Back in the day people used to cover every single bit of their body before moving on to hands, neck, and other visible parts. One of the best starting places is the chest! We've pulled together some chest tattoos to show that whether you're just starting out, or running out of space and this is all ya got left...these pieces will inspire many big ideas. Its also a big commitment. Many people these days feel that the chest is actually highly noticeable, rather than hidden...it is like...front and center. However, although a big commitment, there really are few other ways other than big ole' chest tattoos to show how much of a badass you really are.
Yeah, it may hurt. The bones are kind of...ya know, right there. But a few hours of pain for a lifetime of a beautiful chest tattoo is completely worth it. It's time to bite the bullet! If you're not sure you can handle the commitment or the pain of a full chestpiece, chest tattoos like the Rion piece or David Peyote's colorful music portal are a good way to go placement-wise. Starting at the sides and working your way to the middle can be a smooth transition from an ink clean chest to a gorgeous chest tattoo of your dreams.
There are many styles, concepts, and designs to be had...and whats really cool about chest tattoos is that its such a large area to cover. So, you can do tons of little pieces or one large cohesive piece. There are so many options that really...its kind of hard not to get overwhelmed but we have some advice!! It may sound cliche but this tattoo will literally be closest to your heart, so when you're thinking of ideas just think about that: whats closest to your heart in your life? Some people get portraits of their family members or pets...this is a great way to go for a chest tattoo!
In any case, until Free the Nipple actually frees the nipple and we can all run around shirtless like we really want to, these chest pieces will have to stay under shirts...but thankfully there are pictures so we can drool and dream about our own badass future chest tattoos.