Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pizzalicious tattoos

Richmond is one of the most tattooed cities I've ever seen. It is nothing to see men and women with full sleeves walking down the street. Punks, bikers, college kids, soccer moms, they all have tattoos now. Richmond is home to some of the best tattooers in the US so it's no wonder so many people are tempted to go under the needle around here.

Some tattoos are meaningful, some are beautiful, some are gorey and some are just plain silly. Check out some of these pizza tattoos (not from Richmond). I've tried to credit the tattooer when possible. If this is your work, please let me know and I'll insert a link.

This ham and pineapple slice was tattooed in 2007 by UK tattooer Blane Dickinson. He tattooed this on the head of Colin Helsby, a pizza shop owner, for a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. They raised about £500 (about $820) for the charity. Helsby was once a butcher but changed his shop to a pizza take away joint due to tough competition from supermarkets.

This angelic slice in on the hip of Jill Elise the writer of Hey, That tastes good! an excellent gluten free food blog. I've tried a few gluten free pizza recipes, some of which are listed on the Pizzalicious! Jill reccomends rice flour/xanthan gum recipe. Check it out. The tattoo is credited to her good friend Amy. Holler if you have a link for Amy.

This next one is from the side margin of the blog Pizza is Delicious. Pizza is Delicious is a great Philadelphia based pizza blog... and also a truism. I can only assume that Matt or Jon has this tattoo.

This tribute to cold pizza and warm beer is the needle work of Suzanne Moe (aka SuMoe) a Virginia based tattooer and artist.

This one is from OkayJerks. "Done by Eddie Kes at Olde City Tattoo in Philly."

UPDATE: There are even more pizza tattoos HERE.


Anonymous said...

My brother says "A tatto is permanent evidence of temporary insanity."

pizzablogger said...

It's highly ironic that we've reached an era where tattoos have become very much mainstream.

Have we reached an era where the most "alt", "punk rock", "counter-culture" and "artistic" statement you can make is to simply tell the inkman no thanks?

viagra online said...

I like pizza but put this bizarre on my skin is little creepy, no way. a good T-shirt is enough.