his work on the body. 

Agelos' work is remarkable for its incredibly pronounced lines. While most artists do mehndi style tattoos with light to medium line weights, he embraces the bolder side of things. They level of intricacy that he achieves while employing such wide linework is downright impressive, but the most compelling aspect of his pieces is that you can see them from a mile away. 

Though the majority of Agelos' tattoos are devoid of illustrative elements, it doesn't mean that they aren't rich with meaning. Many of the geometric figures that he creates are charged with symbolism. He does a number of different designs from ancient cultures, like Hamsas — emblems of protection that originated in Egypt thousands of years ago — mandalas, Shrivatsas (Buddhist endless knots), and more. 

To see more graceful blackwork, make your way to Agelos' Instagram. He works at Ritual Tattoo in Athens, Greece should you want an elegant mehndi style tattoo from him. He can be reached at agelostfb@gmail.com for consultations. 

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