Everyone loves looking at chef tattoos, even if there’s an overabundance of pork-related ink and permanent wrist-spoons. They’re visually stunning works of art, a mark that distinguishes its bearer as part of food culture, and a clear expression of the chef’s passion for their craft.
These are not chef tattoos.
Instead, these are the tattoos of groupies who, enamored with celebrity chefs, tattooed chefs’ faces
onto their own skin permanently. We were appalled/inspired this morning when we saw Gordon Ramsay’s apprehension over a fan’s tattoo, and unfortunately, @ Zoria_Nails isn’t the only one in this trend. Click if you dare. We double dare you.
There's no cross domain hackery or tracking voodoo, it's just some sweet jQuery animations.
Please, think of the animations.
In the meantime, enjoy the html version below. I guess. If that's your thing.
The Gordo's only response:
"Ouch!" Our thoughts exactly, Gordon. Our thoughts exactly.
So far as we know, Andrew Zimmern is the only person who has sat down with his admirer (in this case, Ohio tattoo artist Ben Hatfield) and asked him
what the flip was he thinking. Not too surprisingly for a Zimmern fan, though, Hatfield's response was thoughtful and nuanced: "To me, Andrew is more like a teacher of tolerance through culinary open-mindedness."
When the photo of this Rachael Ray tattoo made its way about the Internet, "RayRayFan4Ever" had to step in and tell the haters to shut it.
Here is how she persuaded them:
"I understand people are titled to opinions which anybodys opinions dont bother me but anyway, I lost over 130lbs as of last year because of Rachael Ray. I made a bet with my cousin if I lost the weight I’d get a tattoo."
Not one, but TWO Guy Fieri tattoos
Guy Fieri: the chef so nice, that people tattooed his face on their thighs twice. The one on the left got a
retweet from Guyf Yeri, the second made its way onto Food Network Humor, because duh.
Rachael Ray (Again)(NSFL)
Masaharu Morimoto, Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, And Maybe Chris Cosentino
We had to save this one for the very end, because
just look at this insanity. The guy even has their signatures tattooed. (Unfortunately cropped out: Morimoto happily pointing to his face inked onto a calf muscle.)
BONUS: Swedish Chef
This is not embarrassing. In fact, we think it's rather cute. If we were Muppets, however, and this was cross-stitched into a felt arm, we'd feel ashamed for the dumb Muppet who boasted it.