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wolf and dog by Thomas Cardiff
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British tattooist Thomas Cardiff revives traditional themes of mermaids, ships, roses, swords and more. Using black ink only, he mimics pen drawings with linear and cross-hatching techniques.

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.