During tonight's Newaukee Night Market, OnMilwaukee will administer free temporary tattoos by a newfangled device called The Prinker.
Nas Musa, the owner of Casablanca on Brady, was joking when he told a customer that he could get $5 hookah service for life if he got the restaurant's logo tattooed on his arm.
Ladies: Microblading (eyebrow tattoos) might be the the answer to your eyebrow disenchantment. It was for this Milwaukeean.
Chicago-based Vamoose Tattoo Removal will open its first Wisconsin location in Bay View next week.
"I get tattoos that mean something to me, that are a part of my life or a stepping stone," says SURG Pastry Chef Rachel Rick. "I get them because they're things that are meaningful and important to me. As a result, I always get them facing me.
Gunther Stenzel grew up in a family where tattoos were the norm. And he says the art he's chosen for his body is a way of highlighting the various things that have held importance for him in his life.
"Like most people, my first tattoos came out of rebellion," notes Chef Jodi Janisse-Kanzenbach of Cafe Soeurette in West Bend. "But, it's really turned into an appreciation for the art and the designs that the artists create."
"Tattoos are a way to say who you are," says Sous Chef David Loper of Doc's Commerce Smokehouse. "And no one can negate what you've said. It's on my body. And it's a meaningful thing. Some of mine are really sentimental ... and I think they look really badass."
Paul Zerkel, chef and co-owner of Goodkind, says he's always appreciated -- and trusted -- the artistic sense that tattoo artists bring to the table. And that's resulted in some very creative body art over the years that both marks milestones and pays homage to art.
For Chef John Rudolph III of Downtown's Millioke restaurant, tattoos are a way to keep life from growing stagnant. "Body art is really a unique form of expression," he says. "And I love how artists take the ideas that you have and really interpret them. It's harnessing what they do well."
Lisa Kirkpatrick, chef and co-owner of Goodkind, says she's always chosen tattoos on the basis of their artistic design. As a result, some of the designs she's chosen have had particularly unexpected consequences.
For Chef Adam Pawlak of Black Sheep and The Love Shack, tattoos have become a record of his experiences. "Over the years, tattoos have really become a way for me to keep telling my story," he says, "Whether it's my story in food or the more personal side of my life."
The passion and ingenuity chefs posssess is apparent in the dishes they serve; but it's also evident in the tattoos they choose to put on their bodies. This series is a tribute to chefs and their creativity, both in their kitchens and on their skin.
Fifteen years ago, Molly Snyder left a "good" job at a publishing company for a questionably stable job at OnMilwaukee. Some thought she was nuts, but she never looked back. Recently, in honor of her anniversary, Molly got the company logo inked on her arm. See the video here.
Laurent Marin learned the art of tattooing by practicing on his own skin while growing up in Grenoble, France. Today, he co-owns Old Salt Tattooers in Bay View.