Tattoos

Tattoo artists you need to know: Caleb Kilby

Caleb Kilby, photo from Old Habits Tattoo website

Caleb Kilby, photo from Old Habits Tattoo website

The next tattooist in my new series, meet London-based Caleb Kilby.

Caleb’s stunning line-work tattoos are like no other I’ve seen before. His minimalist designs utilise simple imagery and uneven shapes. Thin, black outlines create expressive artworks that are beautifully abstract.

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Photo from Instagram @calebkilby

The artist is based at two UK locations – Two Snakes Tattoo in Hastings and East Sussex and Old Habits Tattoo in London.

His approach towards tattoo portraits is unique – the absence of background really allows the tattoo’s facial features to come to life.

It’s amazing how much can be communicated with just the simple use of thin lines. Texture, depth and expressions come through strongly in these delicate pieces of art. Not to mention the fact that tattoos like this really do stand the test of time – guaranteed they won’t look to different from their fresh counterparts in decades to come.

Follow him on Instagam for more unique tattoos.

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Wine bottle and cards, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

A trio of face tattoos, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Intertwining bodies, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Art by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Art photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Abstract shapes, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Linework head tattoos, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Face tattoo, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Art by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Art by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Tattoo photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Art by Caleb Kilby, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

Abstract art, photo from Instagram @calebkilby

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