Craft Beer Inspired Tattoos: Edition 2

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve written about the craft beer inspired tattoo phenomena. And, during that time I’ve continued to search for them in the social media spaces, in pubs, at breweries, homebrew supply stores – just about anywhere I socialize with craft beer lovers. “Hi! My name is Chelsie. What are you drinking today? Do you have a beer tattoo?” Ok. I’m not exactly that forward, but I am looking you up and down to see if you have inkcraft beer ink. And, if I spot one on you I AM taking a picture of it. I haven’t had anyone decline yet!

What I’ve noticed is that there are some new trends emerging. The quality of the artwork is improving. The styles are becoming more interesting. Each piece is executed to match the personality and uniqueness of the individual wearing the art.

IT’S A BREWING THING
More and more of my friends in the craft beer industry are getting inked to show their passion for the art form. Take a look:

Terry Hawbaker (Pizza Boy Brewing Co) Hop Cone
Terry Hawbaker (Head Brewer at Pizza Boy Brewing Co)
Jason Stambaugh (Co-Owner Miscreation Brewing Co)
Jason Stambaugh (Co-Owner Miscreation Brewing Co)
Brad Moyer (Brewer at Bube's Brewery)
Brad Moyer (Brewer at Bube’s Brewery)
Craft Beer Tattoo Sleeve
Zachary Cuva (Employee at Spring House Brewing Co & Beer Blogger – HopReligion.com)
HelpingHandsTattoo
Josh Peacock (Bartender at Broken Goblet Brewing & Sales Rep at a Major Philly Wholesaler)
Elemental Craft Beer Tattoo
Tom Aguero (Beer Blogger @QueenCityDrinks)

HOP HEART
This might just be my favorite of the new trend. So intricate and just plain old stunning.

Hop Heart Craft Beer Tattoo
Left Tattoo Source | Right Tattoo Source
Hop Heart Craft Beer Tattoo
Tattoo Source

HOP GRENADES
I often refer to hop forward beers as “Hop Bombs.” Never thought of a hop tattoo as being explosive. But here you go, hop grenades.

Hop Grenade Craft Beer Tattoos
Left Tattoo Source | Right Tattoo Source

HOPS & SKULLS
I wished I had thought of this when I got my skull tattoo. So clever. 

Skulls & Hops Craft Beer Tattoos
Left Tattoo Source | Right Tattoo Source

HOPS & BEER GLASS
Generally this is my least favorite when it comes to beer mug/glass tattoos. I think it’s the prominence of the hops worked into the composition that has won me over.

Glass of Beer - Craft Beer Tattoos
Left Tattoo Source | Right Tattoo Source

ALL THE HOPS
There’s been a number of hop tattoos popping up in a variety of styles. These are some of my favorites.

Hops Craft Beer Tattoos
Left Tattoo Source | Middle Tattoo Source | Right Tattoo Source
Hops Craft Beer Tattoo
Left Tattoo Source | Middle Tattoo: Jeremy Barr | Right Tattoo Source

READ MY FIRST CRAFT BEER TATTOO POST:
Edition 1: June, 2014


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