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Food Related Tattoos - Show Your Ink


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#1 SKinCA

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 05:18 PM

Today's New York Times Magazine has a pictorial on chefs with food-related tattoos.

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and click onto Chef d'Ouevres to check 'em out.

Anyone out there got a tatt tied to cooking that they are willing to share?

I'm fascinated by this because I've always wanted a tattoo but it never occurred to me to do a food-related one. Possibilities beckon...
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#2 Luckylies

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:23 AM

I have one quesadilla burn
and one roast chicken
and a roux spekle
here for life
does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

#3 RyuShihan

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:34 AM

one of my best friends has a toq tattoed with the word chef on his back, it looks very nice.

#4 Kit

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:06 PM

I'm planning on getting a nice B&W of a vanilla orchid. It'll look like one of those old biological drawings with the plant name in latin underneath it. I'm really just trying to figure out where to put it.

#5 culinary bear

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:03 PM

I really love the forearm tattoo of the chefs' knives - it's got me thinking about something for what would be my third tattoo... :)
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#6 SKinCA

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:15 PM

salt and pepper?
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#7 chefworks91

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:24 PM

How about one of those cute little monkfish :blink:

#8 Phatlouie07

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:46 AM

the les halles logo with skulls, toque, and the knive dripping with blood is sick for a tattoo.

#9 pkenna

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:31 PM

Something like the illustrious haunted_chef's?

It looks very cool.....


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#10 Luckylies

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

sweetbreads on the left breast. hot. thymus.
does this come in pork?

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#11 brooklyncook

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 08:29 AM

Today's New York Times Magazine has a pictorial on chefs with food-related tattoos.

Go here

and click onto Chef d'Ouevres to check 'em out.

Anyone out there got a tatt tied to cooking that they are willing to share?

I'm fascinated by this because I've always wanted a tattoo but it never occurred to me to do a food-related one. Possibilities beckon...

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I have the "flames" symbol (from a Flammable sign) on the inside of my left wrist, from all the grill work and bbq that I've done over the years.

I have a couple of tattoo designs in the works, but I don't want to give those up until I've actually got them. :)

#12 daniellewiley

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 06:23 PM

I have an accidental food tatoo - a lobster on my right shoulder. I was 18 and thought it was red scorpion... until my dad asked me if there was any symbolism behind my new lobster tatoo.
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#13 Chris Cognac

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:46 AM

I have been dying to get a "Bender" from Futurama on the 30% Iron Chef episode...with him in his chefs whites...but I cant find a good image...thought about getting an "Elzar", but its too much like Emeril....also maybe a "Sarok the Preparer" from the Simpsons Halloween specials to go with the Homer I already have....
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#14 loper

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 08:33 AM

How about one of those cute little monkfish  :blink:

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A friend of mine who studied Atlantic larval fish development has a monkfish larva on her shoulder - & it is pretty damn cool.

I have a modern interpretation of a pacific NW salmon totem image on mine - a reminder of connections to many fish slain.

#15 SKinCA

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:32 AM

How about one of those cute little monkfish  :blink:

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A friend of mine who studied Atlantic larval fish development has a monkfish larva on her shoulder - & it is pretty damn cool.

I have a modern interpretation of a pacific NW salmon totem image on mine - a reminder of connections to many fish slain.

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And here's a link to images of a monkfish larva:

http://images.google...monkfish larvae

Much cuter than its pappy, dontcha think?
Stephanie Kay

#16 davedemi

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:22 PM

this belongs to a friend of mine who works as a charcutier :

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#17 M.X.Hassett

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:39 PM

I have A.B. Les Halles Cookbook cover, under dust jacket on my back left shoulder. It is the only food related one unless people eat the Tocororo bird. :biggrin:

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#18 tremendousest

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:38 PM

just in case anyone's still reading this thread: check out butterfatstudios.com
A beautiful woman named esther can tattoo you with images ranging from doughnut skulls to levitating lamb chops. Very cool. Come to Chicago to check it out.

#19 kpurvis

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 06:11 AM

There's a really great hot dog vendor in my town who has Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein illustrations all over his bod. If you're really nice (OK, if you just show even minor interest), he'll show you the "Green Eggs and Ham" picture on his arm.
Kathleen Purvis, food editor, The Charlotte (NC) Observer

#20 tcizma

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:49 AM

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Not sure how I missed this topic in the past, but here a few of my food tattoos. The writer of this article actually contacted me a year or so ago, asking about my tattoos, but I never heard back from him.

The images are all food and cooking related. My tools ( knives, pans, etc..) are featured as well as herbs, peppers, wheat fields, cows, honeybees, and some wine related stuff. Each arm also has a mini "food chain" scene one aquatic and one field and forest, with me at the top of the food chain!

The underside of each arm is in color ( to keep it out of the sun, and thus fading ) one side is a koi fish biend sliced into suhi rolls.

The ink was done by Ben Wahhh and Harlan Thompson of Deluxe Tattoo in Chicago, about 50 hours total.

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#21 Christopher Haatuft

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 02:41 PM

I have a pickeld baby with chilies, bay leaves and mustard seeds above my right hand.

#22 AsianEscoffier

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:00 AM

At first i really wanted a bluefin tuna tat on my back, cause theyre huge, badass, really fast, and most important of all, delicious. But, recently ive decided to get a USDA Prime logo tattoo. On my right bicep. Itll be funny, cool, and shows my zeal for quality meat.

#23 Jason Perlow

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:43 AM

Guess who these belong to (click)

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#24 elfin

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:30 AM

Jason:
Are the tats on AB?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
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#25 Jason Perlow

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:43 AM

That they are! Miami Ink too.
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#26 phlawless

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:11 PM

I've had this for about 10 years:

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#27 thebaker

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:46 PM

Below is link to Chef Michael (season one winner hells kitchen)
And pictures of his tattoos



http://www.prickmag....raytattoos.html
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#28 McAuliflower

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:37 PM

If this isn't too trendy for you:
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I think its awefully cute.

I also really like Natalie Dee's works (who I swiped my avatar from).
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#29 SheenaGreena

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:08 PM

that cupcake that looks like the skull and crossbones design is a trademark of Johnny Cupcakes. He's pretty big here in Boston. I was actually wearing one of his shirts today...little ants in a row carrying cupcakes


I have too many tattoos on my arms, none food related. If I were to get something food related I think I would get something cute like candies, lollipops, or maybe some other kind of sweet in the sailor jerry style
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#30 Oyster Guy

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:16 AM

I have an oyster with an oyster knife stuck into it.
Keep on shucking
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