Welcome to Geeks and Ink, where we highlight awesome tattoos based on geek culture. Tattoos are a unique way in which we express ourselves. Not only do they show off art but they often have a story or meaning behind them. Find out what these tattoos mean to these people.
Hong Kong Phooey
I was a big fan of Hanna Barbara cartoons growing up and the skill it took to actually draw the animations vs a lot of today’s cartoons that are done on the computer. Hand drawn cartoons have a certain nostalgia to them.
I have a purple and lime green Triforce tattoo that I proudly got when I became 18.
The Legend of Zelda series was one of my absolute favorite things while I was growing up. I love the games and also what the triforce stands for. It is my way of showing that my wisdom, power, and courage build upon each other to make me the strong person that I have become.
“The Hobbit” was the first fantasy/adventure story that I’d ever read. It’s what got me into pretty much everything that’s fantasy-related. In the beginning of the book, there is this simple illustration of Smaug, the dragon. That illustration is my tattoo. I had it placed on my wrist so I can see it, always, and remember that life is full of adventure-expected or otherwise.
It’s an X-Wing and a TIE Fighter in the Orion constellation done by Shane at Mos Eisley’s in Grand Rapids.
Star Wars was my first introduction into sci fi back when all I had was a VHS player. I chose the starfighters because I’ve always been fascinated by flight, and Orion because of the history and mythologies it represents. Put together it’s my two loves: history and Star Wars.
This is my Circular Gallifreyan tattoo, from Doctor Who. To make this even geekier, as many may know, circular gallifreyan is a writing system, and the quote in this tattoo is “No power in the ‘Verse can stop me.” A quote from the long-gone, but never Forgotten FOX show, Firefly.
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