While browsing the tribal and blackwork galleries I discovered a pair of images that go outside the normal ideas of what is tribal/blackwork.
For the most part, the style is predominantly known for its use of clean lines made of heavy bands of black ink. Not saying that the entire genre is made up of that, but for the majority of people, that is what comes to mind when the topic comes up. In this post, the first of two, we’re taking a look at a tattoo by Magnutze. Right off the bat, the dotwork design in the middle stands out, as well as the red lines across his torso. While at first glance they could be mistaken for cutting scars, they’re actually part of the overall tattoo design.
As with all abstract pieces, the reactions tend to be mixed. To some, the deviation from the norm is refreshing, while others just don’t like the aesthetics of it at all. So what are your thoughts on this particular piece?
Later today you’ll get a look at another piece that is from a similar artistic vein, although executed differently.