Tatted: A baker forgets the dozen and gets a sleeve

This is Tatted, a podcast telling the stories behind people's ink.
Graphic by Kat Owens

KAYLA DRAKE | Host

Local baker Jackie Huebbe owns SugarBot Sweet Shop, the recognizable turquoise house off 5th Street in St. Charles.

Huebbe also recently bought Little O’s Soda Shop off of Main Street and has been remodeling it for the past couple months.

And almost half of her body is covered in tattoos.

“I don’t have any drug addiction… it’s just my vice. If I [have] extra money, I’m like ‘let’s make my skin pretty,'” Huebbe said.

As a kid she got some scars that she wanted to cover up with tattoos, but as she grew up she realized she liked tattoos on her pale skin.

Huebbe even has an entire sleeve dedicated to her career.

“I went in and I was basically like I want a sleeve and I want it to be baking,” she said.

In fact, Huebbe gave so much control to her tattoo artist, that she wouldn’t know what she was getting until she walked in the shop that day. Except she made one change to the entire sleeve.

“I changed [the baker’s] shoes because they were like criss-crossy, like ballerina looking, and I was like ‘Nope, nope they need to be like geriatric and really old school looking shoes,'” she said.

Her entire sleeve took a month and a half to complete. Tune in to hear more about Huebbe’s tattoos.

Jackie Huebbe opened SugarBot Sweet Shop seven years ago, but she's been baking since she was in second grade.
The woman in the middle represents a baker. Huebbe got her sleeve eight years ago and attributes sunscreen to her color staying so vibrant.
When Huebbe walked into the tattoo shop the only idea she had was a baking theme. For her the details were up to the tattoo artist. 
"I don't know you're the tattoo artist, like figure it out," she joked.
Huebbe prides herself on baking from scratch and original recipes.
Huebbe's baking sleeve was rushed because her sister wanted it completed by the time Huebbe was supposed to be a bridesmaid for her wedding.
SugarBot was actually Huebbe's nickname in the catering industry, before she starting baking on her own. Huebbe has always been fond of robots and naturally, sugar.
SugarBot Sweet Shop is located off 5th Street in St. Charles. One can be greeted by a life size robot before heading in the shop.

Tatted comes out every Thursday and does not reflect the opinions of Lindenlink or Lindenwood University.

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Kayla is our multimedia producer, so basically all things video and podcasts. She prefers to cover human interest stories because she believes we learn best by hearing personal testimonies of grief, passion, tribulation and activism. When Kayla is not editing or writing, most likely she is either hiking or eating. And by eating she doesn’t mean fast food, college grub, but the St. Louis restaurant scene (which is to die for). She is a proud St. Louisan and is passionate about being a part in the city's redemption. Look for the girl with the stickered out water bottle on campus and say hi.