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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:36 PM

What's Up With Chefs And Tattoos? ......

Why do most TV chefs have tattoo's? When and where did this start?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:43 PM

1. 3 places I can think of....

(1) Navy
(2) It's a different world out there today. I'm into pain avoidance, but I know lots of younger men and women who get them My son and daughter have them.
(3) Depending on the design, in gangs or in prison.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:47 PM

2. My nephew's an executive chef and doesn't have any.



Maybe he's the exception.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:47 PM

3. I don't think it's

career specific ... itís harder to find ppl without them anymore


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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:51 PM

4. Just speculating here, but my stepson is a chef and he has tattoos.

There was a time when extensive tattoos was a hinderance to getting a job, especially one with public contact. People thought they had a bad image as far as representing their company. As recently as 20 years ago, when I worked as a car salesman, all tattoos had to be covered by clothing. I don't know how widespread that policy was, but it existed at most car dealerships I was aware of.

Being a chef is an out of public view job for the most part, and maybe it was just relatively lucrative a career path for someone with lots of tattoos that couldn't be covered up.

There was a time when Law Enforcement and Military service did not allow tattoos. They have had to change those rules because it eliminated a large percentage of the young population. They do have rules that limit them, though.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:57 PM

5. I confess excessive tattoos would put me off my food completely.

It seems to be the norm among the young these days, but I've never seen anyone look better with them than without.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:23 PM

6. Everyone under 50 has them.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 11:54 PM

7. I'm a geezer and I love my tats.. Finally my outsides reflect my insides.....

I tend to llike themed tattoos. I've noticed cooks and chefs have food as a theme.. Me? nautical... Tats that are just willy nilly splattered all over the skin make no sense to me.. Like a dissonance chord in music. ymmv
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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 12:51 AM

8. Tony Bourdain only had a few tats until he became a TV chef.

I think he explained it was part of a bad boy profession. Bad language, drugs, profanity, etc is the norm in most kitchens he said.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 01:24 AM

9. Many Women Chefs Have Them As Well.....

Watch Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey or Top Chef. It just seems to be a trend that chefs get tats. I'm just wondering why. Is is peer pressure? What's the reason?

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Response to global1 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 03:57 AM

10. Maybe they've adopted "the look" as a badass

cook's way of being noticed besides a big white chef's hat. It could also be used to cover up burns from working in a kitchen.

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Response to global1 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:27 AM

11. I think it's kind of amusing that now the chefs who don't have them tend to be the stand outs.

Personally, I think they look unprofessional, but a person is entitled to deface their body however they please. I'm betting one of 2 women on Top Chef who aren't covered with them will win this time around.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 10:50 PM

12. Not just chefs, but egotists in general.

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