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Enigma Machine Tattoo

Ross writes in:

This is a tattoo I designed based on the wiring diagram from the Enigma Machine that was supposedly uncrackable, and used to encode messages during the second world war. The British mathematician, Alan Turing, cracked the code.

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Soundwave and Rumble Are (on her) Back!

Rachel says she got the tattoos you see above because she’s been in love with Transformers since she was “a wee little girl”. She thinks Soundwave is the biggest badass of them all and says Rumble is the one she most personally identifies with. She pointed out that she went with the old school “boxy” style instead of the newer style. I think old school is always the right way to go, especially when it comes to the classics like Transformers.

Tattoos done by Adam Rosenthal at Th’ink Tank Tattoo.

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Velociraptor Foot Tattoo

Hello, my name’s Lexxi. My geeky tattoo is of a velociraptor skull. I saw the brontosaurus and just had to submit my dino tattoo! I got this because I loved velociraptors as a child and wanted to commemorate that with a tattoo. For the longest time when I was younger I wanted to work as a paleontologist. I’m planning on getting another skull on my other foot.

Tattoo was done at PussyKat Parlor Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV by Brett.

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Geek-Mech Leg Sleeve

If you love computers, industrial art, gears, and tattoos then you get a tattoo like this. This well done detailed geek/mech leg sleeve was dong by Greu at Mean Machine Tattoo in Tampa, FL. The owner is Eric Smith.

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If You Only Knew The Power of The Darth Thigh

Chelsea’s the proud owner of the Darth Vader thigh tattoo you see above. She got it from Liesje at The Tattooed Heart in New Zealand. Why Darth Vader you ask? “Darth Vader is pretty much the coolest fictional character ever”, she says.

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StickMenWar Screensaver Tattoo

Not only are screen-savers great for preventing images from getting burnt into your CRT display, they also make good tattoos!

Back in 2004, Mike wrote a popular screen-saver called StickMenWar. After a quarter of a million downloads, he decided to get a tattoo to commemorate it.

Stick figures inked by Justin at Red Sky Tattoo.

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Paul’s Hellboy Comic Tattoo

Paul sent in his (slightly blurry, but still awesome) Hellboy comic tattoos.

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Cacodemon!

When I first opened the photo of Rich’s tattoo I felt an urge to switch to my chaingun and start firing. For those old school FPS gamers this baddie is probably ingrained in your subconscious. But for those that haven’t been around that long: it’s a Cacodemon from the old school Doom games. When you see this guy you want to shoot him as quickly as you can. The Cacodemon that is, not Rich. Oh man, I hope nobody accidentally shoots Rich.

Tattoo by Brian of Ink Spot in Linden, NJ.

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Enterprise on the Starboard Side

Allard shares his Starship Enterprise tattoo, but didn’t share any additional info on it. Bad Allard.

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Braden’s Epic Triforce Back Tattoo

We’re back just in time for Triforce Tuesday, and an epic one it is. Braden has been sending in shots of his Triforce back piece as he’s gotten it over the past few months. He said he’s always wanted a gamer nerd tattoo, but wanted something with meaning. The Power/Wisdom/Courage triad of the triforce plus the timeless design sealed his decision. A couple of in-progress shots below and a bonus 1-up mushroom tattoo he has on his wrist.

Inked by Michael Horton at Tattoo Machine in Puyallup, WA.

Triforce Tuesday is the result of everybody sending in triforce related tattoos. They’re popular and I want to showcase some of the better ones. If you’ve got a triforce related tattoo, send it in and see if you make the cut for Triforce Tuesday.

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