There seems to be a growing trend among beer geeks these days. They are taking their love of the brew to the next level and making it permanent. No they aren’t marrying their favorite beverages in some cultish ceremony, even worse they are defacing their body to show allegiance to their favorite beverage.
There is some truly hideous body art out there where beer is concerned, just google “Beer Tattoos” and you will see what I mean. Still others are better done, and less…well, stupid? It seems like this was inevitable. Many of the geeks today are 20 and 30 somethings and they have a tendency to adorn their bodies with their current interests. Hypsters will ink themselves with PBR cans and labels while the true craft beer geeks might look to a stone gargoyle or a hop vine for their inky inspirations. Whatever the case is, Jim and I have always been taught that you should never put anything on your skin that is permanent. At Jim’s work they spend a lot of time and effort to remove past transgressions from people’s bodies, so I thought why do something that I might later regret. That said, a lot of people are doing it, so I have collected some good and not so good examples of the trend below. Enjoy!
So there you have it, a smattering of what is out there. I wouldn’t ever do this, but maybe a Wild Turkey on my ass. That way when I get older and it sags I can say its a pterodactyl. How about you? Would you get a beer tattoo? Do you have a beer tattoo? what possessed you to get one? Let us know in the comments.