Monday, December 12, 2005


Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds

`One of the things I love about tattooing is that it attracts interesting people from all demographics. The simple truth is that some people feel a desire to permanently mark themselves with things that profoundly affect their lives. I don’t know if this is some genetic leftover that helped primitive humans hold their social fabric together, or whether it’s an unavoidable byproduct of being both narcissistic and sentient creatures. Either way, people get tattooed every day with the things that define their lives — and “nerds” and “geeks” are no different.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking to people with “nerdy” tattoos — computer logos, video game themes, science, math, and engineering imagery. Below you can read their stories in their own words [..]’

I think the Apple and Zelda tattoos are a bit lame, but I kinda like the enormous Mandelbrot tattoo across the back. I wonder how detailed it is. It would take a pretty talented tattoo artist to make a tattoo with an infinite perimeter. 🙂

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