on the tattoo tip:
My friend and one of my mentors in school, Frankie Flood, had a fun experience with one of his designs.
He did a series of pizza cutters based on choppers/motorcycles as part of his Masters degree in metalsmithing.
Mike Isabella, a Chicago chef (former top Chef contestant) saw them and got this.
Tattoo artist reinterpreted the handle a bit, giving it a more brass knuckle feel.
A few of us saw Mike's tattoo from and interview and were like, wait a minute...
somehow Frankie and Mike got to talking and Mike commissioned Frankie to make the pizza cutter from the tattoo.