Tattoos paying homage to various pieces of software are always intriguing to me. For some people software is just that-annoying-program-that-never-seems-to-do-what-I-want-when-I-click”, while for others it is part of their identity, their livelihood, or maybe just a hobby. I posted about Ivan (who recently invited me to his Windows 7 House Party) who loves Microsoft software and Google. There’s also the numerous people who get an Apple tattoo, but I warrant that’s probably more out of love for their hardware than software. There’s the guy that got the Reason tattoo, and the guy with the AutoCAD tattoo, not to mention all the video game tattoos floating around out there. Oh, and the awesome tech sleeve of Critter. ’nuff said.
But I’ll have to admit, this one caught me off guard. Tony writes in about his SAP tattoo:
The attached pictures are of my most geeky ink. I got this tattoo last August to celebrate the one year launch of SAP at my company. The launch wasn’t received positively by many people but for me- it was wonderful. I found love in a piece of software that I never saw coming. I plan on building upon my SAP tattoo collection in the future and then making a move to more recognizable “geek” ink; starting with a NES controller tattoo…!
For those that aren’t familiar, SAP is a company that makes business software. Stuff like Customer Relations Management software or Order Fulfillment, etc. Chances are many of the large companies you know use SAP. They’re the biggest software company in Europe and the 4th largest in the world. Since they’re a German company, they probably didn’t give much thought as to the acronym their name formed, but I hope Tony has given some thought as to how to explain to his date why he has the word “sap” tattooed on him. Although I’m sure that he’ll find the right person who appreciates his geeky ink (or maybe he already has!) as much as he appreciates SAP.