Slideshow: 5 Coffee Tattoos We Love

Pretty handy
Pretty handy
Of course a great barista has to be deft with his or her hands, so what better way to do honor to the coffee-making paws than to slap a bean on one of the digits? (Bonus: This bean happens to be on what we hope isn't this barista's most-used finger—the middle one.)

[Photograph: ragz1138 on Flickr]

From Seed to Cup to Skin
From Seed to Cup to Skin
This is one of my favorite combinations of two classic coffee images: The blossoms and coffee cherry on a branch, and the delicate swirls of steamed milk making lovely patterns in espresso.

[Photograph: Lay-Luh on Flickr]

Magic beans
Magic beans
Coffee can make even the meekest among us feel like a superhero, and these beans could be straight out of a panel from a Batman comic. Blammo!

[Photograph: Doug Sparks on Flickr]

Geek squad
Geek squad
Love coffee but don't want a rosetta or "MUG LIFE" tattoo? You can always go the charmingly geeky route and get the chemical compound for caffeine etched onto your skin. (Why not? After all, sometimes it feels like the only thing that would be better than a fresh cup of coffee is an IV drip of its stimulant.)

[Photograph: R..D on Flickr]