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: 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: 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: 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!

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: black & white, bunny, funny tattoos, hunt sabotage, rabbit, revenge

When I first saw the picture from this next submission I must admit it made me laugh.  I mean a  hunter getting shot in the rump by a rabbit is funny enough, but a rabbit with glasses?  Hilarious!

Our vegan friend and rabbit lover Sandy writes:

“Here’s a picture of a tattoo I got in December.  It’s from an old German book called Struwwelpeter.  It’s from a story about a hunter who falls asleep and wakes up to find that the rabbit he was hunting has taken his gun and glasses and chases him away.”

Shoot him in the what, what?

Shoot him in the what, what?

“We had the English version of the book growing up and I always liked this story, so I finally got a tattoo of it.  That text for this image on the original German version roughly translates to:

The rabbit has the glasses now,
That are sitting on his nose;
And he wants to shoot the rifle,
but the hunter is very afraid.
He runs and leaps and yells:
“Help, people, help, people!”

Excellent tattoo Sandy, and a good story as well.  Thanks a bunch for sharing it with us and above all 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: 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: Phillipines, birds, black & white, jollibee, maya bird, monkey eating eagle, outline, serif, vegan, vines

Today’s excellent piece was sent by Marie from the Phillipines who writes:

“I got my first tattoo on September 20 of last year. Been thinking of getting a tattoo and I wanted it vegan-related. I settled for the word “Vegan” in Victorian script. ”

veg_tattoo

“I got the maya bird tattoo on April 6 of this year. The maya bird used to be my country’s national bird, then it got demoted (now our national bird is a monkey-eating eagle). I got the maya bird tattooed because it symbolizes my love for country, freedom, and animals. The maya bird isn’t really a symbol of simplicity, but that’s precisely why I like it — it’s not as showy as an eagle, it’s just a regular bird that everyone overlooks.”

these wing definitely are for flying

HALP! that bird is stealing my spaghetti!!!!

Beautiful bird and an amazing country.  Thanks a bunch for the lovely addition and thanks especially for being vegan!