Francis Lam

Photograph by Kevin Demaria

When he finally decided to do it, Francis decided he would get three tattoos, one for each of the things most important in the world: food, art, and love.

"But what about politics? What about justice?" he later fretted.

His friend said, "My politics all come out of love."

And so he stuck to the three tattoo plan.

Before he was telling you about his tattoos, Francis worked with nonprofit organizations and taught writing and literature to students in the woods. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the Culinary Institute of America, and makes the meanest ratatouille.

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