vegantattoos.com tattoos for, by, and on vegans
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: black & white, bold, bunny, cruelty free, outline, rabbit, romping, run bunny run, starry starry night, stars, vegan

Hey all, busy week again here but we have a nice quick post for you before you all head off for the weekend.  I hope there are lots of good times for everyone and hopefully a delicious vegan treat involved as well.

Our latest contributor Kayla from Austin, TX writes:

“i got my cruelty-free bunny 2 years ago in queenstown, new zealand.  i really love it, not just for its meaning and simplicity, but for the conversations it inspires.”

A start is bun

A start is bun

We love the simplicity as well and hope the conversations are all fun and lead to 100% vegan conversion rate! 

Have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks a ton for stopping by and as always 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: black & white, bold, herbivore, serif, thug, traditional tattoos, vegan, wordy

Another fabulous week of being vegan and all the wonderous culinary adventures that entails.  I plan on having at least 1 fine desert trek to pattycake vegan bakery and hopefully rocking that vegan chard fritatta recipe from the new Vegan Brunch cookbook I got last week.  All around it should be a delicious week and also a great week for vegan tattoos as usual.

Our next contributor Jasterix had only this to say:

“Feel free to use and abuse!”

No problem! Muahaha. 

Yeah, but aren't all yetti's herbivores?

Yeah, but aren't all Yeti's herbivores?

Jasterix wrote in this morning to add:

“I had this done by Louis Molloy (London Ink) at Middleton Tattoo Studio, Manchester. I wanted something bold that shouted out to the world that I don’t partake in its carnivorous ways and I think this does the trick. Of my many tattoo’s this was by far the most painful but definitely worth it! ”

Thanks for the update!

I have always liked the bold yet delicate intricacy of olde english script and you can’t beat the clarity and awesomeness of the message either.  Thanks ton for kicking off another delicious week of tattoos and veganism for us Jasterix, and most importantly thanks for being an herbivore!

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: black & white, bold, funny tattoos, outline, serif, so it goes toes, thug, toepac shakur, traditional tattoos, veg 4 life, vegan

Our special thugged out Friday edition tattoo comes from vegan outlaw Jordan.  I don’t have any tattoos on my toes but I hear the top of the foot is fairly agonizing.  It looks pretty tough though!

Toepac 4 life!

Toepac 4 eva!

Jordan writes:

“This was done last year by Terry Brown at Electric Ladyland Tattoo Studio in New Orleans. I wanted a vegan tattoo that wasn’t very serious, and since I don’t want my knuckles done, I figured a vegan toe knuckle tattoo would be perfect.”

I just love it and I know a lot of other people will be inspired by this tattoo.  Anyone want to get “veg4″  ”life” on their knuckles? C’mon!

Thanks a ton for the awesome pic Jordan!

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: black & white, bold, jivamukti, sanskrit, serif, vegan, yoga

Ok, so it doesn’t really say “gimme some vegan cupcakes sucka” but that would be pretty hilarious.

tejas blogger Eddie G writes:

“My vegan tattoo is a Sanskrit mantra that reads “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” and translates to “May all beings everywhere be happy and free.” It’s the class anthem for Jivamukti yoga, which focuses on living a cruelty-free, vegan life.”

are you sure "Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu" doesn't translate to "i'll have the porkchopz plz!!"

are you sure "Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu" doesn't translate to "i'll have the porkchopz plz!!"

Thanks a bunch for your addition Eddy, I’m not one for much yoga but I love the statement your tattoo makes.   Its also a really lovely written language that almost seems made for tattooing.

dallas-vegan.blogspot.com

Check out that fun rawsagna.  How cool is that?

Also found this if yoga is your thing: jivamukti yoga.  I might be ignorant but I’ve never heard of this before and they are vegan so thats great.

Categories: black & white, bold, donkeys, serif, vegan
I love this next one for its simplicity, elegance, and coolness of the owner.

Avid blogger, donkey hugger, and vegan Sarah Downs writes

“I don’t think it counts. Because the ink wasn’t vegan, apparently. But I didn’t know that at the time. Apparently, the package ingredients were vegan (they were!) but the black stuff they use to make the black ink or whatever isn’t vegan? Made from bugs or somesuch? I don’t know. I’m still clueless after seven years of this shit.

subtil as a serpent; sarahs serifed statement

subtil as a serpent; sarah's serifed statement

…the initials “B.D.” and “W.D.” which stands for Bonnie Donkey and Waylon Donkey, my two favorite animals here at Farm Sanctuary.”

Well at least its not on your ass!!
I think your friends are a couple of asses!

I think we all feel a bit clueless sometimes about whats in what and I don’t think companies really tend to make it clear a lot of times.  Thank goodness for those little vegan symbols they have now! We will definitely be adding some links, posts and articles on vegan inks and where to find them very soon to try and help make it a little less confusing!

Anyways, its a lovely collection of ink Sarah, the dedication to your pals at Farm Sanctuary is super sweet.

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