Today we’re taking a look at tattoos of everyone’s favorite flavorless bean curd, tofu. There’s no greater testament to your dietary decisions than a tofu tattoo. This versatile dish is loved the world over, by vegetarians and omnivores alike. So let’s dig into some rad tofu tattoos and a little background information about this miracle food.
The history of tofu is mired in controversy, but most prevalent among competing theories is that tofu was invented circa 164 BC in Northern China by the Han Dynasty prince Liu An. Records from this time are sketchy at best, and many inventions from this period have been attributed to members of the noble class whom surely weren’t responsible for them. A competing theory states that the advent of tofu was an accident that happened when a slurry of boiled ground soybean was mixed with sea salt. Other historians believe it may have the Mongols who first enjoyed the dish.
Don’t these awesome tofu tattoos just make you want a nice serving of tofu? Take yourself to your local Asian restaurant and order some up. You’ve probably earned it.