Tattoos hurt, there’s no getting around that. From time to time an artist is forced to tattoo a real crybaby, that’s just part of the game when you’re a tattoo artist considering that it is one of the most popular motifs in American Traditional. Oh wait, did you think we were talking about the client? No, silly, we’re talking about the art. In this latest episode of SESSIONS, Pete Chilly tattoos a pair of baby heads — one laughing and one crying — on a client who is most definitely not a crybaby.
For the past five years, Chilly has been tattooing out of New York City’s Daredevil Tattoo, a beautiful shop that doubles as a museum of tattoo history. The walls are covered with iconic vintage flash from legends such as Bert Grimm, Ralph Johnstone, Gus Wagner and so many others. It is the perfect environment for an artist to thrive and find inspiration.