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 a 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!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 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
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