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Vibrant Eastern Influenced Tattoo Designs from Chris O'Donnell

Vibrant Eastern Influenced Tattoo Designs from Chris O'Donnell
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Chris O'Donnell has 23 years of tattooing experience and is going strong with huge Eastern influenced tattoo pieces.

At the tender age of 17 back in 1993, Chris O'Donnell started his tattoo career in a biker studio. Amazed by the skills of artists he found in a tattoo magazine he began to wonder how it was possible to create such colors and styles using only needles and ink. As Chris developed his tattoo skills he became more involved in working with Japanese traditional style.

Adding his own flair to the style Chris creates incredible huge back-pieces and bodysuits, many in the Japanese style but he also incorporates other elements from Eastern culture and spirituality. His latest tattoos you can see on Instagram from his work out of Kings Avenue Tattoo in New York are as strong as his reputation and he has some pretty incredible illustrations too. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next piece with an Eastern vibe check out Chris O'Donnell's killer work here.

Awesome color combinations in this skull design. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #skull #illustration
Flawless linework in this stencil drawn up. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #warrior #asianart
This tiger is going to be epic with color. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #tiger #asianart
Great healed side piece of a skull and snake. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #skull
Amazing scale detail on this dragon. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #dragon #asianart
Chris creates some perfect linework. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #peacock #asianart #illustration
Classic Japanese demon masks always a staple in oriental design. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #hanyamask #asianart #illustration
Another great painted design of a Japanese Hanya demon. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #hanyamask #asianart #illustration
Beautiful illustrations these would make an unusual tattoo design. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #Tibetan
Awesome scorpion illustration. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #scorpion #asianart
Love this unusual skull design it would make a very interesting tattoo as part of a back-piece. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #skull #asianart
This samurai skull has an old school feel. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #skull #asianart #samurai
Great combination of soft floral peonies with a harder edge of the skull and snake. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #skull #peoni
The full snake bodysuit looks stunning. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart
This Hanya and snake really pops with the black background. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #hanyamask
Awesome gory detail in this painting would make a killerback-piece. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #gory #asianart #warrior
This design looks to be based on a Tibetan Necromancer skull. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #skull #asianart #Tibetan
Stunning piece of a Japanese Baku the nightmare eater. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #baku #asianart
The warrior is looking badass with some color and detail. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #warrior #asianart
Another piece that would make a wondrful large tattoo. Tattoo design by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart #Tibetan
Love the expression in this tattoo and the blue and black linework. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #snake #asianart

For more Japanese tattoos check out the Majestic AF Neo Traditional Japanese Tattoos of Diau Bo

This is my favorite piece of Chris' the skull really stands out. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #skull #asianart

This is my favorite piece of Chris' the skull really stands out. Tattoo by Chris O'Donnell. #ChrisODonnell #TraditionalJapanese #KingsAvenueTattoo #NewYorkTattooer #oriental #easternculture #skull #asianart


Sarah Calavera
Written bySarah Calavera

Skull obsessed tattoo fanatic, writer for Tattoodo, voice actor and visual artist who loves metal and headbanging. Inspired by Neil Gaiman, Tool, horror & the macabre.

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