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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!

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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: black & white, covered in bees, cupcakes, energy, lasagna, outline, protein, science, wordy

Hey all, hope you are having a fantastic week filled with vegan delights and good times.

Our next contributor comes from Amanda the protein scientist in New York.  Amanda says: 

“My tattoo is on my left forearm and was done by Claire at Fun City Tattoo in NYC.  I’m a protein x-ray crystallographer, so I wanted my tattoo to reflect my love of the molecular world.  My tattoo is a peptide (protein) that spells out ENERGY in amino acids (the building blocks of proteins which have one letter abbreviations).”

Are you sure thats not martian?

Are you sure thats not martian?

Amanda continues:

“Although it isn’t clearly a vegan tattoo, energy symbolizes, to me, the cycle of life…that we come from energy and return to energy and therefore, we should respect all life as we are really all one.  Afterall, according to a fundamental principle of physics, energy is neither created nor destroyed.  ENERGY is the symbol of my life!”

I think its a neat tattoo and I know we all like energy around here, especially in the form of cupcakes, tofu, muffins and vegan lasagna. 

Thanks a bunch for making me feel dumb and also for being a vegan scientist! Yay!