Play with your food by tattooing a banana
How do you make fruits and vegetables fun, instead of just good for you and better for the planet than meat? Well, probably not by doing elaborate tattoo designs on a banana. But it’s easy, so why not?
Basically, you just punch little holes in the banana skin with a pin, then put the banana in the fridge so that the skin will brown where punctured. Then you eat the banana. Or don’t, your call.
Phil Hansen, banana-tattoo pioneer and maker of the video above, has a book about banana tattooing (and other everyday artistry) that includes templates. But you can make your own — just print or draw a picture and tape it to your banana as a guide for your pin holes. Or just sack up and freehand it. Michelangelo definitely tattooed his Sistine Banana without any sissy template.
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