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Categories: color, flowers, hearts, hunt sabotage, portraits, vegan ink, vegan tattoo artist, vines

Its the perfect time of year to turn people on to awesome vegan food for the holidays, and I hope everyone is having a bunch of luck with that and having a good time.  I have been having a great time avoiding work and playing games online for the last couple of days, but I figured I would share a newer submission that I got a couple of days ago. 

Our next contributor Leigh had this lovely work done by vegan artist Danielle Distefano of Only You Tattoo in Atlanta, GA and had the following to say about her darling little dear:

 ”I decided on a deer tattoo while on a road trip with my husband. We were driving to upstate New York to exhibit at a vegetarian festival, and along the way we saw several deer hanging out near the highway. It reminded me of how hunters try to justify killing these beautiful animals because they seem to think it’s their duty to control the deer population in order to avoid situations like deer running out into the road and causing damage to cars, or eating plants in people’s yards. The idea that humans have the right to kill another species simply because they are inconvenient to our sprawling urban and suburban living is just sad to me.

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer!

Danielle at Only You Tattoo created my beautiful little fawn with all vegan inks. I just love it!”

I must say we love it too; the deer, the ornate frame, and little heart are adorable.  What a sweet tribute to a beautiful animal!  I think everyone could stand to think a bit about the animals they pass by every day, if not just to enjoy their company a bit.

Its really great to see that there are so many vegan tattoo artists around!  Thanks a bunch for being vegan and helping other vegans out by using vegan inks and techniques.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  If we don’t see before then have a happy and safe new year and most importantly, thanks for being vegan!

Categories: color, flowers, serif, vegan, vegan ink

Hey all, its almost too cold to type right now but I am working through it and posting any way.  Hope you ae all staying warm and eating well!

Our next contributor wrote the following about her lovely vegan tattoo:

“Hi, my name is Maggie! This is my vegan tattoo. I got it at 3 Kings in Brooklyn the day before my 19th birthday. All vegan ink of course. I wanted to make a statement about my commitment to the vegan lifestyle and animal rights in general.”

 

Another Brooklyn hip-ster

Another Brooklyn hip-ster

Hi Maggie, nice tattoo! Thanks for sharing your tattoo and thanks for being vegan!

Categories: color, hearts, vegan, vines

Hey there every body!  Another day another delightful vegan tattoo for you to check out.  Todays submission comes from Michelle in Milwaukee who got the work done at Delux Tattoos in Chicago.

one hearty vegan

one hearty vegan

This is Michelle’s second tattoo and was inspired by the vegan.org logo with a little added flair by the artist for good measure.  Thanks for your submission Michelle and to all of you for stopping by have a great weekend and thanks for being vegan!

Categories: Greek gods, bold, color, hand of g*d, hunt sabotage, pirates, poseidon, revenge, science, sea shepherd, vegan, vegan ink, vegan tattoo artist, whales

Hey all welcome to another fantastic post on the vegan tattoos blog.

Our next post is sweet, coming from vegan tattoo artist extraordinaire, Brian from Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland, Oregon.  Brian had the following excellent story about a tattoo that he did:

“A fine vegan gentleman by the name of James Taylor (yep, James Taylor got tattooed by Brian Wilson…) called me from sunny California and wanted a Sea Shepherd tattoo.  He said that were pretty much bad asses and he wanted to show his thanks for what they were doing in a tattoo.  And the rest was left up to me.  I came up with this…  A skully embodiment of Poseidon meets Sea Shepherd flag destroying the Yushin Maru whaling “research” ship!

seashepherd1

Sea Shepherd says "Research THIS"

All I can say is wow, that’s a pretty heavy tattoo!  Way to throw the middle finger up to whaling!

I think I will let Brian sum it up for us:

“I’ll try and send more in the future.  Thanks for making this site!  Thank you everyone who’s gotten or is getting tattooed!  And as they say here, Thanks for being vegan!”

Categories: animals with crowns, childrens books, color, dogs, funny tattoos, max, monsters, portraits, romping, wild things

Its monday.  After a lovely weekend with plenty of good vegan sandwiches, a nice vegan sugar cookie and some embarrasingly nerdy superhero movies I am ready to get back to work, how about you? 

My vegan tattoo savings account is growing a bit every week and is now up to $75.  when it hits $150 I am going to pick a shop and a design and document it here.  Anyone know which is the best vegan friendly shop in Columbus, Ohio?  Give a shout in the comments if you have any ideas!

Our next contribution comes from Angela in Nanaimo BC, just 100 miles north of Humptulips, Washington.  Angela has been vegan for 4 years and vegetarian for 23 years!  Wow, great job, keep up the good work!!

Angela had this to say about her tattoo:

“My tattoo may not be really vegan themed although I am sure I could stretch it by saying Max wouldn’t eat his meaty dinner & goes off to play with the wild things. ”

Wild thing, you make my sock dead.

Max-imum sock and roll

I don’t know if it qualifies as a “vegan tattoo” either, especially considering that Max was chasing his dog around with a fork, but this blog is all about tattoos for, on, and by vegans so it qualifies there for certain!

Angela continues:

“…tattoo done in Victoria @ Sarah & Gerry’s tattoo zoo by Jeremy (not sure if he is a vegan, but he is cool)”

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and above all thanks for being vegan!

Categories: bold, color, generous, serif, vegan, vegan ink

Our next tattoo comes from friend to animals, Chuck from NY.  Chucks post was so touching that we skipped a couple of people so he could be a part of Friday double post extra-vegan-za. 

vegan forearm tattoo

Chuck says:  “I got this tattoo last summer to commemorate my being vegan for 7 years.  I thought it was time :)  

Jim Spiers at Model Citizen Tattoo in Ithaca, NY did this one up for me using all vegan inks.

My wife also got one which she will be uploading shortly.  We both work at The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY.  If you haven’t visited yet stop by and say hi! ”

We look forward to seeing her vegan tattoo as well so have her send it in! 

To add a little heaviness to the fun of tattoos Chuck also wrote:

“A month ago I was also diagnosed with brain cancer.  A grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme and I’m only 35 years old!  I have a bunch of fantastic friends that are raising money for me and I have a blog going explaining what my day to day is like.  Please feel free to check that out at http://www.chuck300.com. ”

I know a lot of people will check out that link and help if they can.

We hope everything works out for you, it looks like you have some wonderful friends working to help out and it seems like you deserve it after working hard to help others.  Stay tough!

Thanks a ton for your contribution and most importantly thanks for being vegan!

Categories: apple, bunny, color, do unto others, generous, hand of g*d, rabbit, serif, victorian lace

Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by and checking out the vegan tattoos blog.  We are trying to add a new post every weekday but kinda running into a little bit of a dry spell as far as tattoos go, along with a busy schedule.  If you have any awesome vegan tattoos please feel free to submit them to vegantattoos@gmail.com and we will post them here along with your story.   Its totally inspiring so far how many we have gotten and the great comments and emails we have received.  Thanks a ton for your support and especially for being vegan!  Now on to the vegan tattoo!!

Greedy cottontail engages in "trade" with aforementioned "pusher"

Greedy cottontail engages in "trade" with aforementioned "pusher"

Monday morning contributor Amelia writes:

“I’ve been vegan for two years, vegetarian for four before that. I got this tattoo to celebrate my one year veganniversairy last August by Austin tattoo artist, Annie Mess. She uses vegan inks and has a section about them on her website, http://www.anniemess.com

You can visit her blog for more about her and her excellent fashion sense and antiquarian style or you can visit her etsy store if you like crafty unnameable things.

Categories: bold, color, fruit, fruity, funny tattoos, guess the veg, herbivore, serif, super vegetable powers, vegan, vegetables, wordy

Our next contribution comes from Dustin who clearly has great taste in tattoos.

Dustin says:

“Here is a pic of my tattoo.   It’s “Herbivore” written in fruits and vegetables. The tattoo artist was Miss Kitty Love from Liquid Dragon Tattoo in Asheville, NC. I got the tattoo in 2005.”

Challenge: guess the fruit/veg in the tattoo in the comments!

Challenge: guess the fruit/veg in the tattoo with a comment!

What an super sweet and unique work of art.  Thanks a ton for photo!

Categories: asparagus, color, portraits, super vegetable powers, vegan, vegetables

Yet another awesome PPKer Emily in Illinois writes:

“I got in at Scapegoat in Portland, OR and it was done by the great Ryan Mason.

I asked for a bunch of asparagus with a purple rubber band, I got some sweet asparagus.  I almost wussed out and just got one little stalk, but I’m so happy Ryan talked some sense into me.” 

ticket to the 'gus show

this one took some real 'gus on her part

 We are happy he did too because it really turned out vivid and delicious looking.  All around a great tribute to asparagus by Ryan who seems like a pretty cool tattoo artist.  Thanks for sending in your work and for being vegan!

Categories: birds, color, fruit, fruity, sans serif, stars, vegan

Hey all,

You may not already know this but I absolutely adore birds.  I often spend 30 minutes a day watching the hijinks of local grackles, goldfinches, robins and turkey vultures.  So it is with happiness that I post our first vegan bird tattoo.

This submission comes from Jenny in Chicago who writes:

“I’m attaching a pic of my vegan tattoo. I came up with the idea of the tat myself. I got it last year in Detroit by a friend – Tom O. of Kustom Kulture Tattoos.”

I guess veganism is for the birds?

I guess veganism is for the birds?

Jenny has been vegan 5 years now and vegetarian 8 before that.  Way to go.

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