Jasmine Weiser isn’t using herself as a storybook. Her considerable collection of tattoos started because she was dating a tattoo artist at the time. “So they were free,” she explains. Her first one was a knife and apples, because she liked the design. “I’m more on aesthetics (than personal stories),” she says. Folk art is the best way to describe her style, such as a 1920s panther. Her neck tattoo, she says, took some thought. “A girl with a neck tattoo looks intimidating, but if it’s flowers….” she says. “On my neck I knew it had to be feminine or it would be weird.” She had the artist add a shaft of wheat to the floral bouquet in deference to her career as a baker.
Weiser works with Chef Christina Kaelberer at Edwards Dessert Kitchen in the North Loop (you can see them both in the Centerpoint ad on the inside back cover). As part of the Schwan’s Company, the two bakers are given free range to experiment with flavor combinations that are both delicious and unusual. They also make for a beautiful display case.
Does she have room for more tattoos? “Well, my legs are still bare,” she replies. “And my lower back.” But there isn’t a lot of real estate left. “I’m small so it got filled up quickly.”