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.