I’ve noticed a trend while watching the various cooking shows… most of the chefs (be they pastry or cuisine types) are sporting tattoos.
Just a handful of examples to back my observations:
And yours truly is included, I have a small hieroglyphic inspired tattoo on my right shoulder. Not full sleeves or anything huge though.
Maybe this is pure coincidence, like when you are pregnant you notice all the other pregnant women around you and the cries of babies twinge the ears more than they used to. I’ve had my ink for over a decade (wow, I must sound ancient!), long before I realized my passion for food.
Perhaps the connection is the artistic nature we share. My first inclination of a career was to be an artist, preferably for a big animation house. That didn’t come true, instead there was a path of technology laid out before me. I think getting my tattoo was a cry from the other side of my brain. Creativity can take many forms. Food and cooking came naturally. I wanted to sit down to a beautiful plate every evening after a day of gear grinding (or rather keyboard pounding), without paying someone else to do it for me.
I’m curious why these chefs have tattoos.
Is this weird for me to notice, or have you seen it too?
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