Chef Tattoos

Sous Chef Ryan Hayes is Thrifty with his Tattoos

Sous Chef Ryan Hayes is Thrifty with his Tattoos

Ryan Hayes is the Sous Chef at the Empire Diner.  Except for the 718 on his fingers, which is the area code for Brooklyn where he lives, Ryan had no preconceived plan for his tats. Usually he has the tattoo artist try one of their new designs at a discounted price...

Sean McKenna’s Elephant in the Room

Sean McKenna’s Elephant in the Room

Chef Sean MckEnna is currently the Poissonier at Bâtard. My right arm was a full sleeve done on Long Island.  It's an Asian style based around the elephant Buddha which is by my shoulder.  My left arm I got all-American traditional style done piece by piece in...

John Rodrigues’ Beastly Menagerie

John Rodrigues’ Beastly Menagerie

“The story behind my sleeve goes back to an old story of a rooster in Portuguese culture.  The rooster saves an innocent man’s life and is now considered a symbol of good luck.”

Chef Clio Goodman Shows Her Bravery

Chef Clio Goodman Shows Her Bravery

“So I was always terrified of the end of the world and the apocalypse. What is it, 2012? I saw it on the History channel when I was 18, and I was convinced for years I was gonna die.”

Steven Hubbell Shows His Dedication

Steven Hubbell Shows His Dedication

“My right arm is based on a book called Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I had a friend of mine read the book and just do the drawings. I let him interpret it how he wanted to.

Romance is Alive and Well: Chef John Villa’s Tattoo

Romance is Alive and Well: Chef John Villa’s Tattoo

This is a famous portrait of Cupid and Psyche. It’s about two people that did whatever they could to be with one another. To me, it symbolizes my relationship with my wife; we have been together since we were teenagers.

Tattoo Tuesday with Giuseppe Gaeta

Tattoo Tuesday with Giuseppe Gaeta

Giuseppe is the Sous Chef at Lavo and an artist when he’s not cooking. He made some drawings for the tattoo artist reproduced.

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