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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: 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: 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!”

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: bright eyes, color, flowers, morrissey, traditional tattoos, vegan, vegan ink

Thanks again to Isa Chandra of The Post Punk Kitchen for sending a bunch of awesome tattooed vegans this way!  Our next guest hails all the way from the UK.

Vegan morrisseynian and indie rocker Emma writes:
“I found your site via Isa Chandra’s Twitter feed, and thought I’d share mine.  It’s a mixture of Bright Eyes lyrics (from Hit The Switch), and the gladiolus is another Smiths/Morrissey tribute of mine; I also have “There is a Light … That Never Goes Out” split between my feet.  Whilst it’s not explicitly ‘vegan’, a very large part of its meaning links to veganism for me, and only vegan ink was used.

maybe one of those lovely raw cheese cakes Isa's been making!

maybe one of those lovely raw cheese cakes Isa's been making!

“Although the artist (Steve Byrne at In Name and Blood, Leeds, UK) is an omni,  almost all of his inks are vegan, so he’s definitely vegan-friendly!  He’s also moving to the States by the end of summer, so you should check him out :)

Upon following that link all I have to say is wow, his work looks really good!

More tattoos to come tomorrow so stay tuned!