Guenter Becker tattoo

Let’s face it, the food industry has a reputation of being a bit…stuffy. But what’s lurking beneath those starched collars and tucked-in shirts? An eagle? A Celtic symbol? Perhaps an inspirational quote?

This month, it’s time to shed that stuffy facade and reveal your wild side by entering PROCESS EXPO INK, the industry’s first ever trade show tattoo contest!

The contest was the brainchild of Guenter Becker, President of TREIF USA, Inc., who has noticed more and more people in the meat industry getting tattoos. It’s not just our industry — currently, almost three in 10 Americans, and nearly half of Millennials, have at least one tattoo. That includes Guenter, who sports the body art in the photo.

To enter the contest, simply email a photo of your tattoo to [email protected] or visit Booth 3724 at the show on September 19 and 20. Christian DiMenna, owner of Lovecraft Tattoo, will be on hand to judge tattoos in four categories:

  • Best small tattoo
  • Best black tattoo
  • Best color tattoo
  • Best overall tattoo

Guenter will be there, as will I (but, honestly, I think he has me beat).

If this is your first PROCESS EXPO, be sure to attend one of the first timer’s receptions to learn how to get the most out of your experience. And, if you’re under 35, check out what opportunities the show offers for students and young professionals.

See you there!