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Up & Coming: A New-Age Twist on American Traditional

Up & Coming: A New-Age Twist on American Traditional
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

In this first installment of Up & Coming meet rising UK-based tattooist Elle Donlon, who’s bringing a naughty twist to American traditional.

Up & Coming is a new series where we feature those new artists that catch our eye, and introduce you to their rising stardom.

Trippy tiger flash, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Sweaty nervous Jesus, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Intense God overlay, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Fusion of funky flower with a trippy cat beast, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Snake with stacked chairs, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Witchy witch, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
"Kid, you can trust me...," by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Witchy woman flash, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird
Overlay flash sheets, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird

A lot of the young artist’s inspiration comes from Southwestern folk art, Asian spiritual and religious imagery, and her various books on myth, nature, folklore, witchcraft, alchemy, and female anatomy. Creativity doesn’t always come easy, but Donlon’s imagination twists and winds when it needs to.

Funky flower flash, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird

Funky flower flash, by Elle Donlon. (via IG—elledonlon) #ElleDonlon #UpAndComing #Traditional #Weird

Donlon’s talents seem to expand with every tattoo and flash sheet, and we’re looking forward to her continued growth. Swing by her Instagram for more.

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