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How to Tattoo a Banana

By Jason Poel Smith

You will need

Banana

Image

Scissors

Scotch tape

Needle

Mechanical pencil optional

Don’t just play with your food—make art with it. I started tattooing bananas after seeing similar work by artist Phil Hansen. It is a great way to add some fun to packed lunches, and it doesn’t ruin the food.

When you puncture or bruise a banana peel, the ruptured cells release chemicals that start to oxidize and turn brown. By using a fine-tipped needle, you can make detailed drawings on a banana peel. You can even use stencils to make a copy of your favorite picture.

1. Create a stencil.

Find a picture that you ...

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