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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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charmander-tattoo

Friend of redditor yllwsnow2 got super wasted and decided to tattoo this hot mess on himself (though it could be just a marker drawing). The burnt-to-a-crisp Charmander is based on HatBoy’s brilliant Tim Burton-styled Pokemon.

Naturally, the Internet ran with it. In no time at all the tattoo was a meme that evolved into t-shirts, bottles, jewelry, cross stitch patterns, and more.

See some of the best tributes to this awesomely bad tattoo after the break…

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firefly-tattoo

Fashionably Geek reader EmmaLee previously sent us pics of her Firefly Serenity tattoo in progress, and followed up with these updates.

Working with artist Aarron Laidig at Red Region, her “Leaf on the Wind” watercolor tattoo has been joined by beautifully dramatic flowing leaves. Next month she plans on adding blue wind elements, paint brush platters, and the words “Watch How I Soar”. I can’t wait to see her completed piece.

Check out an additional pic after the break…

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This amazing tattoo sleeve will turn your eyeballs into dirty liars. Unfortunately, details are lacking, so we don’t know who created, or who wears, this inked masterpiece. However, we are afforded a good look thanks to the video after the jump, which is repetitive so you can try over and over again to take it all in.

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See Also: Tons of other awesomely nerdy tattoos.

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

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Brion B. has been working on getting some Marvel tattoos over the last few years and he has quite a lot of awesome ink to show for it.

Check out more of his tattoos after the break…

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geek tattoo zelda

We can’t get enough geeky tattoos, and reader Nick Pena shared photos of his awesome ink with us. His Legend of Zelda tattoo is especially creative; it has Link’s Master Sword and shield as well as the three Marks of the Goddesses. The design and colors are beautiful. This was inked by Stephanie Flannery at Golden Rule Tattoo in Arizona.

See Nick’s Harry Potter tattoo after the break.

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Thanks for the pic, Estefanía! Send your nerdy tattoo pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

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)

blame betty star wars bags

The store is called Blame Betty and, now that I’ve visited, I can see why — because I’m going to need to Blame Betty for sucking all the money out of my bank account with these seriously kick ass Star Wars bags and wallets.

In all seriousness, I was reduced to grabby hands and whimpering noises when I saw them.

Both the bags and the wallets come in a vintage tattoo Star Wars design or a sugar skull Darth Vader design. They’re estimated to arrive in November, but they’re available for pre-order now.

Product Page: $35 (wallets)/ $75 (bags)