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Categories: black & white, bold, herbivore, sans serif, serif, vegan, vegan tattoo artist, wordy

Sorry all, I have been slacking in posting up awesome vegan tattoos for such an embarrassingly long time I am not even going to offer an explanation or excuse, but instead I am just going to post some really cool vegan tattoos this week that have been filling up the mail box for quite some time.  If you have a fresh new vegan tattoo you would like to share with you friends and fellow vegans then feel free to send them in to vegantattoos at gmail dot com.

Everyone has their first tattoo experience and Andrea from Italy chose to express his right to bare his arm with a simple and beautiful statement.  Andrea says he is planing on getting many other tattoos in the future and asked for your help with ideas for animal rights themed tattoos so feel free to leave suggestions in the comments for him!

The kind of arms you want in a food fight.

The kind of arms you want in a food fight.

Don’t worry Andrea, we think you are totally on the right track with this lovely first tattoo!

Our next contributor Will from Pittsburgh, PA just wanted to show us a pic of his first tattoo.   Another fine and bold choice for a first tattoo!

An Herbivore is worn

An Herbivore is worn

Will has been vegan for 2 years and veg for 8.   Thanks for sending it in and most importantly thanks for being vegan!

Our last well armed vegans are a dynamic duo who got essentially matching tattoos at Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland, OR.

Well armed vegan duo

James says “Hey there, I’m the guy Brian Wilson submitted with the 1/4 sleeve Sea Shepherd tattoo.  Before that one, my girlfriend and I got “matching” tattoos saying “vegan”, also at Scapegoat.”    We think Brian does great work, check out their website and the chilling poster he designed to benefit the relief efforts on the Gulf.  Thanks a bunch for sending this awesome double feature and most importantly thanks for being vegan!

And that goes for everyone who has sent in pictures, emails, comments and suggestions; thanks a bunch and have an awesome week!

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: sanskrit, serif, vegan, vegan ink, vegan tattoo artist, vines, wordy

Hello vegans and friends, hope you’ve had a lovely time since you’ve last visited. I have been super busy lately and have been real slack about bringing you  more cool vegan tattoos on awesome vegans. 

Our next tattoo comes from Becca who says:

“The number one comment I get when people see my wrist tattoos is ‘What, in case you forget?’…   And yes, in a way they are.  They’re a reminder of the commitment I’ve made to the animals and to myself, lest I ever lose sight of why I’m vegan.”

“I got this first one in Las Vegas in November of 2007 from a vegan tattoo artist at a Vegan Freak meetup, using vegan inks.  I wanted a visible “vegan” tattoo, but I worked in corporate hell so I didn’t want it to be glaringly obvious.  My compromise – got the tattoo on my wrist, but used white ink.  I really like the effect, similar to scarification.”
This one for you
This one for you

“I knew almost immediately after getting the first one that I wanted another one on my right wrist, and this spring I finally got the second one.  This one was done by Annie Mess in Austin in April of this year (2009), also using vegan inks.  It’s not entirely finished healing, and will look much like the first one after a few more months.”

This one for me

This one for me

I have always loved these white ink tattoos for very similar reasons, they are a bit of a shock when you notice them too, an inky secret unconvered.

Anyhow, way to go Becca!  Thanks for your excellent contribution 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!”