Japan has brought us many incredible culinary dishes—from sushi to miso soup. One of my personal favorites is ramen, which consists of Chinese wheat noodles, a meat or fish-based broth and a variety of toppings. The origins of this noodle soup are highly disputed, as some argue that it was brought to Japan from China in the 1660s, while others argue it was closer to the late 19th or early 20th century. Either way, Japan has definitely made this dish their own and today, it's spread worldwide.
Nearly every region of Japan has their own variation of ramen. One of the biggest inventions to come out of the 20th century was the creation of instant ramen by Momofuku Ando. Ando invented a recipe for instant noodles in 1958 and went on to create wildly successful international brands such as Top Ramen and Cup Noodles.
Ramen is regularly enjoyed in both the instant and traditional varieties worldwide, with over 5,000 ramen restaurants in Tokyo alone. There's no limit to what a ramen business can achieve, whether that be a multi-million dollar corporation or a Michelin star restaurant. In honor of all the ramen lovers out there, we've curated 75 of our favorite tattoos from talented artists around the world. Take a peek at these delicious tattoos and then let us know your favorite type of ramen in the comments section on social media.