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30 of the best Geek Tattoos

Updated on June 27, 2011

Introduction

Over the last few years something strange has been happening in the world. The geek is becoming popular! With the huge growth in the popularity of being a geek, we've recently seen an increase in the number of geek tattoos showing up.

Geek tattoos are nothing new, with some citing geeks getting original star wars based tattoos back in the 70's as the start of the trend. With more and more people getting geek tattoos, it seems people now try to out do each other with how geeky their body art is.

This is a selection of the 30 best geek tattoos found around the Internet. Some are awesome, some are OK and some are really bad! (you'll know which ones they are)

Videogames

Mario
Mario

Videogames

A good place to start as any, video games have always had a massive geek following. But with the recent huge increase in popularity of video gaming, we've also seen an increase in the popular gaming tattoos.

Space Invaders
Space Invaders
Zelda
Zelda
Atari
Atari
LvL Up
LvL Up
Mario Jedi
Mario Jedi

Computer

Fanboys will always want to prove their worth, and there's no better way to say "I'm mad" than with one of these fanboy tattoos.

Apple
Apple
Binary
Binary
Helvetica Font
Helvetica Font
Geek Squad
Geek Squad
Mac Command Key
Mac Command Key
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
Tux Penguin (Linux)
Tux Penguin (Linux)
Reason
Reason
Microsoft Zune
Microsoft Zune

Internet

Yes, we couldn't forget Internet based tattoos. From websites to html code, people really will get anything tattooed on their bodies!

Firefox
Firefox
Html
Html
Blogger
Blogger
iGoogle
iGoogle

Mobile/Cell Phones

Unsurprising really. Getting a phone based tattoo is something new. What might be surprising though is how hard it is to find anyone to have an iPhone tattooed on their body. It's good to see Android already though!

Android
Android
OMFG Sidekick 2
OMFG Sidekick 2
Blackberry Storm
Blackberry Storm

Comics

Comics have a huge geek factor, and have been popular for so long. It's also worth noting that comic tattoos are amongst the highest quality of artwork.

Spiderman
Spiderman
Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk
Superman
Superman

Other

Here are some random/funny/strange/cool/useful tattoos which are classed as geek but don't fall into the above categories.

Ruler
Ruler
Join The Dots
Join The Dots
Power Logo
Power Logo
Simpsons
Simpsons

Conclusion

So there you go, the best 30 geek tattoos from around the Internet.

Don't agree or seen something better? Leave a comment with a link for others to see.

A Fellow Hubber

Nod (C&C)
Nod (C&C)

Shortly after publishing this article, a fellow hubber Direxmd left me a comment saying he has this awesome NOD tattoo, and I have to agree, it's very cool! As a massive fan of C&C i like this a lot!

Nice one Mike!

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      St.James 8 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

      Don't think I could go geek ink. Very cool hub tho.

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      I was the same, but while I was writing this Hub, the thought of the little Hubpages logo on my wrist kept poping into my head :S

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      Direxmd 8 years ago

      HA! Awesome. I have the Brotherhood of Nod's logo on my chest--from Command And Conquer.

      It actually holds a lot of meaning to me; fight for those who cannot fight for themselves, and help protect third world countries from abusive first world ones.

      Great hub, very fun :)

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      Awesome! Would love to see a pic of that! C&C rules, I still remember playing for the first time. Revolutionary game.

      And thanks a lot. :D

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      Direxmd 8 years ago

      Sure, give me a minute and I will take a pic, got facebook, aim?

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      I've PM'd you.

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      ilovehubbing 8 years ago

      Nice hub

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      @ilovehubbing - Thank you very much.

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      Pest 8 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

      That spider man tat is insane! And the power button is cool.

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      The spiderman and incrdible hulk tats do look insane. I love the way the hulk turn into bruce as he twists his arm wround.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Great hub, but no tats on me nor my ass. Nice tat Direxmd

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      You don't have to have any to appreciate them! Thanks for stopping by :D

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      ChefGeek 8 years ago

      Very cool. I have my own geek tattoo too. check it out http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/Dark-Yuki...

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      @chefgeek - Awesome! Looks likt you'd only just had it done too!

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      Shulla 8 years ago

      A lot of people got paid to get these.Ones like FF, Zune, Windows, etc. are most likely just advertisement.

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      Direxmd 8 years ago

      thanks C.C. :)

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      @ Shulla - I heard the Zune guy got 5 free songs and some stickers from M'soft for his tat and that was it!

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      Corey  8 years ago

      The helvetica type one is not geeky, I think that is more of a typography designer tattoo. So if there was a question with which of the following does not belong here, I would choose that one.

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      ivan 8 years ago

      hoorah for NOD!

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      Hoorah indeed!

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      mon_scandel 8 years ago

      Spiderman chessst ,, wowah!!by farrrr besssst (=

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      Crackberry 8 years ago

      I'm a massive Blackberry fan and I' m almost ashamed by that tattoo, what was he thinking!!

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm an ink virgin, but if I were to get a tat those would not be it!

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      chefgeek 8 years ago

      @whoartnow that picture was taken right after i had it down which was a while ago

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      Blakjac 8 years ago

      for those willing to follow the link, i have an awesome black mage tattoo, pixelated, ff1 style.

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      Pounded Ink 8 years ago

      That's a great collection of geek tattoos.

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      lauren 8 years ago

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      WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

      @lauren - Respect for the Umbrella Tat!

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      sunforged 8 years ago from Sunforged.com

      Mario Shiva is awesome! Im actually kind of impressed with the helvetica tat, as a graphic designer Ive been forced to stare at the nuances between fonts long enough to possibly brainwash myself too, not usre if i would go with helvetica though!

      That sidekick tattoo is terrible!

      i think the ruler may be the greatest idea for a tattoo i have ever seen! and comic book guy leaves me rolling.

      great collection.

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      AJHargrove 8 years ago from USA

      Some of these were made of win, like the penguin. Some were pretty, like the Zelda... but personally, if I got a tattoo, it'd be something small. And possibly geeky.

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      TerryJ 7 years ago

      Omg I cant believe it, you got a photo of me on here..rofl, im the one with the tux tattoo...anyhow i'm looking into a way to have some tribal style tatoo surounding it.

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      Drew23 7 years ago

      heh. hilarious.

      I am the guy with the space invader on my chest.

      I got it in 2001, a long time before the current 8-bit craze... my reasoning was that I wanted something 'tribal', but the more I researched the origins and meanings of common tribal designs, the more I realized that I would just be co-opting someone else's culture for my own aesthetic whims.

      the space invader is a tribal design from *my* culture.

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      Holly 7 years ago

      Tattoo artist here...I got my knuckles done a few years ago, check it out:

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/Dragon0nThe...

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      WHoArtNow 7 years ago from Leicester, UK

      @ Holly - Now that is cool! Stand up and take a bow!

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      JF 6 years ago

      Hey buddies, I got my!

      Mortal Kombat on my skin: http://twitter.com/account/profile_image/eusoujf?h...

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      suregeek 5 years ago from www.suregeek.com

      Wow that is talent! Amazing art on those geeks! Great article..

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      Guest131 2 years ago

      You have to love the connect the dots tattoo

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