Tattoos

simp

This tattoo belongs to 52-year-old Michael Baxter who is, unsurprisingly, a huge fan of The Simpsons. This grandfather who is a prison guard in Barwon, Australia only got his first tattoo about ten years ago, but since then has just kept adding more. His incredible back tattoo was created by Jade Baxter-Smith of Twisted By Design Tattoo and Piercing. He told the Herald Sun:

It’s an addiction. Once you get one you want more and more.

He is hoping to set a Guinness World Record for having the most cartoons tattooed on his body. David Mirkin (who works on the show) even chimed in with his humorous thoughts.

See his tweet after the break…

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Tattooist Jason Ward spends a few minutes of his time every Friday giving Suzie Barry a free tattoo. Well, free temporary tattoos. Suzie has Down syndrome and she stopped by Muscle and Ink Tattoo in Hamilton, New Zealand one Friday on her way to her vocational day facility. Inspired by the tattoos worn by one of her caregivers, she brought some temporary tattoos that she asked Ward to put on her arm. He treated her just like any other customer:

“In our industry you wear gloves so I put gloves on, it’s a matter of hygiene, and then I put the stick on tattoos on her. She didn’t say thank you or anything, she just got up and left, and that was that. And then she came back the following Friday. And it’s just carried on from there.”

How adorable is that?

Suzie returned for a repeat application the next Friday and has been getting temporary tattoos applied by Ward for almost four months. After the story received a flood of attention, many people contacted the studio to send them more temporary tattoos. Ward told the New Zealand Herald that anyone can help others:

“But there are people in the community that you can do this for. It’s great that people want to do something for Suzie, but they could look a little closer to home. If you just do one thing for one person everyday that makes them smile, then that’s your day. If everybody does that then everybody’s smiling.”

(CoaTA via 22 Words)

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Getting tattoos can be an addicting business. I want more, but I’m running out of prime real estate and don’t want to commit to covering more of my skin with ink just yet. Luckily, I have an alternative thanks to Etsy shop Seventh Skin. They offer stunning temporary tattoos that come in elaborate designs and look realistic. You can choose tattoos from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more.

Quotes, symbols, intricate illustrations that cover your whole chest – Seventh Skin has it all.

See more temporary tattoo designs after the break.

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soccer ball droid tattoo

Tattoos mean different things to different people, but one thing all tattoos have in common is that, unless you want to undergo some painful laser treatments, they’re permanent. So there’s a high level of commitment involved when you choose one.

In this case, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer was enough for Jordan Breckon to make that commitment to a certain ball droid. Kudos to Jordan’s tattoo artist for catching this little droid in action so perfectly.

What’s also notable is the date on the tweet Jordan made showing off his new ink. From trailer to leg in a day. Most impressive.

Check out Jordan’s tweet about his new ink after the break.

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firefly star wars guns

These awesome guns belong to Jordan Calderon.

Yep, he’s got Captain Malcolm Reynold’s trusty pistol on his left arm and Han Solo’s blaster on his right (the flags are a nice touch). The tattoo was done by Noska at Southside Tattoo ATX.

Those are pretty shiny, Jordan, I gotta say!

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

(via Nerdist)

optical illusion tattoo

The best tattoos are conversation starters, and I bet everyone stares at this optical illusion tattoo and asks questions about it. Inked by Paul O’Rourke at Allstar Ink in Ireland, this striking piece with black stripes is mesmerizing and mindbending. It also might make your eyes cross if you look at it too long.

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

(FYT via io9)

harry potter tattoo

This tattoo was based on concept art for art for Order of the Phoenix. It’s the same person behind that amazing Hogwarts tattoo we featured a while back. Needless to say, this is turning out to be one hell of a Harry Potter sleeve.

By Roly at Tattoo Technique in Clarksville, TN.

(redhairedgypsy via FYeah Tattoos)

serenity tattoo

Proof: he retweeted it. You can check out the tweet after the break…

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venom joker

Done by Keith at Signature Studios.

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

(via FYeah Tattoos)

adventure time cosplay tattoo

Dad Chris Daly sent us the picture of his Adventure Time Jake and Finn tattoo because it has a really cool story.

Two years ago, Chris and his son dressed up as the most adorable Jake and Finn ever. Everyone liked the picture so much that he decided to turn that cosplay moment into a tattoo.

Chris’ comment on the original pictures was that, while they may not be “serious cosplayers”, dad and son can have fun, too.

Well Chris, you may not be a serious cosplayer, but you’re a seriously cool dad and that is an awesome tattoo.

Send your cosplay and tattoo tips to tips@fashionablygeek.com.