Enduring dedication: wine tattoos

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As yet another indicator of the popularity of wine in the United States, particularly among younger drinkers, consider this: the rise of wine tattoos! Yes, Gallup, some respondents in your survey may be fickle in their dedication to wine but consider these people who wear their hearts on (or under) their sleeves!

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I snapped the first pic at IPNC; Philippe Newlin, friend of the blog, sent in the second. What’s your wine tattoo, either in reality or hypothetically?

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12 Responses to “Enduring dedication: wine tattoos”


  1. Here is a photo of mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9100920@N03/2720757420/


  2. Here’s my tattoo:

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=50489&albumID=1517027&imageID=14461220


  3. Michael – you went for the pre-wine grape option! Nice!

    Rori – the link didn’t work. boo hoo.


  4. Yea, I love my tat. You’d be amazed at how many people comment on how they like it when I’m walking around in a tank top. I highly recommend my artist: Karen Rose, Sacred Rose Tattoo, Berkeley, CA


  5. cool Tyler. Hope we see some more!
    What wine tattoo would you get Dr?


  6. On the last page of the Trefethen Off the Vine Summer 2008 newsletter (http://www.trefethenfamilyvineyards.com/trade/Off-the-Vine-Summer-2008.pdf) is a photo of one of my customers with a Trefethen HaLo tattoo on his chest. I work for the importer/distributor of Trefethen in Alberta, Canada.


  7. How about mixing punk rock w/ vino? two worlds collide or appropriate pair? I think thie wine world could use a little punk rock attitude. F corporate wine culture!!!


  8. Amen, brutha! Rock on!


  9. Philippe – I remember seeing some Ravenswood tattoos in the mid nineties. Maybe those that have them feel differently about the wine now that it is no longer family owned? I’d be leery of going with a brand. Oh wait, what about my Chateau Montelena tattoo since they were just acquired by a French company? Maybe there was an option on all tattoos outstanding…

    And you? Riesling, no doubt.


  10. Around 2000 I really really wanted a Ravenswood tattoo (I loved the wine and lived in the Chicago neighborhood of Ravenswood!), but I’m *so* glad I didn’t one. I don’t drink the wine anymore (or any Zinfandel for that matter) and moved out of the Ravenswood neighborhood.

    Now, the old Bonny Doon Ca’ del Solo labels is another story…


  11. http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2398095750086590067DrzEsM


  12. [...] couple years ago, Dr. Vino had a blog on “wine tattoos.” I found it after Googling “wine and tattoos” (it came up second, just [...]


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