Is there any other food in the world that carries the rich and poignant symbolism of bread?
A human staple since the ancient times, bread has come to symbolize all that man holds dear: nourishment, family, community, and spiritual fulfillment.
To break bread with another is a timeless act of bonding and generosity. Simple but crucial, bread represents the very sustenance of life.
A bread tattoo is more than just the baker’s mark, but a reminder to the wearer and world at large that the crucial needs of man are as simple now as they were hundreds–if not thousands–of years ago. Despite our consumer-driven times, our core values have remained unchanged. Providing food for our loved ones and doing so with care is the hallmark of a successful home, and the humble loaf of bread is as powerful a message as any in the tattoo catalogue.
Intricately detailed or simple in outline, your bread tattoo represents the very principles you live by. To help others and always keep the bellies of your loved ones full are what separate the common man from the true hero.
Throughout times of war and famine, a loaf of bread was worth its weight in gold, and often what stood between living to see another day and perishing in the night. Your bread tattoo no doubt harkens back to the universal struggles and triumphs of your fellow man, and lets him know there is always a place for him at your table.