kogi ink

Roy Choi, the man behind the Kogi taco truck, shows off his tattoo

As if the sacrifice from working too many hours per day in a bustling food truck full of sharp objects and fire wasn’t enough, many cooks in the mobile food industry have taken to tattoos as enthusiastically as they took to providing food to the masses. Ask these inked mobile chefs what their tats have to do with their profession, and you’ll likely get a shrug in response. Some have them because they can; because most customers will walk away from their truck satisfied by a delicious meal, no matter what the chef or cook in the kitchen looks like. Some have them because they’re rock stars at heart. Some have them to cover the burn marks.

With that said, we would like to invite food truck owners to submit photos of your food related ink to us at [email protected] so we can share them along with the story behind the ink with our readers.