Its monday. After a lovely weekend with plenty of good vegan sandwiches, a nice vegan sugar cookie and some embarrasingly nerdy superhero movies I am ready to get back to work, how about you?
My vegan tattoo savings account is growing a bit every week and is now up to $75. when it hits $150 I am going to pick a shop and a design and document it here. Anyone know which is the best vegan friendly shop in Columbus, Ohio? Give a shout in the comments if you have any ideas!
Our next contribution comes from Angela in Nanaimo BC, just 100 miles north of Humptulips, Washington. Angela has been vegan for 4 years and vegetarian for 23 years! Wow, great job, keep up the good work!!
Angela had this to say about her tattoo:
“My tattoo may not be really vegan themed although I am sure I could stretch it by saying Max wouldn’t eat his meaty dinner & goes off to play with the wild things. ”
Max-imum sock and roll
I don’t know if it qualifies as a “vegan tattoo” either, especially considering that Max was chasing his dog around with a fork, but this blog is all about tattoos for, on, and by vegans so it qualifies there for certain!
“…tattoo done in Victoria @ Sarah & Gerry’s tattoo zoo by Jeremy (not sure if he is a vegan, but he is cool)”
Thanks a bunch for stopping by and above all thanks for being vegan!
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?
“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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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?
“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!
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!
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.
Hello vegans, it been a few days since we’ve had chance to check the email and I wanted to thank everyone for their great correspondance and sending in such sweet images and stories. We have gotten quite a few posts in the last couple days so be ready for a friday double post madness!
Our latest addition to the vegan tattoos blog comes from Portlandinian Kris who writes:
“I recently added two vegan tattoos to my collection that I would like to share. They are two bees, symbolizing the delicate balance of our ecosystem in lieu of our modern industrial agriculture practices.
This buzz for you.
I got them in Portland at Skeleton Key Tattoo, a vegetarian-owned shop which uses all-vegan supplies and inks. The owner, Ximena, is fantastic. ”
zzzz Dooooon't eaaatttt muhhhhh babiezzzz fooooodzzzzzzz
We have giant bumble bees here in Ohio like mad during the summer and they buzz around the yard all day, impossibly plump and round like flittering winged golfballs. Wonderous and hilarious nature, thanks for all the bees!
Thanks for buzzing by and keep it vegan!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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"
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.
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 eva!
“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!
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. ”
“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.”
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!