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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

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.

Jeans tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #jeans
Barbed wire + rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #barbedwire #rose
Fire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #fire #palm
Set of keys tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #key
Stringless electric guitar tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #guitar
Matchstick tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #matchstick #match

Light A Fire With These Edgy Matchstick Tattoos

Chain rose tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #chain #rose
Disembodied figure tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional
Bordered scene tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #border
Upskirt tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #sunset
Knife tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #knife
Barbed wire tattoo by René O'Donnell-Gibson. #ReneODonnelGibson #rene #linework #folktraditional #barbedwire

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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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Xavier
Written byXavier

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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