Photos courtesy of Reggie Jackson
Delaware’s Robbie Jester and a couple of co-contestants on Netflix’s Pressure Cooker got commemorative ink done by a Wilmington tattoo artist.
There are some experiences in life you just never want to forget. We’d say winning a popular Netflix cooking competition is likely one of those experiences.
Robbie Jester, Delaware chef and winner of season 1 of Netflix’s Pressure Cooker agrees. That’s why he brought a couple of his friends from the show to Wilmington tattoo artist Reggie Jackson to get matching pressure cooker tattoos.
“When he asked me to do the matching pressure cooker tattoos, I was very excited and knew I had to be ready to rock,” explains Jackson. “Like, have all the stencils perfect and all my supplies available, [and] also get a haircut!”
Jackson was on his game for the pressure cooker ink, but it was far from the first time he’d had Jester in his chair for a food-themed tattoo.
“I met Robbie in early November of last year. He was referred by a client, and they both came in together and Robbie got a tattoo of a spork…I’ve been seeing him almost weekly since November, adding to his sleeve dedicated to food that reminds him of his youth and learning to be the chef he’s become. Also, he brings laughs, good vibes and amazing pizza from his restaurant! I know it’s going to be a good day when I see he’s coming in.”
Since then, Jester has referred many people to Jackson for work: his mother, father-in-law, sous chef and now, his co-contestants from Pressure Cooker.
“It’s super cool of him to bring his popular new friends in for me to tattoo! Jeana and Ed were really cool and down to earth, ready to get tattooed and even did a podcast in the shop while they were there.”
Ed Porter and Jeana Pecha were both contestants on Pressure Cooker alongside Jester. Porter resides in the Minneapolis area, and Pecha in California. Both came to visit Jester and get their commemorative tattoos here in Delaware.
“I think it’s important to support local talent in the community, and Robbie understands that wholeheartedly,” says Jackson. “It was a great experience meeting everyone and doing cool tattoos on them. Delaware has a ton of talented artists, and I’m proud to be in the community.”
Supporting local business is something Jester is passionate about. As a local chef, he sees firsthand how much businesses depend on their communities for success.
“We have amazing artists in our area. It’s our duty as a part of our community to support them and help them get out there,” says Jester. “Art in its infinite forms is the soul of our community, and we need to nourish our soul.”
“I’m glad I found Regg and can’t wait to see what he does next,” Jester adds.