rotk tattoo

Fashionably Geek reader Mike Bretzlaff sent us this pic of his awesome new LOTR tattoo with the following note:

It’s a B&W rendition of Ted Nasmith’s “Across Gorgoroth” based on a favorite passage in Return Of The King where Sam’s hope is restored upon seeing a star (Earendil). The star and the text were additions to the original artwork I requested for the tattoo.

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Have an idea for a tattoo but you’re afraid to commit? Good news! Momentary Ink will print any custom design as a temporary tattoo so you can test it out.

The temporary tattoos last between 3-10 days and range in price from $15 for a 4-inch design, $19 for up to 8-inches, and $21 for up to 12 inches. The company says if the temps are paired with their special sealing and matting solution, the design should look very close to the real thing.

This is a great idea for experimenting with different designs before making that final, very permanent decision. Check out more examples after the break.

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ink mapping

This ink mapping demo by by Oskar & Gaspar brings tattoos to life with live animation. I can officially add “animated tattoos” to my list of most wanted future technology—right alongside hoverboards and dog translators.

Check out the video after the break…

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cinderella tattoo

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Artist Jason Adelinia transforms his beautiful watercolor paintings into vibrant tattoos. From wildlife to origami to Star Wars, these tattoo designs looks like they were inked with a paintbrush.

Check out more of his stunning permanent paintings after the break.

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nbx sleeve

Stunning The Nightmare Before Christmas sleeve by richardartistguy.

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First off, this is one hell of a combo. Isn’t that Dragon Draper necklace awesome? You can get them in several different colors from Art by Aelia.

Second, that Choco/Mog tattoo! It’s a fantastic addition to the body art on our friend EmmaLee (aka Feyith) who also sent us pics of her amazing Firefly tattoo earlier this year.

Choco/Mog artwork by lizspit. Inked by Aarron Laidig at Red Region

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German artist Peter Aurisch creates tattoos that are influenced by the works of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Picasso. Rather than inking from a sketch, Aurisch draws freehand using the stories of his customers as inspiration.

See More: Fabulous Geeky Tattoos

His use of bold lines, geometric figures and (at times) vibrant colors result in some stunning and unique tattoos. Check out more of his work after the break.

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trippy ghibli

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Artist Sanne Vaghi says she’s been fascinated by transience in nature for a long time, but her medium of choice is very permanent. She also says that lines play a big role in her tattoo work because they can emphasize the shape of the body. As you’ll see, these lines seem to flow like veins.

See more pictures after the break.

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