I knew there had to be other tattoos out there that were geek themed or inspired. I put the word out on Twitter that I wanted to feature geek inspired tattoos and got several responses. I'll start featuring them one by one here as they are too awesome to be squished into one post.
@shawnrhill) with his kicking Stargate turtle tattoo. Seeing a photo of this tattoo was actually how I first started talking to Shawn because I have a very big love for Stargate (particularly SG-1). The attention to detail really got me; I had attempted to draw a Stargate a few times and all the glyphs made me lose focus immediately.
How long have you had it?
I've had the tattoo almost a year now, it took a total of 13 hours (3 visits with 2-3 weeks in between).
What's the story behind the tattoo?
I love Stargate and all things SciFi. My son loves turtles/tortoises and various cultures believe the earth in on the back of a giant turtle making its way through the cosmos (which kind of fits the Stargate theme as well). So I merged the ideas into a Stargate Turtle Tattoo. There is a small Celtic Knot in the middle button to tie in my Celtic Heritage. The Stargate Turtle is the beginning of what will one day evolve into a Sci-Fi full sleeve. I'm still working out the details on it but right now its leaning towards a tribute to Sci-Fi travel, the ships of Sci-Fi. Things like Babylon 5, DS9, Star Furies, Star Trek ships, X-Wings, Buck Rogers ship, etc... How to tie all those together in a cohesive tattoo is the hard part and is something I'm working on over the rest of the year to see what I can come up with.
Did you get any flak from loved ones for it?
I didn't catch any flak over this tattoo, most of my family can't believe I went through with it but gave me no flak once I did. All my friends (internet and IRL) love it.
Any future geeky tattoos planned?
Check out more photos of Shawn's tattoo here. He also has a beautiful tattoo on the other arm of Bob's Her Uncle by Tyson McAdoo, check out those photos too!
I have a handful of people to feature, but always looking for me. If you have a tattoo based on anything geek, please email me. I'll need a photo, and I'll ask just a few questions.