Amanda Linton, the Tattoo Queen From House of Sweets Bakery, Dishes on Her 'Tats
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There's also more to the interviews, which were pared down for print. We'll publish a few of them this week. Below is the full question-and-answer with Amanda Linton, co-owner of House of Sweets Bakery in Delray Beach -- and the beauty who graces this week's New Times cover.
New Times: When did you get your first tattoo?
Amanda Linton: I got my very first tattoo in Vegas when I was 18. It was a Kanji that
NT: What's your favorite?
Linton: That's a tough one! Usually my favorite is the last tattoo I've had done. I really love the cupcake on the back of my calf. I wanted it to look exactly like one of my favorite pictures of a cupcake I baked. I call it my "cupcake portrait." So far, my husband, J.R. Linton of Hellcat Tattoo in West Palm Beach, has done all of my recent tattoos, so that makes me love them all a little more than the others.
NT: Do you have any cooking-related tattoos? If so, what are they? If not, how come?
NT: Why are there so many tattoos among chefs? What do you think it says about the restaurant business?
Linton: Chefs and bakers are artists, and I think being an artist, you are always trying to make things look better or different. Tattoos are another way to do just that. Maybe it's more acceptable to be tattooed in the culinary world because you're usually hiding out in the kitchen anyway, so it doesn't matter what you look like as long as you can make things taste amazing!