The careful line-drawing and stippling techniques of science illustration make them a natural starting point for incredible tattoos. Students and admirers of the sciences are flying their geek flags high with skin art of meaningful molecules, anatomical drawings, and space exploration's most historic events. So in the name of science, we've rounded up some of the best body ink inspired by chemistry, space, and the natural sciences.
A Facebook fan from the Netherlands recently inked up her arm with 152 of her Facebook friends' photos as a tribute to those she cares about. The process took two weeks to finish, and, while I don't know if I could commit to such a gesture, I think it looks kinda cool. But she's not the only one to get a totally geeky tat — click through the slideshow to see more geeky ink and tell us — could you tattoo your Facebook friends on your arm?
Update: Looks like this Facebook friend photo tattoo is a fake, but the others in the slideshow aren't! Click through to see the real deal.
I know, I couldn't believe it either, and his Flickr photos of the tattoo in-process are pretty unbelievable. I'm all for geeky tattoos, but this one definitely crossed the line of acceptability for me. Can you believe it?
While I'm all for professing my love for all things geek, I'm not sure how I'd feel about wearing it on my skin for the rest of my life. A while ago I asked whether or not you'd consider getting a geeky tattoo, and about half of you said yes! While I'm still not sure I could commit to one of these, I did find even more crazy, awesome tattoos on Flickr. Do you have a favorite?
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Express your love for coding and gaming with something that will come off with some baby oil and a cotton ball; I don't care how much you think you love saying pwned now, I mean, even the Zune guy is getting his removed!
What do you think about these?
Ever consider taking your gaming/tech/computer obsession to the next level with a tattoo? Do you love Mario so much you'd like to get him permanently inked on your back?
When I asked geeksugar readers if they loved or would rather leave geeky tattoos alone, more than fifty percent of you said you loved them. But when I asked if you would ever get one, more than seventy percent said "no way." Well, here's a collection of geek freaks who took the tattoo plunge. Check them out and remember you can always share your favorites by bookmarking them on TeamSugar.