Musings: Food Related Ink

Last updated on September 1, 2015 by Liza Hawkins

“Cooking is notably one of the great tattooed occupations.”

Bryan Voltaggio
I read this yesterday in an article tweeted by Bryan Voltaggio, chef and owner of Volt in Frederick, MD.  He was featured in 5@5, a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe via It’s neat to see a local guy become so widely known, especially now that it’s been over a year since his Top Chef season ended.

I like to hear the stories behind why people got their tattoos and his were pretty interesting – plus, I have a soft spot for guys that get tattoos to represent their kids. My husband has two.

Then I wondered, what about other well-known chefs? Let’s take a look at a few (because the list could be never ending):

Michael Voltaggio
Robbie Lewis
Jill Barron
Guy Fieri
Ok, so some tattoos are cooler than others. I, for one, don’t really see the point of a tattoo on the inner lip to show one’s love of pork. But perhaps I’m just not dedicated enough to the  craft! 

Do you have any food related ink?

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

2 Comments on “Musings: Food Related Ink

  1. This post is awesome! I never thought about chef-related tattoos, or really even asking people the meaning behind their tattoos in general. (And I have one, so wth?!) lol
    I am so glad to have found you on Bloggy Moms, and if you get a chance, please check out my blog at:
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    Autumn Bradshaw

  2. Thanks! I think it’s so interesting! I have a couple – neither with great stories behind them. 🙂

    Just followed you on Twitter – love your blog too!

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