Tattoos

tattoo leg braces

Part of living with cerebral palsy means that 8-year-old Hope Laliberte has to wear leg braces. But Hope wasn’t about to wear any boring old braces, so she asked her parents if she could add a design.

She wanted something very special—Disney villains. Specifically Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians.

This is where tattoo artist Aaron Guillemette comes in. Guillemette drew up Ursula and Cruella in tattoo style, and his art was then turned into labels which were affixed to the braces and covered in polyurethane. From Today:

“I’m glad to be in a position where I can help the community in any way. When I was first approached about designing Hope’s braces, I thought it would be an awesome idea — especially when I heard what the subject matter would be. Hope wanted Disney Villains on her braces, not princesses,” said Guillemette.

The end result is so fantastic that Hope looks forward to wearing her braces instead of dreading it. That’s pretty awesome, if you ask me.

See more pictures after the break.

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nightwing sun

Fashionably Geek reader Michael R. sent us this picture of a Filipino sun tattoo with the Nightwing symbol worked in. A Wikipedia description of the sun’s symbolism reads:

The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing liberty, equality, and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor. In the center of the white triangle is an eight-rayed golden sun symbolizing unity, freedom, people’s democracy, and sovereignty. Each ray represents a province with significant involvement in the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain, These provinces are Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas, and Nueva Ecija.[23][a] Three five-pointed stars, one for each of the triangle’s points, stand for the three major islands where the revolution started: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Regardless of the meaning, it’s certainly an awesome looking tattoo.

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Another day, another bag I covet. I swear, I have a problem when it comes to my love for all things purse and bag like. This time around, it’s this Disney The Little Mermaid Tattoo Print slouch backpack which combines Disney and tattoos. Pretty much an instant win as far as I’m concerned.

Get a better look after the break.

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pooh butt tattoo2

You’ve gotta love people who are willing to get tattoos like this. Bravo sir.

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geeksleeve

Johan Lundqvist Mattsson sent us pictures of his “geeksleeve” by tattoo artist Niki Norberg and, wow.

Just WOW.

Johan says this is still a work in progress and he has more to fill in but, as you will see, it’s already pretty jaw-dropping.

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pixel art tattoos

Ankara, Turkey-based tattoo artist Eva Krbdk took her love of cross-stitching and turned it into a brilliant new tattooing style. From Captain America’s shield to a Stormtrooper helmet, Krbdk can make even the simplest design utterly fascinating.

See more examples of her work after the break.

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It seems that Kyle Rowan wanted a unique gaming-themed sleeve, and he went to the right place to get it. The work was done by Cam at Tat-fu in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Send your nerdy tattoo pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

(via Nerdist)

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This full sleeve Studio Ghibli tattoo is the work of Andy Kurth at Electric Chair Tattoo and includes imagery from Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s quite a tribute.

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Send your nerdy tattoo pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

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pokemon cover up

Hopefully Sh*tty Charmander guy sees this.

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the-skin-book-tattoo

Painters, sculptures, illustrators, and other artists have the luxury of refining their talents using their medium of choice. Tattoo artists, on the other hand, generally practice their craft on oranges, raw chickens, and their really, really good friends. Until now.

See Also: An Unfortunate Pokemon Tattoo Turns Into Internet Gold

Brazilian ad agency Lew’Lara TBWA was commissioned by Tattoo Art Magazine to create a Moleskine-like sketchbook filled with pages made from artificial skin to help young and seasoned artists alike. The challenge was met and the SkinBook was created.

Artists can now test out ink colors, designs, and techniques before ever attempting them on clients. The pages even come pre-printed with body part images to help artists hone their skills.

See more in the video after the break.

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