Cutlery Tattoos Are the New Tribal

silverware

Photograph via Consortium of Fools

Forget cupcake tattoos (No, really, can we please?). Fetishizing dining apparatus, nothing says "I'm uber-serious about what I put in my mouth" more than a cutlery tattoo. While most folks eat with forks, knives, and spoons in their hands, these people eat with them on their hands. If you're thinking about getting a tattoo, nothing says "I'm hungry" like some silverware, right? Below, a gallery of inspiration, including some celebrities (ooooh, Top Chef's Michael Voltaggio!) and a special appearance by yours truly.

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Photograph by globevisions on Flickr

cut-tat-bme

Photograph by Caffeine Tattoo on BME

spooning

Photograph by sylvie LS

cut-tat-linecook

Photograph by linecook on Flickr

cut-tat-heart

Photograph via Heartthrobs & Villians

fork&knife

Photograph via Cupcakes and Ninjas

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Michael Voltaggio. Photograph via Bravo

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Michael Voltaggio. Photograph via Bravo

cut-tat-frowny

Photo by teriyaki tofu

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Full disclosure: this is me. When I got this done four years ago, I brought the actual silverware to the tattoo artist. Photograph via City Food

cut-tat-ocai

Photograph by eternal_exemption

spoonfork

Photograph by Inkstop Tattoo

cut-tat-chesterfield

Photograph by Chesterfield Queen

-Michelle Mettler

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  1. Kat

    So Michael Voltaggio is a Death Eater?

  2. yalingster

    I am actually speechless.

  3. on one hand, i'm so excited that cutlery tattoos have an article about them. on the other, i'm not so sure that being the next tribal tattoo is good...at all.

    http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4710_636835474456_1508178_39368450_993097_n.jpg

  4. mary

    Sorry, hardcore enthusiasts go with scarification: reaching into the oven without a mitt, cooking bacon naked, that sort of thing leaves a mark!

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