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Permanent Geek

Vintage tech ink gives street cred to those who were nerds before it was cool

Implications - The Internet and social media have opened the doors of geekdom to everyone with a computer or smartphone. In response, the "old-timers" in the tech sphere have resorted to techttoos of vintage gadgets and games to establish street cred and raise their star amid this influx of interest in the industry.
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Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Witty Geekttoos That Only Other Geeks Will Understand
Tattoos are cool, but as a form of individual expression they have become pretty routine. These tattoos all have some wit and vagueness that makes them special, and their meaning will be lost on many people.… MORE
Tattooed Watches
Tattooed Watches
Subdermal Implant Keeps Francesco Savini on Time
I can’t tell whether Francesco Savini's 'Tattoo Time' subdermal watch is a design concept or an actual implanted timepiece, but either way I’m intrigued. Francesco Savini’s idea is simple. What he’s calling… MORE
Gamer Tribute Inks
Gamer Tribute Inks
Nintendo-Inspired Tattoos are for Those Committed to Super Mario Bros.
Do you love Nintendo? Remember Yoshi and the Princess and those silly 1UP mushrooms? If you do, why not get some crazy Nintendo-inspired tattoos? The following gallery has everything you could ever want… MORE
Blogger Tattoos
Blogger Tattoos
Permanent Ink Meant for a Niche Nerd Audience
These blogging tattoos are brilliant, even if they’re a bit unwise due to the speed of technology. I mean, imagine how your cutting-edge Atari tattoo from the 70’s would be viewed today—and how it… MORE
Vintage Gadgettoos
Vintage Gadgettoos
Retro Tech Tattoo Revisitations Inked on Skin
People usually get a tattoo of an image on their body that represents a strong feeling or a favorite subject. However, the recent number of individuals choosing to display seemingly mindless and rather… MORE
Tetris Tattoos
Tetris Tattoos
Geeky Shapes Make Their Way From Video Games to Skin
People from all over the world are obsessed with Tetris—you name it and it’s been made in a Tetris version. The images in the above gallery feature nerdy tattoos (especially the heart tattoo) and uber… MORE

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