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Updated on March 30, 2008

Geek Tattoos

Technically, a "geek" is just one with an affinity towards a special niche or area, tending towards technology, gaming, and computers. Frequently, the terms "geek" and "nerd" are intertwined, so in that sense one who is intelligent and extremely bright.

You geek tattoos can range from mathematics, science, video games, movies, and various other nerdy symbols.

The more common geek tattoos include pac man, mario, DNA, molecular structures, computer parts, and maybe even a little HTML.

Video Game Tattoos

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Old School Nintendo Piece (by Troll, Synergy Body Arts, Idaho Falls)Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts (by Shawn, Tranceformations, Nanaimo, BC, Canada)Link from Legend of Zelda (Studio XIII, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)Final Fantasy GrieverLaharl- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.("Ink" Floyd, Pins and Needles, Biddeford, MN)Mario Wind Up Toy (by Nick, Revolution studios, Omaha,NE)Super Mario mushrooms and Pac-Man stars (Geary Morrill and "CHIMP," Art&Soul Tattoo;Kalamazoo,MI)
Old School Nintendo Piece (by Troll, Synergy Body Arts, Idaho Falls)
Old School Nintendo Piece (by Troll, Synergy Body Arts, Idaho Falls)
Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts (by Shawn, Tranceformations, Nanaimo, BC, Canada)
Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts (by Shawn, Tranceformations, Nanaimo, BC, Canada)
Link from Legend of Zelda (Studio XIII, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Link from Legend of Zelda (Studio XIII, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Final Fantasy Griever
Final Fantasy Griever
Laharl- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.("Ink" Floyd, Pins and Needles, Biddeford, MN)
Laharl- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.("Ink" Floyd, Pins and Needles, Biddeford, MN)
Mario Wind Up Toy (by Nick, Revolution studios, Omaha,NE)
Mario Wind Up Toy (by Nick, Revolution studios, Omaha,NE)
Super Mario mushrooms and Pac-Man stars (Geary Morrill and "CHIMP," Art&Soul Tattoo;Kalamazoo,MI)
Super Mario mushrooms and Pac-Man stars (Geary Morrill and "CHIMP," Art&Soul Tattoo;Kalamazoo,MI)

Computer and Internet Tattoos

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Usb (by Adrian, ImperiO, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina)"Start Love, End Hate" (by Injun Joe, Big Deluxe, Salt Lake City, Utah)Classic Apple Logo (by Steve, Outlaw Tattoo, Montgomery AL)"Tattoo Andy" in Halmstad.(by Johann, Mean Street Tattoo, College Point NY)Circuitry (Sinkin' Ink, Hamilton Ontario. Canada)
Usb (by Adrian, ImperiO, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina)
Usb (by Adrian, ImperiO, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina)
"Start Love, End Hate" (by Injun Joe, Big Deluxe, Salt Lake City, Utah)
"Start Love, End Hate" (by Injun Joe, Big Deluxe, Salt Lake City, Utah)
Classic Apple Logo (by Steve, Outlaw Tattoo, Montgomery AL)
Classic Apple Logo (by Steve, Outlaw Tattoo, Montgomery AL)
"Tattoo Andy" in Halmstad.
"Tattoo Andy" in Halmstad.
(by Johann, Mean Street Tattoo, College Point NY)
(by Johann, Mean Street Tattoo, College Point NY)
Circuitry (Sinkin' Ink, Hamilton Ontario. Canada)
Circuitry (Sinkin' Ink, Hamilton Ontario. Canada)

Scientific Tattoos

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Chemical Structure of Penicillin (by Jeff, Adrenaline, Montreal, Qc)Serotonin (Freak Tattoo, Kansas City)Science (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)DNA double helix (by Jason Donahue, Idle Hand, San Francisco, CA)Caffeine Molecule (by Bubbles, Koolsville, Woodstock IL)"DNA is life" (by Evan Gealy, Kyklops Tattoo, Pittsburgh, PA)
Chemical Structure of Penicillin (by Jeff, Adrenaline, Montreal, Qc)
Chemical Structure of Penicillin (by Jeff, Adrenaline, Montreal, Qc)
Serotonin (Freak Tattoo, Kansas City)
Serotonin (Freak Tattoo, Kansas City)
Science (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
Science (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
DNA double helix (by Jason Donahue, Idle Hand, San Francisco, CA)
DNA double helix (by Jason Donahue, Idle Hand, San Francisco, CA)
Caffeine Molecule (by Bubbles, Koolsville, Woodstock IL)
Caffeine Molecule (by Bubbles, Koolsville, Woodstock IL)
"DNA is life" (by Evan Gealy, Kyklops Tattoo, Pittsburgh, PA)
"DNA is life" (by Evan Gealy, Kyklops Tattoo, Pittsburgh, PA)

To the right and below, you will find a small handful of example of geek tattoos. Maybe these tattoo picture will give you the perfect idea for your next tattoo.

Just remember that the cool thing about tattoos is that they're personal and your own. So, besides the critic here and there, no one can really critique your tattoo except for you.

The reasons behind any tattoo are yours and yours alone, so one persons idea of a bad or stupid tattoo, may be your idea of the perfect tattoo.

And, surprisingly or not, geek tattoos are very common among the masses of gamers, computer geeks, and science nerds.

Some of the popular video game tattoos include characters and symbols from the following games.

  • Mario
  • Pac Man
  • Zelda
  • WOW (World of Warcraft)
  • Final Fantasy

Many gamers will go old school on a tattoo, getting old model Nintendo and Atari controllers and games tattooed on their body, whether it be as a part of a game tribute or just another tattoo.

Some famous movies that could be consider geeky to have as tattoos may include Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, but all of these are common tattoos, to some degree.

Other common geek tattoos, as previously mentioned, include science models, atoms, molecules, and DNA, as well as mathematic equations and forumals.

You may look at a chemical compound tattooed on someone and wonder "Why?" But, that chemical compound maybe that of a disorder or health concern that the person may suffer. Maybe that missing link on the DNA chain tells a story that is more simply put as a missing link.

In any sense, don't question the silliness or goofiness of a geek tattoo, but it may not be as obsurd as you may think.

But, at the same time, what sense is there to have a tattoo of an old school planetary model? That I'll never know, but I'm sure out there, somewhere, there's at least on person who can explain the purpose that very tattoo.

Anyway, as for geek tattoos, don't question the genius when it comes to a little HTML or famous E=mc2 formulas.

One final note...

When it comes to designing your geek tattoo

  • Have fun
  • Be crazy
  • Act smart
  • Get tattooed!

Math and Equation Tattoos

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Euler's Equation TattooLinear A -- B (by Keegan Lam, My house, Halifax)Heisenberg's Uncertainy Principle (by Gianna, Powerhouse Tattoos, Montclair, Nj)Name In Binary (by Annie, Ludicrous Ink, Aurora, OR)sacred geometryPi And Phi (by Anna, Sailor Steve´s Tatto, Visby, Gotland, Sweden)Math
Euler's Equation Tattoo
Euler's Equation Tattoo
Linear A -- B (by Keegan Lam, My house, Halifax)
Linear A -- B (by Keegan Lam, My house, Halifax)
Heisenberg's Uncertainy Principle (by Gianna, Powerhouse Tattoos, Montclair, Nj)
Heisenberg's Uncertainy Principle (by Gianna, Powerhouse Tattoos, Montclair, Nj)
Name In Binary (by Annie, Ludicrous Ink, Aurora, OR)
Name In Binary (by Annie, Ludicrous Ink, Aurora, OR)
sacred geometry
sacred geometry
Pi And Phi (by Anna, Sailor Steve´s Tatto, Visby, Gotland, Sweden)
Pi And Phi (by Anna, Sailor SteveĀ“s Tatto, Visby, Gotland, Sweden)
Math
Math

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      ChrissyDean 7 years ago

      I love the Ninetnedo Piece and the little Zelda one! I have a Final Fantasy montage. :) I have favorited you just for this hub!

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