Tattoo Link of the Week 4: Geek Tattoos

Tattoos make most people look tougher. Even the stereotypical ‘I Love Mom’ tattoo, which indicates a certain propensity for heartfelt emotion, is associated with big, violent guys in leather jackets. That’s why we found this Flickr pool of geeky tattoos particularly interesting. (A Flickr pool is like an album that any member of the pool can contribute to.)

The above tattoo is Captain Haddock from the comic strip (and later animated series) The Adventures of Tin Tin. From Super Mario to Star Wars, these geeks truly identify with the pop culture paraphernalia for which they were once picked on.

While characters from geeky shows, movies, and video games are abundant in this Flickr pool, there’s one classical geek symbol largely absent from its photos: the dragon. Ever since Dunegons & Dragons was published in 1974, there has been no mythical creature that better personifies geekdom. To this day, a dragon poster is an unmistakable warning sign for those afraid of nerd culture. If you’d like to show off your true geekdom without a flesh wound from a tattoo gun, try our dragon temporary tattoos. There’s no better way to scare off normal people than to explain why you identify more with the Chromatic Dragon Tiamat than any of the other first edition dragons. (Trust us, we know). Use blog15 to save 15% on your next purchase! Shipping is always free in the United States (minimum online order is only $10).

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