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SESSIONS: Pete Chilly Tattoos a Couple of Babies

SESSIONS: Pete Chilly Tattoos a Couple of Babies
TattoodoTV2 min Read

We visit the artist at NYC’s Daredevil Tattoo as he rips off a pair of tattoos — a crying baby matched with a happy baby.

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.

Don't cry, lil' baby. Tattoo by Pete Chilly. (Via IG - chillypete)
A couple of back pieces off of Bert Grimm designs by Pete Chilly. (Via IG - chillypete)
Some nice black & grey by Pete Chilly. (Via IG - chillypete)
Check out the details on this fine line rose by Pete Chilly. (Via IG - chillypete)

Be sure to follow Pete Chilly on his Instagram. If you are looking to get a solid tattoo of your own, be sure to check him out at Easy Street Tattoo in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

Charlie Connell
Written byCharlie Connell

Likes: writing, baseball, dumplings, American Traditional tattoos, punk rock. Dislikes: kale, things that look like kale and words that rhyme with kale. Managing Editor @tattoodo