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February 21, 2013

Tattoo a banana for breakfast


Designer and illustrator Honey emailed to suggest that serving tattooed bananas might be a good idea for a brunch party. Might be? Heck yes; I love this kind of craziness. Put them in lunch bags! Hide them in the produce section at the grocery store and giggle at perplexed shoppers!

I had to try it immediately.


Simply make lots of tiny punctures in the banana peel with a pin, and the holes will turn brown. (I drew a quick outline on the banana with a sharp pencil first, then filled it in.) The banana will start to turn brown immediately. The longer you wait, the darker the black becomes, and it starts to look a bit debossed.

The heart is the result of 60 seconds of poking, then waiting overnight. The "hi" photo was taken half an hour after puncturing.

But I'm just an amateur banana tattoo artist. Look at Honey's Blues Brothers version:


See more of her work here. Wowzers. Except for the lettered versions, those are freehanded. You could also poke holes through a template printed on paper.

Have fun, kids. You know you wanna do it.

23 comments:

Grandma G said...

Aww... how fun! Makes me wish I had a kid to send off to school with a lunch bucket! :)

Mum

Emma said...

No banana leaves our house in a lunch box without a face drawn on it. Doctor Who bananas complete with bow tie and fez are the current favourites. I think it comes from growing up with these guys! - https://www.facebook.com/bananasinpyjamas

eRin said...

I worked at a Baskin-Robbins in high school and we used to write messages to our co-worker friends on the bananas! I plan to do the same for my kids, once they can read. Brunch is a super fun idea, though!!

Www.growingupsenge.blogspot.com

Villy K said...

Very original idea ;)

http://villy-k.blogspot.com/

liz said...

I love this! My mom used to draw on the bananas she packed for my lunch. I distinctly remember sitting in kindergarten and pulling out a banana with a big monkey face drawn on it, and laughing hysterically.

Kooky said...

Oh this is so good! I'm sending one in for the school fruit basket next week!

Jen xo said...

http://jenxo.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/bananas.html
you will like this :)

Samreen said...

I KNOW I wanna do it. Problem is, no bananas at home. Think I'll nag mum for some. ;)

Nina said...

You can also use a biro - if you press firmly it turns the skin black. And it's a weirdly excellent sensation! We used to have this 'word of the week' contest at school, and you were supposed to write or draw something related to the word and leave it on the deputy-head's desk. One week the word was 'banana' so I just wrote my name and form number on a banana skin (I ate the banana) and left it on the desk while nobody was in the office. Genius, no? Very Turner Prize, I thought. But my little sister wrote a poem about a banana and won that week - possibly we were the only two kids uncool enough to enter...

Karin said...

Crazy! I have to try this. So I changed my shopping plans for the weekend. I'm going to do it in a minute and not tomorrow. Bananas, here I come!

anne @ wit wisdom and food said...

That is fun. very cute. I want to do this and leave it for a customer to find at work. Imagine their surprise as they shop for bananas!

JellyBones said...

This is awesome! I'll have to try this out and see if my fiance notices. :) ha!
Trish

www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

Svarta Malin said...

Just SOOO FUN!
Thanks!

Elizabeth Cummins said...

I've seen people put temporary tattoos on them but never thought of this. My kids will love it!

Lucy said...

I'm so doing this!

Edna Siu said...

It is fun and good for moms to show love to her kids

Werkstatt officina said...

genial!
liebe Grüße Helene und Co

jennifer e said...

i do want to try! what a great surprise for the lunchbox. :)

Slinga Pärlor said...

HAHA very nice ;-)

http://slingapaerlor.blogspot.de/

clearlytangled said...

on it.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a little banana fairy tale on mine for the kiddos - worked like a charm. Thanks for the tip. This is one great way to get everyone to eat more fruit.

heidifay said...

Hmmmm... Is anyone else wanting to tattoo the Virgin Mary on bananas at the grocery store? So fun!

Jessica Jones said...

That is a hilarious idea.

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