These are photos of “Firehouse Chefs Truck” owner’s (Eddie Sell) ink…
photo from vivalafoodies.com
Here is an excerpt of an interview with Chef Sell about his tattoos at vivalafoodies.com
VLA: When did you get your first tattoo and what was it?
ES: I was 14 yrs old and a friend tattooed my right upper arm in his garage. The tattoo was my name “Eddie” and it didn’t go over well in boot camp. So it also became my first cover up.
VLA: What style of tattoo art do you gravitate towards? What is your favorite genre?
ES: I have a collaboration of Latin inspired art and Asian infused charactures. I have pieces that include Day of the Dead, dragons, bats, skulls, and flowers.
What does your mother think of your tattoos?
ES: My Mom works at a Catholic Church. Any further questions? To this day I still wear long sleeves shirts in respect around my Momma.
VLA: What is your next tattoo going to be?
ES: Most of my tattoos contain different milestones of my life. Therefore, I would love to have my next tattoo symbolize my long term goal of opening my restaurant.
VLA: How has having tattoos affected you culinary career, positively and or negatively?
ES: As a chef it has no baring whatsoever, because people tend to view chefs as artists. On the other hand as a Fire Captain the question of whether or not tattoos look professional is something I deal with on a daily basis.