A Thanksgiving tattoo might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a way to celebrate this glorious holiday, but for some, it’s the perfect way to show love and gratitude. Gratitude to food, that is. Food tattoos come in all shapes and sizes and because everyone’s tastes are different, they consist of all sorts of delectable treats. From pumpkin pie to green bean casserole, the tastes of Thanksgiving inspire so many excellent tattoos.
We decided to take a look at some recent food tattoos that honor humble foodstuffs. We were surprised, although we should not have been, to find that so many of you have pie tattoos. We bow down as we agree it is a superior food and one that shows up on millions of tables for the holiday every year. Let’s feast our eyes on some wonderful tattoos to honor our love for the feast and give thanks to food and food alone. Here are 27 food tattoos for those who love to feast on Thanksgiving and beyond!
Taste of Fall
Let’s start with the reason for the season, pumpkin pie. This custardy, mellow, sweetly spiced dessert is the thing of dreams that we long for each year when the leaves start to turn. This cute pie tattoo has a precious little face and a pumpkin topper!
Can’t Get Enough
Here, we find another slice of the good stuff paired with a dollop of cream and a cute little fall leaf motif. If fall is your jam, consider getting a similar tattoo that celebrates the wonderful seasonal treats.
The age-old tradition of snapping a wishbone from a turkey has got to be one of the grossest things we do that actually sparks joy. Here, we find a snapped one in tattoo form that fits perfectly next to the knee.
Happy Gobble Day
Here’s the star of Thanksgiving, a turkey in a hat. While we tend to favor the supporting actors (AKA the side dishes), a big turkey has remained a cultural mainstay. Gobble gobble!
How is that a cake baked in a bunt tin is twenty times better than the same cake baked in a standard one? We’ll never be able to solve that mystery, but it does make us appreciate this sweet cake tattoo.
Eat Your (Cute) Veggies
Broccoli is so darn good and it appears that we’re not the only ones who think so. Take a look at this ultra kawaii broccoli that’s surrounded by hearts and little star shapes. Steamed, fried, baked, and pureed, you can’t go wrong with this veggie.
Check out this teeny tiny micro tattoo of a little feast. There’s a ton of detail packed into such a tight space. The person with this tattoo explained that these foods were treats from Nana. Precious.
There are pie people and then there are cake people and while the debate over which is best will never be resolved, we will bask in the glory of this layer cake tattoo. Delicious!
One of the fundamental building blocks for many savory recipes, garlic is one of the most delicious things on the planet. In fact, we don’t trust people who say they don’t like it. That’s just not right!
Don’t Skip Breakfast
To be honest, we’d be thoroughly creeped out if our breakfast looked back at us like this, but for the purposes of a tattoo, you couldn’t ask for anything cuter. Skipping breakfast on Thanksgiving is a rookie mistake and you should always go for a little something to fuel you until the big meal.
Eat the Taters
In the upper midwest, the tater tot is king. They’re beloved across the country, but unless you’ve had a tater tot casserole (hot dish), you simply don’t get it. We love this potato-themed tattoo and we’re sure the person with it is a winner.
If you’ve ever had a peanut butter pie or PB&J pie, you have the Bakewell tart to thank for it. This traditional dessert is filled with a nut butter or frangipane and topped with jam. We must say they make for a delectable-looking tattoo.
Put it in a Pie
Okay. This is sort of random because it’s a golden apple, but it looked so neat we thought we should definitely include it on this list. The shading and highlighting on this tattoo is impeccable. We’d slice it and throw it in a pie, no questions asked.
Close to Heart
Our raison d’être, bread, is lovingly celebrated in this heart-shaped tattoo. We find grain, flowers, and a breadknife to complete the design. If the breadbasket is what you reach for first on Thanksgiving, we feel you.
This is pure goodness. A speckled ear of corn makes for a cute tattoo and a tribute of one of America’s most beloved foods. Steamed, roasted, buttered, and baked, corn is one the most versatile ingredients that you’ll find in all sorts of Thanksgiving recipes.
Cake-love is true love. This incredible hand tattoo features a mouthwatering slice of cake flanked by genuinely sweet flowers. In case it wasn’t apparent that to you that this tattoo is, indeed, cake, the word has been inked on this person’s fingers.
Pastry, pastry, pastry! This adorable tiny croissant is a dainty little nod to the buttery treat we all know and love. We grew up eating these baked from a can and rolling them into their shape was so fun as a child.
We See You
You might have reservations about getting a wedge of cheese tattooed on your body, but who are you kidding? You know your favorite Thanksgiving dish is that hot bowl of macaroni and cheese.
We Like ’em Hot
“Just wing it” are words to live by. This very unique hot wings tattoo has very little to do with the holiday as we don’t think most people have them on their tables, but we loved it so much we threw it in the mix. If we could only eat Korean fried winds for the rest of time, we’d die happy.
French mirepoix includes onion, carrot, and celery diced up and thrown into all sorts of dishes to give them depth and flavor. We imagine your stuffing or dressing has some form of this in it. This is a very impressive tattoo.
A Golden Girls meets pie tattoo exactly why you clicked on this list, right? We adore this charming tattoo and it’s message. Food will always be there for you.
We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the sheer beauty of this sparkling piece of cheese. What a delightful tattoo and celebration of one of the best things on the planet.
Don’t come for us, but we will take a waffle over a pancake any day. These waffles are tattooed brilliantly and look smart with berries and flowers to help make them shine.
Aw shucks! How is this ear of corn one of the most beautiful tattoos we’ve ever seen? The kernels look like tiny rainbow gems.
Don’t let anyone shame you for your pumpkin spice obsession. It’s one of the most warming, comforting flavor combinations ever created. Bravo!
It’s in the Mash
Mashed potatoes are one of the most common if not the most common sides on Thanksgiving. Here, we find a bowl heaped with steaming goodness and generously topped with gravy. You know you want a mashed potato tattoo, don’t kid yourself.
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For That Casserole
Another exceedingly popular dish you’ll find on a majority of tables is a green bean casserole. This tattoo of beans is a wonderful tribute to one of the best things on earth. We love the red background here that helps bring this tattoo to life! What a dream.
Are you hungry yet? We hope you enjoyed these food tattoos and that they got you into the spirit of the feast. Happy Thanksgiving! If you are after even more autumnal tattoo inspiration, keep on reading. We’ve rounded up dozens of fall-themed designs for you to also consider.
Is that a pumpkin spice latte or is it apple cider in that mug? We wouldn’t mind one of each! This fun and bright, fall collage has some of the most beloved things enjoyed throughout the season.
The tattoo artist who shared this image explained the concept as an “autumn lantern.” We find a somewhat spooky raven atop a glowing candle. This is so romantic and looks almost Victorian.
A cute little maple leaf banger might do the trick! Micro tattoos are great options for people who want to show their love for a thing, but not too much.
“I can’t wait for all the leaves to turn orange and all the chestnuts [are] lying on the ground,” the tattoo artist who completed this wrote. Pretty freaking cute.
Here we have a rich fall scene centered around a deer. There is a very subtle watercolor effect that helps give this design so much character.
Who needs a snowglobe when you can have a fall one? This creative idea features a haunted house and some other imagery we associate with Halloween, fall’s main attraction.
Aw. Look at this adorable little fox. Couldn’t you just cuddle him? He’s complete with autumnal foliage that includes an especially wonderful little pinecone.
Dogs love playing in fallen leaves and for many, we expect, it’s their favorite season too. This little puppy is naturally the color of fall and he’s accompanied by some sweet acorns.
Falling Into It
If you love autumn, you better tell the whole world! This half sleeve inspired by the season surely lets you know what this individual is all about.
Fall marks the beginning of the mating season for deer so it’s appropriate that this person chose an antler as part of her design. You can never go wrong with sunflowers! A really beautiful piece.
Acorn tattoos are the most adorable things on the planet. How many of these were thrown at you as a child? These little things hurt!
This little raccoon is eyeing some eggs in a bird’s nest. Very sneaky. However, we do find him cute enough and we would encourage you to get that raccoon tattoo you’ve always wanted.
Slice of Wood
Chopped wood and stumps both make us think of campfires and warm thoughts. A slice of wood would not have been our first choice, but it works.
Leaves in the Wind
Do you feel a little chill in the air? These dancing leaves are being tossed about by blue, cool winds. The color choices work well together and we love this design.
Floral tattoos are always smart. The designs are, more often than not, successful. The inks chosen for this tattoo are just breathtaking. Bravo!
People are just nuts for these cute little acorn tattoos and we think we’ve spotted a trend this season. Here, they’ve added the features of a face to turn this acorn into a charming and whimsical character.
A Warm Cup
This tattoo of a warm mug is giving us all the fall feels. What an excellent idea! There’s nothing better than a hot cup of your favorite beverage on a chilly day.
Bob the Rabbit
“This is Bob,” the tattoo artist who shared this picture explained. “Bob was a mini-rex rabbit who loved the fall! Unfortunately, Bob passed on to the great carrot in the sky!” What a precious pet tribute tattoo! We love Bob. RIP.
With the catastrophic wildfires blazing across huge parts of the west, we were a little shocked when we first saw this tattoo. Although this person did not intend for this tattoo to look like burning mountains, it certainly does. We’re taking it as a reminder that fire season is from May until October. It, unfortunately, become a sign of fall as well, even if it’s an unwelcome one.
We don’t exactly know what an “autumn wolf” is, but we rather like the idea. This is a simply gorgeous tattoo that’s perfect from top to bottom.
It’s Our Fave Too
We’ve got a touch of Halloween incorporated into this gorgeous tribute to fall. Look at those bats in the background hovering over this delicious looking pumpkin.
Here’s a fall tattoo with a slice of Winter as well. We know it’s kind of off the topic, but we loved this design so incredibly much. The lines are super fine which is a clue that this one was completed by hand without a machine. Wow!
Just a Gilmore Girl
We bet you weren’t expecting to see Lorelai Gilmore on this list, but here she is! Yes, the woman you fantasized about running a bed and breakfast with makes for a thrilling tattoo. What fun!
Wow! Pumpkin Mandala
This is so genius. Mandala-inspired designs are some of the most popular tattoos today. Here, the artist has incorporated signs of fall into a similar style. We love this.
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Look at these colors! Is this not one of the most beautiful ombre tattoos you’ve ever seen? With each fall, come the seasonal moths which can be a pest. However, there’s no denying this one is a stunner.
There you go! 25 fall-inspired tattoos that celebrate all things autumn. We hope you enjoyed these tattoos and they sparked your imagination about possibilities for your own!
- 1 Taste of Fall
- 2 Can’t Get Enough
- 3 Tradition
- 4 Happy Gobble Day
- 5 Cake Time
- 6 Eat Your (Cute) Veggies
- 7 Tiny Feast
- 8 A Slice
- 9 Garlic Action
- 10 Don’t Skip Breakfast
- 11 Eat the Taters
- 12 Bakewell Tarts
- 13 Put it in a Pie
- 14 Close to Heart
- 15 Roast It
- 16 C-A-K-E
- 17 Baby Croissant
- 18 We See You
- 19 We Like ’em Hot
- 20 Mirepoix
- 21 Friendship
- 22 Please!
- 23 Stacked
- 24 Rainbow Corn
- 25 Pie Filling
- 26 It’s in the Mash
- 27 For That Casserole
- 28 PSL Vibes
- 29 Autumn Lantern
- 30 Maple
- 31 Chestnuts
- 32 Oh, Deer
- 33 Fall Globe
- 34 Foxy Fall
- 35 Puppers
- 36 Falling Into It
- 37 Flowery Fall
- 38 Acorns!
- 39 Sneaky Raccoon
- 40 Slice of Wood
- 41 Leaves in the Wind
- 42 Fall Bouquet
- 43 Nutty
- 44 A Warm Cup
- 45 Bob the Rabbit
- 46 Mountains
- 47 Autumn Wolf
- 48 It’s Our Fave Too
- 49 Looking Ahead
- 50 Just a Gilmore Girl
- 51 Wow! Pumpkin Mandala
- 52 Marvelous Moth
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