Corn is technically a grain, a fruit and a vegetable, but given that we generally consume it in savoury dishes, let’s just call it a vegetable for arguments sake.
It is thought that approximately 10,000 years ago corn was domesticated by the indigenous people of southern Mexico. The Portuguese introduced maize (corn) to the African continent in the 1500s, and is now found in most supermarkets around the world.
There are many varieties of corn: from white, to yellow, to blue and even multicoloured. Not that there’s a rule that a tattoo must be true to life, but you can choose the corn variety which fits in best with the colour scheme of your other tattoos. If you simply can’t decide, go the blackwork route because black goes with everything.
Your desire for a corn tattoo may acts as an ode to the Children of the Corn film series, memories of the fun you had running through corn mazes as a child, or a reflection of corn’s importance in your home country’s cuisine. If you love corn so much then that’s reason enough for a corn tattoo!
If you love corn, but more specifically popcorn, check out these tattoos.