For the truly devoted, coffee makes up an entire tier of the nutritional pyramid. Bold, dark, and filled with caffeinated promise, coffee is the ambrosia of the tireless man determined to squeeze 25 hours out of the day.
Drip or French press, sweet or spiked, a good cup of coffee is nothing short of a work of art, so why not devote a little skin to some tattoo art in honor?
There are innumerable reasons to show off a coffee-inspired tattoo, that delves deeper than mere devotion. Coffee figures widely in pop culture, from films to literary references to nostalgic decor. Who can forget Dale’s coffee & pie from Twin Peaks, or the iconic Grecian Happy To Serve You NYC to-go cup?
For some the image of a cigarette being put out in a cup of coffee denotes the seedier side of midnight diners and dirty deeds, while particularly innovative individuals will tattoo a single coffee bean on their finger. There are even timeless coffee brands that have been commemorated in ink, such as the Chock full o’Nuts logo and Starbucks mermaid.
While coffee is an everyday necessity for many, a coffee tattoo is anything but ordinary. A man who loves his coffee may appreciate the little things that make life endurable, but doesn’t cut corners where taste or style is concerned. He understands that coffee is a social and cultural staple meant to be savored in good company and in good humor, which is why his coffee tattoo needs no explaining. If you have to ask, you’re clearly not in the inner circle.