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25 Weird Ass Taco Tattoos That You Won’t Believe Are Real

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Let’s face it, everyone loves tacos. Our obsession has gone so far that we have taco Tuesday, Dorito loco tacos, and taco food trucks in every corner of Los Angeles. Sometimes our obsessions get a little out of control and we get tattoos dedicated to our weird ass loves. Below you’ll see 25 taco tattoos that’ll make you ask “how far is too far?”

1. The Pickle Surfer

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Between the pickle-man and smiling taco surfer, there’s a lot going on. I think it’s safe to say this tattoo is one of a kind and truly inspired. It really makes you want to go out there and live your best life.

2. Should we taco ’bout it?

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This persons tattoo likely gives us a glimpse into their lives and what inspired such a masterpiece. I’m not sure what story the snake is trying to tell but the taco speaks for itself. Puro pari, guey.

3. These tacos just can’t help turning all the way up.

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Like the last tattoo, this one also gives us a glimpse into the person’s mind. However, this tattoo takes it to a whole new, and fairly offensive level. Not sure who that stereotype is meant to represent but I know it’s not any of us.

4. Okay, that’s enough.

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Speaking of stereotypes, this one goes too far. Not sure what the thought process was with this one but I’m surprised to see they haven’t taken it off their Instagram yet.

5. Who is he?

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I don’t know who this is modeled after but I think it’s very likely that it’s my primo who makes this exact face when he pours you another shot even after you’ve said that you’re done drinking.

6. This Tacosaurus is kind of everything.

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You might not have seen him in “Jurassic Park” or “Jurassic World” but everyone knows this delicious dino once ruled the prehistoric world. *adjusts tinfoil hat*

7. Sad Taco

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Another tattoo that tells a great story. The single tear represents our sorrow on Taco Tuesday when we can’t have anymore tacos and have to tell our waiters, “ya no mas, estoy lleno”.

8. How hard does your love for tacos go?

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If you’re this person, you love tacos to your the bone. It is a little terrifying to see the skull in the shell of the taco. Makes us think that there is something very wrong with this thing.

9. Life imitates art and it is magical.

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Everyone’s favorite moment forever captured in this tattoo. Plus, you get to see the most interesting man in your world everytime you look at this tattoo. Who doesn’t love the taquero.

10. Sliding into your DMs like…

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I’m not sure where this tacos trekking to but I’d really like to know. Where are they going? Who are they waving to? How’d they get hurt? I have so many questions about this and I hope they’re okay.

We’re all team taco but are you team salsa verde or team salsa roja? Check out this quiz and let us try to guess your answer.

11. Purr-ito Cat-o Taco

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When dedicating a tattoo to something you love, combining two things and getting a two-for-one tattoo is always a great idea. Or, like this person, just combined the two things the Internet is obsessed with: cats and tacos.

12. He wants to taco ’bout it.

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This turnt taco is ready to taco ’bout it and he even comes with his own microphone. I’m definitely gettin gsome late night radio vibes here. How prepared!

*Prepared Taco pun intended.

13. The strong, silent type.

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This person’s tattoo prefers to remain silent. Can’t be too mad at them. It is so exhausting to always have to hold conversations with people who ultimately just want to eat you.

14. Cute or creepy?

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I’m not sure how I feel about this tattoo. It should be cute but something about it is just a bit unsettling. Wait? Is the shell made out of bologna?

15. Cat-taco or Taco-cat?

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I don’t know where, why, or how the cat taco trend got started but it makes for some really cute tattoos! If I wasn’t so wishy-washy, I would get one right now.

16. This is true love everyone can get behind.

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You know what they say, “get a permanent tattoo of a taco so I know it’s real!” Not sure exactly who they are but we can definite get behind their sentiment.

17. What would your dad think?

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I know what my dad would say. He’d say, “mijo, why are there carrots on that taco?” But he’d be fooled because it is really just cheese drawn to look like carrots. #Genius

18. Gucci gang who?

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Taco gang, taco gang, taco gang. Try saying it five times fast. Now it’s all about taco gang, it even flows better than the original!

19. This taco looks like treble!

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What do you think it’s listening to? My bet is on Selena. But I do hope that there are napkins around to catch all of that grease falling out.

20. Squad goals!

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The ultimate friendship tattoo has to be a food based tattoo. Food is the most important part of most people’s lives so what better way to celebrate love than food!

21. Floral and fresh

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This pretty picture looks like the kind of tattoo Frida Kahlo would get if she had a taco tattoo. It is definitely giving us some tropic vacation vibes and that avocado ties it all together.

22. Taco dirty to me

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There is really no shortage of puns based around using “taco” as a stand ing for “talking” and it is okay. Just don’t get too carried away with it or it can be tragic.

23. Should we go get tacos?

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This smart tattoo answers the age old question with the only acceptable answer, “yes!” Next time your friends ask, just show them this.

24. Taco or tequila?

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With the lime, taco positioning, and onion topping that looks like sea salt, this tattoo looks like it may have originally been planned with a shot of tequila instead of a taco.

25. The holy taco is the best taco.

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If La Rosa De Guadalupe had an episode about a taco tattoo, it’d be this one. This taco has all the must-haves; rabano, jalapeño, y un limon. No wonder such a perfect taco has that angelic glow!

Old video format – This Taqueria Faces Severe Backlash After It Names Tacos Like ‘The Wall’, ‘Lock Her Up’ And ‘The Immigrant’

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Old video format – This Taqueria Faces Severe Backlash After It Names Tacos Like ‘The Wall’, ‘Lock Her Up’ And ‘The Immigrant’

We’ve all heard the divisive and hateful rhetoric that’s come out of not only Trump’s mouth but, really, from pretty much the entire administration. From ‘the wall’ to ‘lock her up’ and ‘the immigrant’, never have so many words so quickly entered the mainstream lexicon.

And yea, many of those words don’t carry any hateful or racist meaning by themselves. But when taken in context, they have been used to belittle and straight up attack entire communities.

So when news broke out that a restaurant in New Mexico has plastered a whole bunch of these words all over their menu, many were left scratching their heads.

A restaurant in New Mexico with a menu full of foods bearing politically charged names is giving the internet something to taco ‘bout.

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The Urban Taqueria, which recently opened in Albuquerque, offers customers a range of burritos boasting names like “Lock her Up” and “The Wall” as well as tacos that have been dubbed “Bad Hombre” and “The Immigrant.”

The owner of the eatery, Hanif Mohamed, denied he was trying to spark controversy with the menu names — seemingly inspired by President Trump’s rhetoric. Instead, Mohamed said he hoped it would prompt conversation during a particularly polarizing time in American history.

And with names like ‘Bad Hombre’, ‘The Wall’, and ‘The Immigrant’ we aren’t too surprised.

In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Mohamed, a native of Kenya who immigrated to the US in 1992, said “When I created the menu two-and-half-years ago, we had the ban on Muslims. My kids asked me, ‘Are we American or Muslim?’” The menu, he decided, covered all subject matter.

The offerings are not meant to insult his customers, says Mohamed. In fact, he says they’re a “conversation starter” and educational by nature.

“Outsourced,” a taco with tandoori chicken, raita, tamarind salsa, alludes to the U.S. practice of outsourcing jobs to India, while “The Immigrant,” a vegan taco with organic green chile and fried potatoes, represents Irish refugees fleeing the Potato Famine in the 1800s.

The owner, an immigrant himself, claims that “99%” of people haven’t had any issue with his menu.

“Ninety-nine percent of the people who walk in, more than 99 percent, don’t seem to have an issue with it,” Hanif Mohamed, owner of Urban Taqueria, told KOAT. “The menu’s not designed to insult people or hurt people, but it’s just meant to keep the conversation going as to what’s happening around us.”

Some locals have disagreed with Mohamed’s view on the menu.

“The way things are right now. It’s not good,” Juan Hernandez told KOAT. “We need to have respect for others and have limits.”

University of New Mexico professor Patricia Perea added: “It seems fun, it seems like you can make fun of this and maybe make it lighthearted, but you really can’t, you’re offending a whole community.

“It’s normalizing the terms and potentially turning them into funny or humorous terms, and the more that you do that, the more likely people are to repeat them and perhaps forget the contexts in which they were said.”

But there were many people who supported the menu choice as well.

Others disagreed and said the restaurant was just making a brave choice with their names. “To me it’s not offensive,” Christy Garcia told KOAT. “I just think it’s interesting that they decided to be so bold with the names.”

The restaurant and its menu has received positive reviews online. “Awesome menu names!!!! Love the creativity! Don’t cave to those so easily offended. They can simply choose not to eat there,” wrote Amber Atchley Cokins in a review on Facebook.

“Great food, and atmosphere. Customer service is good. Love the names of the dishes,” added Autumn Blake.

And as one Twitter user pointed out, maybe this was all just a successful marketing gimmick.

But we’ll be the first to point out that no business should ever use the trauma and hate experienced by a community as a marketing ploy. The words on this restaurant’s menu have been used to demean and attack minority communities, but especially Latinos.

22 Of The Laziest Things People Have Ever Done To Food

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22 Of The Laziest Things People Have Ever Done To Food

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Let’s face it, food is great. Eating is great. Meals are great. But you know what’s even better? Effortless food. Whether it’s storing it, cooking it, or eating it, sometimes the lazy man’s way of dealing with food is the best way*. And so, we’ve found 22 food hacks for all you lazy people out there who need to feel seen every now and again.

*Disclaimer: it’s not necessarily the tastiest way. But it definitely saves time and effort. That’s something, right?

1. Buy frozen vegetables.

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There are so many reasons why frozen vegetables are a boon for lazy people. They’re healthy, for starters. Plus, you don’t have to chop or wash them – they’re already prepared! And since they’re frozen, you don’t have to worry about them going rotten if you don’t finish them quickly. There are so many good reasons to buy frozen vegetables, we can’t mock lazy people for investing whatever minuscule energy they have into using them in meals.

2. Embrace one-pan meals.

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The oven is a lazy babe’s best friend. Bell peppers, onion and thinly sliced chicken on an oiled foil-covered oven tray cook nicely in an oven. And if you flavor them with taco seasoning, you’ll suddenly have one-tray fajitas. You’re welcome.

3. Heat raw egg with instant noodles.

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If you’re keen on adding some egg to your two-minute noodles, then try stopping the microwave halfway through its cycle and add a raw egg, before starting the microwave again. By the time you take out your food, your egg will be fully cooked, and you’ll have a hella delicious instant meal.

4. Use a slow-cooker.

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Owning an Instant Pot means that you automatically have a way of cooking your vegetables, meat, and whatever else without having to constantly check on your food. Just chuck all of your ingredients in, leave it for a few hours, and voila – you have yourself a delicious meal.

5. Cook bacon in the oven.

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Just like one-pan meals, all you need to do is line a baking tray with foil or baking paper, lay bacon out on it, and then bake the goods at 400ºF for 20 minutes. Think about it: there’s no smoke, no mess, and no oil spitting at you. It’s a win-win trick.

6. Grate garlic and ginger.

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Recipe instructions that call for finely chopped garlic or ginger are the worst. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Try using a cheese grater to prepare your food, instead.

7. Wash your knife in cold water to chop onions. 

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Ask any lazy person and they’ll tell you: chopping onions is tear-inducing. However, rinsing your knife in cold water before you start slicing will stop onion juices from spurting everywhere – and preserve your sinuses. 

8. Cut mushrooms with an egg slicer.

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Imagine: you’ve been chopping your mushrooms all these years with a knife when you could have been using an egg slicer instead. This trick applies to strawberries, too.

9. Check the ripeness of your avocados through the stem.

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Ever experienced the sadness of cutting an avocado in half, and discovering it’s basically rotten on the inside? Well, you never have to worry about that again! If you try to remove the stem from that pesky avocado and the entire stem comes off, then you know it’s too ripe. If there’s still a little stem left, then it’s just right!

10. Use a potato masher to make guacamole.

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Once you’ve found your perfectly-ripe avocado, it’s time to make guacamole! Use a potato masher on your avocado to pulverize it in seconds.

11. Prevent drying in the microwave.

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On the one hand, reheating pizza in the oven takes too long. On the other hand, there’s nothing more disappointing than using the microwave and finding your pizza is ruined, rather than heated nicely. But, you never have to worry about that again – if you put a cup of water in the microwave with your pizza.

12. Change the way you cut your meat.

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If you slice beef across the grain, it makes it easier to chew.

13. Reduce the ingredients in a cake.

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A standard quick cake recipe asks for butter, egg, oil and cake mix. But, you can swap out the butter, egg, and oil with soda, and still make one hella tasty cake.

14. Skip peeling potatoes.

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If you’re making mashed potatoes and just aren’t emotionally in a place where you can be bothered to spend precious time peeling, there’s a way around it. Try boiling the potatoes first. Once they’ve cooled, you can pull the potato skin off with your bare hands. It’s easy

15. Keep your cake for longer.

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It’s time to rethink the way you slice cake! If you want consistently delicious cake, try cutting and removing slices from the middle, and press the rest of the cake together. By keeping the middle unexposed to air, you’ll keep your cake fresh, for longer.

16. Don’t waste mango.

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Rather than spending precious time trying to slice mango just right with a knife so that you don’t waste any delicious fruit, consider using the edge of a glass to cut it, instead. All you need to do is cut half off the mango and then slide the piece vertically along the edge of a glass. The edible bit will fall into the glass, and you’ll be left with the skin in your hand to throw away.

17. Stop washing dishes.

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If you wrap your dishes in clingfilm before you put food on them, it means you can eat with the knowledge that you’ll have zero cleaning to do afterward. All you’ll have to do is throw out the plastic wrap!

18. Cook two pizzas on the one oven tray.

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Cut your two pizzas in half, and then lay the straight edges of the pizza against the edges of the oven tray. You’ll fit way more pizza on there.

19. Use a sieve to mash potatoes.

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Push your boiled potatoes through a sieve, and just watch it mash itself. It’s that easy.

20. Reheat pasta with an added hole.

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If you make a hole in the middle of your pasta before you put it in the microwave, that’ll allow your food to heat up quicker. To be honest, you don’t have to do this trick with just pasta – it’ll work with most leftovers that you put in the microwave.

21. Microwave two bowls of food at the same time.

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Elevate one of your bowls in the microwave by putting a mug underneath it. That’ll make enough room for two bowls to be heated at once. Heck. Yeah.

22. Stop washing knives.

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Try cutting a cake with dental floss. You get a cleaner cut, and there’s no knife to wash afterward!

What are your lazy person tricks that you use in the kitchen? Let us know about them on Twitter by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

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