Food Ink: Tasty Tattoos
Lovers of the culinary arts show their devotion with that ultimate expression of enduring love: tattoos.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.