Like tattoos, sushi is an art form. The juxtaposition of cooked rice, seafood, and vegetables makes for a minimalist yet colorful dish. That elegance translates well into ink.
From its inception in Southeast Asia to its refinement in Japan to its absorption into worldwide cuisine, sushi has delighted people for centuries.
It has even become an American food staple by way of the California roll. A sushi tattoo speaks to the amazing history of the food. Because there are many types of sushi, you have a variety of options for a striking tattoo design. There’s the wavy texture of sake (salmon), the bright tails of ebi (shrimp), and the distinctive golden square of tamago (egg omelette). You might picture sushi as a cylindrical roll, but cone-shaped temaki (hand rolled) sushi could be the tattoo design you’re looking for.
Foodies and chefs should absolutely consider a sushi tattoo. It represents the skill and creativity that goes into crafting and plating the delicious dish. And for lovers of Japanese culture, it’s a no-brainer. Also, sushi’s enthralling color scheme: white rice, orange fish, green veggies, etc. makes for a timeless work of art.
If a sushi tattoo sounds like a strange idea, it’s a good thing. Sushi ink defies a bevy of tat clichés, proving your uniqueness and ability to think outside the box. Above all, the man with the sushi tattoo is memorable.