Pizza holds a truly unique place in our society. On one hand, adoration of the delicious food unites people of all races and classes. But on the other, is there anything that we like to fight about more than pizza?
Everybody has their preferred style, preferred ingredients and favorite place. And if you disagree, even slightly, they'll quickly let you know how mistaken you are, if they're feeling civil. More often, especially here in NYC, they'll just tell you to go fuck yourself.
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Is deep dish an atrocity? Why should I be excited about having to fold a mostly flavorless grease-conduit while walking down the street? These are all arguments that come up when discussing pizza, and frankly, this writer is sick of them.
This Friday, May 15, is National Pizza Party Day. It's a day where we should put aside our pizza differences and focus on what unites us—pizza is delicious. When I think about one of the worst pizzas I've ever eaten—a burned Totino's Mexican Style pizza that had been sitting out on the counter for a couple of hours—was still pretty goddamn good. I definitely finished it. Booze may have been involved, but you understand what I'm saying. Even when pizza is bad, it's still pretty good.
That same goes for these pizza tattoos. Some of them are really weird, some of them aren't the type of pizza that I personally prefer and none of them seem to have the perfect topping combination of pepperoni and fresh garlic, but they are all wonderful.
So grab a slice, or a whole damn pie, and enjoy this gallery of pizza tattoos.