I want your tattoos.

I’m on the hunt for the best Pittsburgh-inspired tattoos for Pittsburgh Magazine and I’ve tweeted about it and put it on Facebook and the results have been just magical.

So many unique odes to the Burgh, its products, its places, its teams, and its skyline adorning everything from shoulders to ankles to backs to, yes, ARMPITS! Which, ouch.

If you or someone you know has a great Burghy tattoo, I want to see it! You can email pictures to virginia[at]thatschurch.com and be sure to tell me who the tattoo belongs to and if there is any interesting backstory that goes with it.  Feel free to shout-out the artist or parlor.

I’m told there is a waitress at Zenith who has an amazing Pittsburgh skyline armband tattoo. I must see that.

Once I’ve had a chance to look through them all, we’ll feature a bunch of them over at the Pittsburgh Magazine site.

I wonder if I can’t wrangle up some prizes for best Burgh tattoos.  We’ll see!

Show me your ink, Burghers and honorary Burghers far and wide.



  1. Bitter
    September 10, 2011 6:29 pm

    Is that Jake Gyllenhaal?!

    In other news, I can’t WAIT to read WTRT on Monday! GO STEELERS!

  2. cmd_45
    September 10, 2011 7:44 pm

    Seriously, Jake Gyllenhall is a member of the Steeler Nation? I might have to watch one of his movies!

  3. Leenyburgh
    September 10, 2011 8:21 pm

    I was intrigued by Jake’s tattoo so I read up…


  4. bucdaddy
    September 11, 2011 1:12 am

    bucdaddy’s skin remains tat-free and pure and perfect, for you ladies’ inspection.

  5. Butcher's Dog
    September 11, 2011 11:22 am

    Ditto Butcher’s Dog’s skin. Inspection by appointment only, on accounta Mrs. Dog.

  6. bucdaddy
    September 11, 2011 10:53 pm

    What did you just call your Misses? That should land you in the dogh … um, in trouble, as I guess you’re always in the doghouse.


  7. Butcher's Dog
    September 12, 2011 7:56 am

    @bucdaddy: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I’ll be here all week. Anyway, I get let out on the lawn occasionally, usually when it needs to be mowed.

  8. Pitt alumnus
    September 12, 2011 10:57 am

    Be careful, I know of someone who has a tattoo of a panther on her..well cha cha. Fortunately for the rest of you there is no picture that I know of!

  9. biggest fan
    September 14, 2011 4:13 pm

    I saw a great pittsburgh skyline tatoo on the upper arm/shoulder of a girl in an elevator in presby a few weeks ago. It was gorgous and i am not usually a fan of tatoos. Hope she sends a picture of it in so i can see it again.