How do you create a tattoo that has endless possibilities? Just do what they do in the movies. Use a green screen. I mean, it’s going to look weird on you, but at least you can add in all kinds of special effects shots digitally.
My kids loved apples growing up. The catch was that they refused to eat the apple if there was any hint of where the sticker used to be. You couldn’t just slice off that one bit of skin either, it had to be completely peeled away.
Do you want a cool tattoo of the latest tweet from your favorite celebrity? No problem. Twitter Tats is a service that turns tweets from famous people into temporary tattoos.
They offer sets that pull from the tweets of celebrities, tech giants, and sports stars.
Would you trust a robot to give you a tattoo? What you’re looking at here is the “world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot.” Notice how tightly the person getting the tattoo is strapped to the chair.
French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet lost his arm 22 years ago, and as much as that must have been traumatic for him at the time, he recently got a tattoo gun prosthetic, so he is probably feeling like an awesome cyborg right about now.
The prosthetic arm is thanks to artist JL Gonzal, who modded an existing prosthetic with a dieselpunk style tattoo gun.
This is creepy, but also cool. Most artists get to practice their craft until they are great at it. Tattoo artists don’t have that luxury. Their medium is flesh and people have to live with their mistakes.
We’ve featured a few augmented reality tattoos before, but in all of them the QR code or bar code were visible, if not the only figure drawn onto the skin. Illustrator Sutu’s take on the permanent trick hides the magic in plain sight.
Sutu’s tattoo looks just like one of the scenes from Modern Polaxis, an interactive comic book that he launched last year.
Some people will go to great lengths to show their love for their favorite show and to get into the record books. Michael Baxter, 60, is a grandfather and a prison warden in Barwon, Australia. He hopes to win a Guinness World Record now that he has 203 characters that have appeared on The Simpsons tattooed on his back.
Geeks get all kinds of cool tattoos, but how many are inspirational quotes written in alien languages? Not many. Angela C’s tattoo is an exception. It is written in Gallifreyan, which is the language of the Time Lords of course.
There is something about the colors in the older comic books that today’s comics just don’t have. They were bright and vibrant and just jumped off the page in a way that today’s do not. Maybe it was the ink that they used.
Fashionably Geek reader Kevin Pacheco had Konami’s transcendent cheat code tattooed on his arm.
Apparently the images of the buttons and directional pads are the same size as the ones on the NES controller.
I’ve had various points in my life where I thought it might be cool to have a tattoo, and then I wimp out and decide not to go for it. I’m not sure if it’s my aversion to pain, or the idea that I might wake up one morning in 20 years and have to change that “Winona Forever” imprint to say “Wino Forever.”
I’ve never loved a TV show enough to get a tattoo of it, but if I did, it would be something unique like this knuckle tatt of the U.S.S. Enterprise D. When his hands and fingers are separated, everything is normal, but put them together and you have yourself a mission to explore strange new worlds.
Okay guys, prepare to have your hearts won over by this female Doctor Who fan who has a sexy Doctor Who tattoo. The tattoo is of a garter holding a Sonic Screwdriver. After all, that really is the best place to hold your Sonic Screwdriver.