Earlier today we got to look at a dotwork & abstract “tribal” piece. As mentioned before, when most people think of tribal and blackwork tattoos they think of clean lines and heavy bands of black ink. In this second image from Magnutze, we see what is closer to the traditional tribal/blackwork tattoo, but with subtle abstract differences.
With the design being smaller, does it affect your perception of the style? While the first one was covering an entire chest, this being limited to the arm compacts the design into a smaller area. Or does this style just not sit well with you? To some people the lack of balance is aesthetically pleasing, while to others a lack of balance can almost ruin a piece in their mind.