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Subculture Revenge

Once-shunned nerds and tattoo enthusiasts are now edgy and avant-garde

Implications - Tattooed kids and geeks may not have been popular in high school, but their flair for the unique and cavalier attitude toward pop culture make these peer groups into hotbeds of creativity--and ideal consumers. These avant-garde early adopters have the power to propel the right products into the stratosphere.
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Tattoo Artists as Novelists
Tattoo Artists as Novelists
Kat Von D Out Promoting New Book "High Voltage Tattoo"
Tattoo art icon Kat Von D has been out and about signing copies of her newest book “High Voltage Tattoo." Kat has of course gained fame from starring on TLC’s "L.A. Ink" reality show. The book, which… MORE
Chic Punk Supermodels
Chic Punk Supermodels
Omahyra Mota Garcia Has Tattoos, Piercings and Edgy Style
In terms of their style and presence, most haute couture supermodels do not have prominent and salient features that completely set them apart from their peers; that’s not the case with the much sought-after… MORE
play_circle_filled Body Modification Barbies
Body Modification Barbies
"Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie" Lets Girls Play With Temporary Tattoos
Barbie’s latest reinvention sees her covered in tattoos. The new “Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie” lets kids stamp designs on themselves. The tattoos for children are temporary and wash off. With… MORE
Retro Nerd Glasses
Retro Nerd Glasses
Dita Legends Optical Collection Will Make You Wish for Poor Vision
Dita Optical Collection makes you want to wear eyeglasses, even if you don’t need them. These stylish frames are made of Zyl Acetate and manufactured in Japan. Dita debuted its first collection in 1996,… MORE
Tattoo Inspired Makeup
Tattoo Inspired Makeup
Kat Von D Promotes Badass Cosmetics For Sephora
Likely the best known tattoo artist in the world, Kat Von D, has extended her range of cosmetics for Sephora. Products such as the Concealer Tattoo not only mask any tattoo, but they are also very good… MORE
Nerdalicious Keyboards
Nerdalicious Keyboards
Scrabble Tile Typing Is Perfect For The Unabashed Word Nerd
Word nerd, and proud of it? This Scrabble keyboard is for you! It combines two things no modern lit-lover should live without: Scrabble and computers. The infamous word game has yet to go out of style,… MORE
play_circle_filled Nerdalicious Nuptials
Nerdalicious Nuptials
Video Game-Inspired Wedding Unites Gamers in ‘Halo' Matrimony
Years ago, when design student Desirai Labrada came across John Henry in a deathmatch while playing Halo online, she probably didn’t suspect she’d end up marrying him in a Halo-themed wedding ceremony.… MORE
DIY Nerdy Decor
DIY Nerdy Decor
Turn Your Shelf Into a Pixelated Parade of Computer Icons
How cool is this for home DIY decor? Using printed book covers, you can rearrange your books to form computerized icons such as smiley faces, hearts, pistols, and bullets. Perhaps we are getting a little… MORE
Freckled Glasses
Freckled Glasses
Kiel Mead's 'Freck Specs' Celebrate Two Geeky Stereotypes At Once
These Kiel Mead 'Freck Specs' are doubly geeky--and perhaps that's why I love them. The tortoiseshell frames scream high school librarian, but their dotted lenses signal a freckled redhead. In elementary… MORE
play_circle_filled Segway With Legs
Segway With Legs
The Cajun Crawler Redefines Geeky Personal Transit
Sometimes… just sometimes, you have to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the legs. A group of students from the University of Louisiana built this Segway-ish scooter (can it be called that?) with insect-like… MORE
Geometric Calendars
Geometric Calendars
Radius ‘09 is Geekalicious
The Radius 2009 calendar by Justgonesix is the perfect gift for that geeky boyfriend, kid, brother, friend or math teacher of yours. The Radius 2009 calendar is inspired by the world of geometry, particularly,… MORE
Geeky Star Trek Crafts
Geeky Star Trek Crafts
Knit Me Up, Scotty, With These Awesome Pieces of Art For Trekkies
If you're looking for nerdy knits, look no further, because I recently discovered a brilliant blog called Geek Crafts. It features some pretty cool crafty Star Trek items, many of which have been featured… MORE

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