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Fine Line Tattoos Intricately Detailed Like Folklore Illustrations

A-B M Fine Line Tattoo Black Ink Tattoo

Using stark, black ink and fine lines, Portland-based tattooist A-B M creates strikingly detailed works of body art. Ranging in scale and subject matter, each illustrative tattoo exhibits A-B M’s artistic background and dedicated approach to the craft.

While motifs explored by A-B M vary, most pieces depict an interest in expressive and energetic animals—both real and imaginary. In addition to creatures like hares, wolves, and even dragons, the artist also dabbles in plant portrayals, portraiture, and surreal scenes. Regardless of selected subject matter, each fine line tattoo is illustrated only in black, glycerin-based ink. On top of preferring such ink for its inherently versatile nature, A-B M uses this medium as a way to “integrate this intimate art form into a sustainable practice”—an important aspect of the artist’s art and role at Tenderfoot Studio.

As a self-described interdisciplinary artist, A-B M also creates works on paper (including drawings, flyers, comics, and prints) and sculptures. You can see more of the artist’s diverse portfolio here, and purchase your own ceramic, paper, and plastic goodies at his online shop.

A-B M specializes in intricately rendered fine line tattoo art.

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Each black ink tattoo showcases the artist’s illustrative skills and eye for detail.

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All images via A-B M Tattoo.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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