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.  I decided I wanted to a take on that rooster, but wanted the artist to have full...
Steve Dustin and His Glorious Pig Tattoo

Steve Dustin and His Glorious Pig Tattoo

What’s the story behind your pretty sizable pig tattoo? We all know that I’m a chef so my interest in a food tattoo just made sense – as long as tattoos are something that make sense to you. At the moment, the finished tattoo will be a happy pig sitting in a field of...
Chef Clio Goodman Shows Her Bravery

Chef Clio Goodman Shows Her Bravery

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1490665286005{margin-top: -40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]“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...
Steven Hubbell Shows His Dedication

Steven Hubbell Shows His Dedication

[vc_row padding_top=”” padding_bottom=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I don’t know what stories I have. Most of them are cover-up work.” “My right arm is based on a book called Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I had a friend of mine read the book...

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