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The Sublime Linework Tattoos of René O'Donnell-Gibson

The Sublime Linework Tattoos of René O'Donnell-Gibson

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

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.

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

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Xavier
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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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