We always love when a tattoo can teach us something new. After seeing several similar tattoos, we did some research to learn more about concha. If it weren’t for tattooing, we may never have been introduced to this food.
Conchas are a Mexican sweet bread roll that come in various colours and flavours. The dough is covered with a mixture of sugar, flour and butter to create the crackly, crunchy topping. The word concha means shell in Spanish, reflecting the food’s appearance
Popular in Mexico and the US, concha are enjoyed with coffee for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Did you ever bake conchas at home with your family? Or were they purchased but always found in your home?
If you’re inspired to get a concha tattoo be sure to find the best baker (tattooer) to ensure you get the perfect metaphorically rise and crunch like the tattoos below.
Traditional coffee and concha (Mexican sweet bread roll) tattoo by @robiscoffee
Cannoli and concha tattoo by @tattoosbymikev
Mexican concha tattoo by @staceymartintattoos