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Emily Easton got
her crab tattoo about
seven years ago.
HAVING GROWN UP on the
Eastern Shore, Emily Easton fondly
remembers catching crabs every
summer. “That’s my big childhood
memory,” says the Gaithersburg
resident and body piercer at
Ambrotos Tattoo in Germantown.
So about seven years ago, Easton
Where there are crabs, there must be beer. We asked Montgomery County brewers
made those memories indelible
by having a 4½-inch-by-3-inch blue
crab tattooed on the inside of her
arm. She’s far from alone—at
Ambrotos Tattoo, the crustacean
gets inked on 20 to 30 people a
year. Blue crabs are “the most
common Maryland-themed tattoo
we do,” Easton says.
with steamed crabs
which of their beers they’d pair with the spicy crustacean.
crazy for crabs