Of all the service industries, tattooing naturally seems like a good one for crazy client stories, but some of these doozies would make even the most jaded inkslinger raise their eyebrows. Read the rest
Someone should get a large tattoo that says "Don't get tattoos of living celebrities unless you have the money for a cover-up." Behold, a gallery of suddenly recontextualized ink: Read the rest
Jimmie P Rodgers shows off and describes the thinking behind his new tattoo, which provides a crib for resistor code, symbolizes the rainbow queer pride flag, and is also five inches long and can be used to measure lengths in fractions of that measure. It was designed in Processing, and Jimmy's posted the source so that you can replicate it, learn from it, tweak it and share it:
So in summary, it’s a resistor color code chart, it’s a rainbow, it’s a ruler, it’s got both the golden ratio and Tao built in, and it was written in a programming language. So it’s a meaningful tattoo that’s also useful for me beyond looking great.
(via Evil Mad Scientists
Today I stopped in at the Whitman Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library to participate in the Field Family Teen Author Series, which distributes books to teens, then brings their authors in to speak about them. The kids' librarian at the branch was the brilliant Heather Warren, who's overseen a total overhaul of the way kids' services are provided at her branch. She also has a completely awesome kids'-literature-inspired sleeve tattoo (done by Bird of the Black Vulture Gallery, which she graciously allowed me to photograph and post here. Thanks, Heather! (And thanks to the Aurora and the folks from the Fields Series and the kids who came down, too!)
Amy didn't want just any stormtrooper bicep tattoo: "I am a HUGE geek. I collect comics. I can quote Firefly. I am my friends’ and family’s personal tech support. I live my life by lessons I learned in Star Wars. In fact, I recently decided to get an epic Stormtrooper tattoo. Although I have several fantastic pieces already, I really wanted to show my geek side off to the world."