Pot Tattoos

Cannabis culture is about more than growing pot and smoking it. It includes our rituals, philosophies, music, arts, and the way we see the world and ourselves. It’s no surprise that there are members of the cannabis culture who mark their flesh with homage to herb in the form of body art:
pot tattoos.

When I heard that a regular Cannabis Culture contributor, Mark Bode, was not just an amazing cartoonist but a tattoo artist as well, my interest was piqued. I headed to San Francisco to visit Bode where he works, Sacred Rose Tattoo. Owner Karen Rose had spread the word about my interest in pot tattoos. Local Shawn K. came by to add a second marijuana-related image to his extensively inked body, and his brother dropped in to show me the massive cannabis-themed tattoo on his back. Over the next three and a half hours, the tattooist, Jean Chen – who imparts a Japanese influence and has been a tattoo artist for four years – brought a “pot-bot” to life on Shawn’s arm. Shawn came up with the “pot-bot” design himself.

I added the new photos to our growing collection of pot tattoos, presented here. These photos were gathered from friends, fans, employees, and even strangers. Pictures were taken on-scene by me, or submitted online.

We want to see cool cannabis tattoos on our devoted CC readers! Send your cannabis tattoos with info (when it was done, where, and by whom) as a high-resolution photo by email to [email protected], or mail to “CC Pot Tattoos” at 307 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC, V6B1H6, Canada. If we use your photo you’ll receive a free 6-issue Cannabis Culture Magazine subscription
or extension!

* Cannabis Culture’s Super Tattoo Challenge: Anyone who tattoos the Cannabis Culture or Pot.tv logos anywhere on their body will receive a free lifetime subscription!

Allison, 18th century cannabis print, tattoo by Rick Alward at Mr. Clean Tattoo, VancouverAllison, 18th century cannabis print, tattoo by Rick Alward at Mr. Clean Tattoo, Vancouver

Marijuana Man/Greg Williams: tattoo on calf by Sharky's in Byron Bay AustraliaMarijuana Man/Greg Williams: tattoo on calf by Sharky’s in Byron Bay Australia

Chris (tattoo artist): "I tattooed this on myself for your cause and my own reasons... to me it says, 'keep up the good fight."Chris (tattoo artist): “I tattooed this on myself for your cause and my own reasons… to me it says, ‘keep up the good fight.”

Jason Chalmers: Tattoo on back done six years ago by Clint Darnoth at Vancouver Craftsman TattoosJason Chalmers: Tattoo on back done six years ago by Clint Darnoth at Vancouver Craftsman Tattoos

Shawn's brother came to Sacred Rose to show me the massive cannabis themed tattoo on his backShawn’s brother came to Sacred Rose to show me the massive cannabis themed tattoo on his back

Mik Mann of Opus Pharms: tattoo on arm, THC molecule structure by Shelly Fox at 5 Star Tattoo Company in Port Alberni, BCMik Mann of Opus Pharms: tattoo on arm, THC molecule structure by Shelly Fox at 5 Star Tattoo Company in Port Alberni, BC

Kaara: tatoo on arm, Chinese word for hemp by Munk at Vancouver CraftsmanKaara: tatoo on arm, Chinese word for hemp by Munk at Vancouver Craftsman

Comments