As technology becomes more popular so do geeky things. Peoples love of comic books and video games have started to overlap with the popularity of skin art aka tattoos. Because of the popularity of these geeky tattoos I have decided to post about three tattoos that I am particularly fond of. You can check out the pictures up on the left.
The first tattoo is in honor of the popular comic book and TV series The Walking Dead. This flesh eating piece of art was created by Heinz Graynd on the Tattoo Ink Explosion in Mönchengladbach/ Germany.
Graynd says, “I was born in 1981 and started with tattoos at the age of 21. Since then I loved it so much that I spent all my time with leveling up my skills until now. I have not reached my level and I think I never will but I love doing tattoos. so check out my tattoo work and my other artwork if you like.”
He is worth checking out…
Toad playing drums is a contribution of my own. It was one of the first tattoos I got when I turned 18. That was several years and over a dozen tattoos ago, but to this day it is still one of my favorites.
I, like many kids, grew up on Mario and I wanted to pay tribute to my favorite game. Toad seemed like a good choice, not only is he adorable, but he was also responsible for giving Mario directions in the early Super Mario games. I decided to combine this with my love of drumming. Deana, my tattoo artist, was more than a little confused when I tried to describe what I wanted, but in the end the tattoo turned out better than I could have imagined.
That tattoo was done by Deana at Fast Lane Tattoo in Tucson, AZ…
These last tattoos are a classic, they are from the original Star Trek series. These Trekkie tattoos were inked by Thomas Hovie from Northern California.
The tattoo on the right arm is the Klingon tattoo “qapla” and the tattoo on the left arm is a Star fleet emblem from the original Star Trek. Specifically it is a science badge with a red background, the kid being tattooed insisted on red not blue.
Hovie says, “I am a zoologist in a sense; in that I have a degree in zoology and studied biology for about fifteen years. As far as my science goes I still think I feel more like a philosopher than a scientist. Tattooing has interested me for a long time, because it is a merger of my interests in anatomy, physiology and art. I have been working mainly in tattoo for the past two years trying to get comfortable with the technique. Using live tissue for a medium is likely the greatest artistic challenge I have faced and the learning is slow indeed.”
The link above will allow you to see more of his work, you can also contact him if you have questions…
Obviously there are many more tattoos out there covering every subject imaginable, I recommend going and checking it out.