Food Ink: Tasty Tattoos

Lovers of the culinary arts show their devotion with that ultimate expression of enduring love: tattoos.


Shrri Lynn Dugger Indianapolis Monthly

Randy & Sherri Lynn Dugger

TATTOO: Texas toast.

THE STORY: The Duggers—Randy is a mechanic for UPS and Sherri is an editor for Home News Enterprises—got inked with matching slices of the steakhouse carb during a trip last summer to Austin, Texas.


Ben McQueen Indianaplis Monthly

Ben McQueen

TATTOO: An orange, a pear, and grapes.

THE STORY: The still life on tattoo artist McQueen’s forearm is a reproduction of a painting by his grandfather.

Samantha Doan Indianapolis Monthly

Samantha Doan

TATTOO: A baking scene.

THE STORY: Doan started with a pink cupcake when she and her mother worked together at The Flying Cupcake. When her mother passed away from a rare cancer, Doan filled in the half-sleeve tattoo.

Meredith Kong and Kelly Beerbower Indianapolis Monthly

Meredith Kong & Kelly Beerbower  

TATTOO: An ice-cream scooper.

THE STORY: The sisters started Lick Ice Cream in 2010 and promptly got matching tattoos of antique dippers.



Tom Klubens Indianapolis Monthly

Tom Klubens

TATTOO: A doughnut. 

THE STORY: The pastry, missing one bite, pays tribute to freelance photographer Klubens’s late father, a police officer.









Photos by Tony Valainis

This article appeared in the November 2013 issue.

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