Food + Drink

Tofu Tattoo Inspiration

Also referred to as bean curd, tofu (borrowed from the Japanese language) originated in China (Han dynasty) over 2000 years ago. Tofu is made from coagulated soy milk, with the curds pressed into blocks and the water content determining the softness or firmness of the finished product.

Tofu is a source of protein and is often used as a meat substitute. It’s a staple food in many households as it is used in various traditional sweet or savoury dishes in the cuisines of a number of Asian countries.

Silken, firm, fried, scrambled, cream cheese, or ricotta: what’s your favourite type of tofu and the tastiest dish you make with it?

Tofu has never been more popular and easier to find due to the millions choosing to go vegan and vegetarian, or those incorporating more meat-free meals into their diet. As of now, tofu tattoos are not yet as popular as some other foods with tattoo collectors, but we can see that changing in years to come.

You might just find these tattoos to be far more appealing than the taste of tofu itself. Add your own flavour and flair to a tofu tattoo with your choice of style, artist and accompanying elements.

Kawaii Hannari tofu tattoo by @kellymcgrathart
Kawaii tofu holding broccoli tattoo by @meredithtattoo
Sparkly kawaii tofu and edamame ramen tattoo by @keelyglitters
Kawaii tofu tattoo by @mimswah