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: 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: birds, black & white, serif, vegan, vegan ink

I have to admit I love vegans the most out of all people.  That means you!  But seriously if you live in a big city anymore its just amazing and so easy to be a vegan.  Its not like you have to order the sad wilty salad or worry about explaining your dietary restrictions to a waitron.  People just know what vegans are now and if you asked them and they could bring themselves to admit it, they would tell you how jealous they are of us!

I just got back from visiting my very awesome-but-not-vegan mom and family in Washington D.C. and we had some of the most incredible vegan adventures.  From Vegetate to Sticky Fingers Bakery or even a bunch of vegan options at Asylum, for the first time ever they were all excited about me dragging them around to places I could eat and the options were truly amazing.  This is not a vegan food blog or anything so I am not going to go on and on but I have to admit I am a bit sad to be back here in Columbus with our very limited choice of  strictly vegetarian and vegan restarants.   Anyways, you D.C. metro vegans are so lucky I am not even going to thank you for being vegan any more… jk you guys are awesome too, thanks!

Our next excellent vegan contributor Dag comes from Bethesda, Maryland; right there in the D.C. area.  Dag writes:

“The tattoo is of Huginn and Muninn, Odin’s two ravens. I’ve always loved watching ravens and crows, and can’t understand why such intelligent  birds are hated and killed for being “pests”.”

 

Huginn & Muginn

Huginn & Muginn

 A lovely and very punk depiction of some beautiful animals.  Dag’s first tattoo was just as cool:

Vegan wrist

Vegan wrist

Dag got the crows inked at Bethesda Tattoo in Bethesda, MD by Steve Labofish.  Dag also mentioned that Steve and the shop were very knowledgeable about vegan inks and tattooing so this might be a great place to go if you are looking for some work and live in that area.

Anyways that all we have for this installment fo the Vegan Tattoos blog.  Be sure to check back next week when we showcase another awesome vegans tattoo.  Thanks for stopping by and most importantly thanks for being vegan!

Categories: black & white, outline, serif, vegan

Hey all you lovely vegans, I wish I could say that I have been walking around in the wilderness on a trek or working so hard on some awesome project or whatever but the truth of the matter is I have been snoozing at the helm of this inky ship.  My apologies about that and now back to our regularly scheduled tattoo adventures.

Our next contributor Angela got this tattoo on her wrist in a font taken from R. Crumb’s “The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb”.

A clear fan of all things Crumby

A clear fan of all things Crumby

I promise to get back to posting regularly again my vegan friends.  Thanks again for your patience and above all, 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: 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, flowers, fruit, outline, serif, traditional tattoos, vegan, vines

Hey all, quick Friday night second post for you.  Awesome vegan Allison writes:

“The tattoo shop is not vegan (nor is my artist), but he does have a great supply of vegan ink. The coloring will be done in 2-3 weeks.”

I'm glad roses are vegan too!

I'm glad roses are vegan too!

Allison adds that she is getting the work done by Rob Rez at American Made in Missoula, MT.

Looks like a great start to a pretty tattoo, I know i’m not the only one who looks forward to seeing it finished. 

Have a great weekend everyone and, hopefully with some awesome food and good friends!  Be on the lookout for anothr sweet vegan tattoo on Monday.

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: 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!