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25 Weird Ass Taco Tattoos That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Let’s face it, everyone loves tacos. Our obsession has gone so far that we have taco Tuesday, Dorito loco tacos, and taco food trucks in every corner of Los Angeles. Sometimes our obsessions get a little out of control and we get tattoos dedicated to our weird ass loves. Below you’ll see 25 taco tattoos that’ll make you ask “how far is too far?”

1. The Pickle Surfer

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Between the pickle-man and smiling taco surfer, there’s a lot going on. I think it’s safe to say this tattoo is one of a kind and truly inspired. It really makes you want to go out there and live your best life.

2. Should we taco ’bout it?

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This persons tattoo likely gives us a glimpse into their lives and what inspired such a masterpiece. I’m not sure what story the snake is trying to tell but the taco speaks for itself. Puro pari, guey.

3. These tacos just can’t help turning all the way up.

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Like the last tattoo, this one also gives us a glimpse into the person’s mind. However, this tattoo takes it to a whole new, and fairly offensive level. Not sure who that stereotype is meant to represent but I know it’s not any of us.

4. Okay, that’s enough.

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Speaking of stereotypes, this one goes too far. Not sure what the thought process was with this one but I’m surprised to see they haven’t taken it off their Instagram yet.

5. Who is he?

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I don’t know who this is modeled after but I think it’s very likely that it’s my primo who makes this exact face when he pours you another shot even after you’ve said that you’re done drinking.

6. This Tacosaurus is kind of everything.

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You might not have seen him in “Jurassic Park” or “Jurassic World” but everyone knows this delicious dino once ruled the prehistoric world. *adjusts tinfoil hat*

7. Sad Taco

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Another tattoo that tells a great story. The single tear represents our sorrow on Taco Tuesday when we can’t have anymore tacos and have to tell our waiters, “ya no mas, estoy lleno”.

8. How hard does your love for tacos go?

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If you’re this person, you love tacos to your the bone. It is a little terrifying to see the skull in the shell of the taco. Makes us think that there is something very wrong with this thing.

9. Life imitates art and it is magical.

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Everyone’s favorite moment forever captured in this tattoo. Plus, you get to see the most interesting man in your world everytime you look at this tattoo. Who doesn’t love the taquero.

10. Sliding into your DMs like…

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I’m not sure where this tacos trekking to but I’d really like to know. Where are they going? Who are they waving to? How’d they get hurt? I have so many questions about this and I hope they’re okay.

We’re all team taco but are you team salsa verde or team salsa roja? Check out this quiz and let us try to guess your answer.

11. Purr-ito Cat-o Taco

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When dedicating a tattoo to something you love, combining two things and getting a two-for-one tattoo is always a great idea. Or, like this person, just combined the two things the Internet is obsessed with: cats and tacos.

12. He wants to taco ’bout it.

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This turnt taco is ready to taco ’bout it and he even comes with his own microphone. I’m definitely gettin gsome late night radio vibes here. How prepared!

*Prepared Taco pun intended.

13. The strong, silent type.

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This person’s tattoo prefers to remain silent. Can’t be too mad at them. It is so exhausting to always have to hold conversations with people who ultimately just want to eat you.

14. Cute or creepy?

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I’m not sure how I feel about this tattoo. It should be cute but something about it is just a bit unsettling. Wait? Is the shell made out of bologna?

15. Cat-taco or Taco-cat?

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I don’t know where, why, or how the cat taco trend got started but it makes for some really cute tattoos! If I wasn’t so wishy-washy, I would get one right now.

16. This is true love everyone can get behind.

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You know what they say, “get a permanent tattoo of a taco so I know it’s real!” Not sure exactly who they are but we can definite get behind their sentiment.

17. What would your dad think?

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I know what my dad would say. He’d say, “mijo, why are there carrots on that taco?” But he’d be fooled because it is really just cheese drawn to look like carrots. #Genius

18. Gucci gang who?

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Taco gang, taco gang, taco gang. Try saying it five times fast. Now it’s all about taco gang, it even flows better than the original!

19. This taco looks like treble!

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What do you think it’s listening to? My bet is on Selena. But I do hope that there are napkins around to catch all of that grease falling out.

20. Squad goals!

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The ultimate friendship tattoo has to be a food based tattoo. Food is the most important part of most people’s lives so what better way to celebrate love than food!

21. Floral and fresh

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This pretty picture looks like the kind of tattoo Frida Kahlo would get if she had a taco tattoo. It is definitely giving us some tropic vacation vibes and that avocado ties it all together.

22. Taco dirty to me

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There is really no shortage of puns based around using “taco” as a stand ing for “talking” and it is okay. Just don’t get too carried away with it or it can be tragic.

23. Should we go get tacos?

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This smart tattoo answers the age old question with the only acceptable answer, “yes!” Next time your friends ask, just show them this.

24. Taco or tequila?

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With the lime, taco positioning, and onion topping that looks like sea salt, this tattoo looks like it may have originally been planned with a shot of tequila instead of a taco.

25. The holy taco is the best taco.

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If La Rosa De Guadalupe had an episode about a taco tattoo, it’d be this one. This taco has all the must-haves; rabano, jalapeño, y un limon. No wonder such a perfect taco has that angelic glow!

Tamales Elena Is About To Become LA’s First Afro-Mexican Restaurant

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Tamales Elena Is About To Become LA’s First Afro-Mexican Restaurant

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The Los Angeles food truck Tamales Elena y Antojitos has been serving up authentic Guerrero food for 20 years. Tamales Elena y Antojitos is a staple at E 110th St. & Wilmington Ave. in LA’s Watts neighborhood offering up banana leaf-wrapped tamales. Now, Tamales Elena y Antojitos will become a restaurant.

Tamales Elena y Antojitos is opening up LA’s first Afro-Mexican restaurant.

Not even a pandemic will slow them down. The family behind the famous food truck in Watts will soon be welcoming guests (following COVID-19 guidelines) in Bell Gardens, California. The tamales, pozoles, and array of Afro-Mexican dishes will be served to everyone who has come to adore the Mexican establishment.

The restaurant will add another cuisine to the vast palate that is LA’s food scene.

Los Angeles is home to a diverse and inviting list of restaurants representing cultures from around the world. Some of the best Mexican food in the country can be found in Los Angeles and Tamales Elena y Antojitos is adding another level to that representation. Angelenos are celebrating the Afro-Mexican restaurant staffed and owned by Afro-Mexicans.

The restaurant has a special place in people’s lives.

The family has been offering up their unique food to residents of Watts for 20 years. In two weeks, Maria Elena Lorenzo will be offering up her family recipes in-store to more people as of July 15. The family has spent years in the food industry and have worked hard to make their mark on LA’s food scene.

Lorenzo’s daughters have been played a big role in getting the restaurant going.

According to LA Eater, Lorenzo’s daughters have spent years working in various restaurants around Los Angeles. Her daughters, Maria, Heidi, Judepth, Teresa, and Nayeli spent time working front-of-house and back-of-house at restaurants including Rivera, Petty Cash Taqueria, and Guerrilla Tacos. Heidi Irra worked at Mezcalero in downtown Los Angeles. Now, the daughters are bringing their experience to the family business and helping their mother start her restaurant.

Lorenzo, lovingly known as Mama, is clearly going to have a lot of guests are her restaurant.

Congratulations, Mama! This is one of those stories we love to see. Nothing makes you prouder than watching Latino families come together to chase the American Dream and succeed.

READ: Guelaguetza, One Of LA’s Most Iconic Mexican Restaurants, Is Sharing Some Of Their Recipes On Instagram

Little Caesars Hands Customer Pizza With Pepperoni Swastika Made As ‘Insensitive Joke’

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Little Caesars Hands Customer Pizza With Pepperoni Swastika Made As ‘Insensitive Joke’

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One Ohio couple recently received an order for a pizza that’ll leave a pretty rancid taste in your mouth.

After running errands with his wife Misty Laska this past Saturday night, Jason Laska said they picked up a pepperoni pizza from Little Caesars. Eager to eat they cracked open the pizza once they got home, receiving a shocking surprise that likely ruined their appetite.

Misty noticed a backward laid swastika made out of pepperoni slices on the pie.

After getting in touch with Little Caesars, the couple was told it was meant to be a funny and private joke.

According to The New York Times, when Misty Laska first opened the takeaway pizza she noticed that it was not sliced. Then, she and her husband realized that the pepperoni pieces had been prepared in the shape of a swastika.

Misty told Reuters that when they first realized what they saw they were “just silent.” Furious, they returned to the store to return the pizza, the shop was closed. The next day, the pizza chain, which is the third-largest in the country called, to apologize.

“We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated,” Little Caesars told The New York Times. “This conduct is completely against our values.”

“That’s why it was not cut or anything like that,” Jason Laska said. “They made it as a joke and it was never intended to go out to a customer.”

However, even if the joke was meant to be a private one it is gross and unacceptable.

“Even in a joking manner, it’s absolutely unacceptable,” Jason Laska added.

Jill Proctor, a spokesperson for Little Caesars confirmed the incident and said that the employees involved were fired in a statement to CNN. “We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated. We’re deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values,” Proctor continued. “We have also reached out to the customer to discuss this personally with him.”

In response to the firing of the employees, Misty has said she hopes they are learning an important lesson.”These are the kinds of things that are continuing to fuel the hate and the confusion that exists in the country and in the world,” her husband said after sharing that they both hope

The Laskas hoped that by sharing their experience others will educate themselves about Nazism and the symbols used to perpetuate it.