Baxter's Blog

GALLERY—CHESTPIECES

Posted in Gallery, POLLS by misterroadtripper on July 22, 2010

No. 1 by Cody Dillow

A tattoo on the chest involves giving away a big hunk of your body’s real estate. You certainly don’t want some newbie to scar you for life, just because you got lazy when it comes to researching the best possible artist for the job or haven’t the moolah to pay an experienced, super-talented tattooist with a killer portfolio. I’ve seen some great ones and I’ve seen some disasters. The one at the left is from Cody Dillow in Lynchburg, Virginia. Nice placement, but the eagle, to me, doesn’t really look like… an eagle. It arrived by snail mail with some other samples of his basic, I’ve-been-tattooing-for-a-couple of-years ink work. Most were small, pork chop tattoos. But doing a chestpiece is a big leap of faith. Cody’s eagle was way the most complex of the bunch. Below are some examples of chestpieces from other artists. Which one is your favorite?

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