Backpiece in Progress

This pretty back piece — the shaded boxes being what really sets it apart from one of a zillion generic pieces — is being done by Chris Dingwell at Sanctuary Tattoo in Portland, Maine.

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24 thoughts on “Backpiece in Progress

  1. i hope that all the circles wont be filled in, it looks so good with half of them not filled

  2. that is absolutely BREATHTAKING!
    it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before…

    and this time I say it with complete confidence.

  3. fucking awesome!

    it makes me think of really dirty (like lets fuck) salsa dancing in some smoky bar down town in the city

  4. I absolutely LOVE this. a) it’s well executed, and b) it’s different. Not my style personally – I tend to go for more ‘literal’ images and try to stick to color, but I recognize and admire a good tattoo when I see one.

  5. I am in awe… i knew tattoos could be incredible but that stole my breath away…

  6. Wow! I really like that a lot! I am glad to see more of Chris’ work on here too! He’s a fantastic artist and if he’s given a bit of latitude in the design, can make mind-blowing work!

  7. That looks just like a Starbucks wall . Um yep , just like a Starbucks wall , Music section .

  8. this IS well executed, but it also appears to have the aesthetic of a second cup wall or a hallmark thank you card…

  9. I like this a lot. As others have pointed out, the design itself isn’t horribly unusual but it’s very different from the majority of abstract art tattoos, and looks pretty on the wearer.

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