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Date: 06/11/10 03:36 PM

115 Responses to 9 Geeky Science Nerd Tattoos [Pics]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Link: 9 Geeky Science Nerd Tattoos - Why not show everyone how geeky and pretentious you are with a cool sciencey tat.
  2. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Someone please explain the giraffe in flames
  3. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    no fair we have to witness guy nipples whilst the female versions are banned on IAB, this is a dratkkin outrage
  4. Profile photo of badname_001
    badname_001 Female 18-29
    130 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    isn`t it pretentious to assume they are pretentious based off of a science tattoo? (<3 my occams razor tat)
  5. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
    2028 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    So apparently the binary tattoo translates to "peaceful frustration."
  6. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    The first binary one spells out "Peaceful Frustration".
  7. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    :`(


    ...


    Why is the giraffe on fire?
  8. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    I have come to the conclusion that IAB is sexist...no wait not just IAB the whole freeeking world is sexist. why are male nipples being singled out especially since they are clearly the most ugly of the 2 genders nipples, I vote for more female nipples in mainstream society
  9. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    PS mr twidget you are weird get a girlfriend please (apologies if you already have a hot geeky GF)
  10. Profile photo of Smileyguy1
    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
    124 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Okay #5 is well thought of.
  11. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    lol`d at the giraffe...and i want #9
  12. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    "Why is the giraffe on fire?"

    Probably an art major. Google Salvador Dali.
  13. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    I love the last one!! The dna unzipping would be cooler if it didn`t just at ATCG in squares, but they actually drew them out xD
  14. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    @kinky_afr0

    Thank you? I am in fact married, somehow, but @gandhi172 beat me to the punch on the translation anyway.
  15. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    EdiMesic, it`s from a Dali painting called "The Burning Giraffe", awesome painting
  16. Profile photo of DiegoDeFuego
    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
    239 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Looks like ponyta finally hit that growth spurt
  17. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    For reference, guys, the binary on that guy`s side reads: PeacefulFrustration
  18. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    395 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    Some of those are really nice.
  19. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    I like the second one.
  20. Profile photo of Lamiacraor
    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
    231 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    The second picture is not a tattoo, but it is Henna. It is too blurry to be a tattoo.
    I love all of the tattoos though, they are wonderful!
  21. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    the second one is just marker
  22. Profile photo of juggalotus
    juggalotus Male 18-29
    18 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Finwicket-

    Actually its henna. My wife is really into Indian culture and she is always doing henna tattoos on her hands.
  23. Profile photo of betardfooser
    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    fail. (sorry Fancy)... the second one is plant dye called henna, I`m sure you`ve heard of it...
  24. Profile photo of betardfooser
    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    The speedy ninja beat me to it...
  25. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    I think mine is nice, but since I am not on the InterTubeNetWeb I can not show it. But it is a square. Visualize...
  26. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    Art & Science/Philosophy one is awesome
  27. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Binary reads: "peaceful frustration"
  28. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    The henna one (#2) is beautiful. She should make it a permanent one and get it inked
  29. Profile photo of necrobitch
    necrobitch Female 18-29
    467 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    HOLY drat
    the illuminati style writing is AWESOME
  30. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    so what would an employer say (seriously this time)?
  31. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    well, the third one isn`t a nerd, otherwise he would know where on his chest his heart is..
  32. Profile photo of rushian
    rushian Female 13-17
    50 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    The "Art & Science"/"Philosophy" one is awesome.
  33. Profile photo of mattocho
    mattocho Male 18-29
    21 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    i want #7 !!!
  34. Profile photo of ngfan
    ngfan Male 13-17
    27 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Giraffe on fire = badass
  35. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    well, the third one isn`t a nerd, otherwise he would know where on his chest his heart is.. Looks about right to me... Could maybe be a bit higher.
  36. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Binary reads: "peaceful frustration"
  37. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    "well, the third one isn`t a nerd, otherwise he would know where on his chest his heart is.."

    actually, the heart is really more in the center of the chest than far to the left. :)
  38. Profile photo of xVegettoTGx
    xVegettoTGx Male 18-29
    180 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    If the Pokemon Rapidash evolved, it would be a flaming giraffe.
  39. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9258 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    #2 is cool.
  40. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    The Apollonian gasket and the D20 on the hand are beautiful.
  41. Profile photo of Blackhart
    Blackhart Male 18-29
    10 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    @D3rAng3d
    Close but it reads "PeacefulFrustration" there is no space "00100000" and it is a capital p and f.
  42. Profile photo of bmh
    bmh Female 18-29
    248 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Philosophy one is awesome
  43. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    "so what would an employer say (seriously this time)?"

    about tattoos? depends... I have a binary half-sleeve on my upper right arm, and some geometry and MC escher stuff on the lower of the same arm.

    Covered them up for my first serious interview and once i was hired i didn`t care. Employer didn`t care either, i work in the IT field and everyone thought they where neat. When meeting customers/execs/people that matter for the first time i usually cover them up so there`s no prejudice just because i have tattoos... People are always interested in them after getting to know me.

    I`ve also experienced the other end where people think your daft just because you have tattoos.
  44. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    flaming giraffe?
  45. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
    480 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    @bailyabb: It`s from a salvador dali painting called "The Burning Giraffe".
  46. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    that art&science/philosophy one is realy neat... what does the binary one say?
  47. Profile photo of Protagoris
    Protagoris Male 18-29
    38 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    It`s not "illuminati" writing. It`s called an Ambigram. Dan Brown did not invent it either (just to be (facetious). There`s actually programs on the internet to write those for you that you can then buy and have tattooed. They`re actually quite neat.

    Also, why can`t anyone read the comments before commenting? There`s like a million people both answering and asking about the binary and the giraffe.

    I kind of like the ripped skin one. A lot of times people get those and it shows either what would be there or machinery or something, which when done well is neat, but I think showing under your skin what you "are" in this sense is... compelling.
  48. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    whats with the flaming giraffe?
  49. Profile photo of LadyIsis
    LadyIsis Female 18-29
    403 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    the second one looks like henna, not a real tattoo
    otherwise, some of these are really cool
  50. Profile photo of adamrwin
    adamrwin Male 13-17
    9 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    awesome
  51. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    #2 could be henna (brown/black paste put on hand for couple of hours, then leaves a mark for around 2 weeks.
  52. Profile photo of taxicab2004
    taxicab2004 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    i dont get the burning giraffe..
  53. Profile photo of SarahColleen
    SarahColleen Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    the art & science flipped to be philosophy might be my favorite tattoo ive ever seen
  54. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    I want
  55. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    haha i feel like opie might be one of these...
  56. Profile photo of rbt_food
    rbt_food Male 18-29
    322 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    wait, why is that giraffe on fire?
  57. Profile photo of grahamm
    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    ILLUMINATUS
  58. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    The second one looks a little like henna and the fifth one is beautiful, possibly the most creative tattoo I`ve ever seen.
  59. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    the guy in number 5 looks like he got (or did himself) some scarification
  60. Profile photo of nofatchicks
    nofatchicks Male 18-29
    257 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    those r really cool
  61. Profile photo of CrystalKU
    CrystalKU Female 18-29
    20 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    The burning giraffe is from a Salvador Dali painting called "the burning giraffe". Pretty cool. I like the books and the double helix.
  62. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 12:43 am
    What exactly is #9?
  63. Profile photo of togoth
    togoth Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am
    whats wrong with 6? salsvador dali is cool.
  64. Profile photo of Ninja-Nerd
    Ninja-Nerd Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am
    5th is awesome, not going to lie.
  65. Profile photo of ElorasBlade
    ElorasBlade Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:16 am
    In case anyone is curious, the first one is binary, and translated it says: Peaceful Frustration.


    Yes, I did type it all out and decode it. I just have that kind of time.
  66. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:58 am
    Wow I love the `art and science/philosophy` 1!

  67. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 1:59 am
    Those may actually be the 9 most pretentious tattoos I`ve ever seen. true story. Except the giraffe actually. That was cool.
  68. Profile photo of Sandy312
    Sandy312 Female 18-29
    159 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 2:00 am
    "In case anyone is curious, the first one is binary, and translated it says: Peaceful Frustration."

    lol I was just about to ask if anyone knew what that meant : P
  69. Profile photo of TxTnViolence
    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
    197 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 2:02 am
    arts & science tattoo is bad ass
  70. Profile photo of Autumn_Roses
    Autumn_Roses Female 18-29
    33 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 2:18 am
    Two of my guy friends got dragon ball z tattoos...I think It looks kind of like a pizza....
  71. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:26 am
    Tats are for dicks. How often did you change your mind about your favourite song? I rest my case. That sh*t`s forever.
  72. Profile photo of Bananananana
    Bananananana Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:45 am
    ...am I the only one who didn`t understand the giraffe on fire tatoo?
    How is that geeky?
    Or.. relevant to anything? ever?
  73. Profile photo of PunchFace
    PunchFace Male 18-29
    29 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 4:40 am
    I dunno davymid, I have 5, got them over the last 5 years, and I don`t regret any of them. Even if I regret the tattoo itself in the future, It`s knowing that, at the time, it was important to me that I want to remember
  74. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 4:43 am
    "...am I the only one who didn`t understand the giraffe on fire tatoo?
    How is that geeky?
    Or.. relevant to anything? ever?"

    It`s a famous painting. Heres a link to a pic.
    Burning giraffe
  75. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 4:46 am
    "Tats are for dicks. How often did you change your mind about your favourite song? I rest my case. That sh*t`s forever."

    Doubt it. For every win there is a ton of fail, but I have seen some beautifully done tats. the technique is an artform really. And what about people who get the name of a deceased love one or other meaningful tat?

    Personally, their not something I want on my hide, but really, no need to be a dick about it. :\
  76. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:44 am
    Man - Davymid, personally speaking as someone who has a very large back tattoo,the only regret I have is I can`t fit anymore on it! Honestly, some of the xtreme mods are far worse than a well done tattoo!
  77. Profile photo of RexBanner
    RexBanner Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:46 am
    6# FTW
  78. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 6:16 am
    #2 looked like it was done by a tan sharpie...
  79. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:47 am
    "...am I the only one who didn`t understand the giraffe on fire tatoo?"

    Spoken like a true art heathen. Dali is awesome.

    And I *love* some of those tattoos...#7 & 9 in particular...
  80. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:50 am
    The Art&Science/Philosophy one is the best.
  81. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:01 am
    The Art&Science/Philosophy one is the best.
    ditto!
  82. Profile photo of Emazuelle
    Emazuelle Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:04 am
    Number 2 is done in henna. It`s a temporary tattoo... Well done though.
  83. Profile photo of lllBorislll
    lllBorislll Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:14 am
    First Tattoo translated in text is - Peaceful Frustration
  84. Profile photo of iiiihatejmac
    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 8:37 am
    wtf. the one with the books is the worst
  85. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 10:09 am
    @iiiihatejmac

    :O Is not! Go books! Woo! Is she using the Dewey Decimal Classification system or Library of Congress? Or is it her own private classification scheme! She`s so crazy :D Yay books
  86. Profile photo of Queen-Neve
    Queen-Neve Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 11:24 am
    GOD ! i love the heart !
  87. Profile photo of louisecstasy
    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    the girafe on fire is facinating :P
  88. Profile photo of DiegoDeFuego
    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    The bottom part of the guy in the last pictures back reminds me of the really slow talking four legged things off of mass effect. forgot the name.
  89. Profile photo of nckf55
    nckf55 Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    louisecstasy: the girafe on fire is facinating :P

    wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_Giraffe
  90. Profile photo of 42467
    42467 Male 18-29
    743 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    art&scifike?
  91. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    how is number two geeky?
  92. Profile photo of iLuvSkaters
    iLuvSkaters Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Sorry for my ignorance, but what does the first tattoo mean?
  93. Profile photo of -acceptance-
    -acceptance- Male 18-29
    165 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    Cmon, its just awsome.
  94. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    what would a college/school do if a student tattood notes onto themselves?
  95. Profile photo of izzielee
    izzielee Female 18-29
    94 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    im in love with the heart tattoo
  96. Profile photo of Trollinhomes
    Trollinhomes Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    9 is super... awsome
  97. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    i wonder if u read the first one if you can travel back in time... also how is a flaming giraffe nerdy?
  98. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 12:25 am
    I think I found it!, flaming giraffe is sciencey because if you`re a PhD in zoology, you probably wanna see how to crossbreed giraffes and charizard from pokemon!
  99. Profile photo of Kobrazorz
    Kobrazorz Male 13-17
    28 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 6:30 am
    The flaming giraffe is for art nerds, it`s from a Dalí painting.
  100. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 7:57 am
    i love nerd tattoos. i wanna go talk to people about em.
  101. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 8:12 am
    For me, 7 had the potential to be the best. However, they should have altered the tone inside the "rip" a little to distinguish it from the surrounding skin. Still cool though.
  102. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 11:38 am
    science&art then philosophy blew my mind. unreal
  103. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    still horrible!
  104. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    there should be some sort of early intervention for these people
  105. Profile photo of Chola
    Chola Female 18-29
    56 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Gerry, why are their tattoos considered stupid by you? Because you don`t understand them? At least these people are putting something that their passionate about rather than a "oh I`m 18" butterfly or something equally useless. They`re more interesting than most tattoos I see.
  106. Profile photo of FeistyAni
    FeistyAni Female 18-29
    106 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    I was like WHOA science and art / philosophy :D
  107. Profile photo of evlmnkyninja
    evlmnkyninja Female 13-17
    173 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Obviously that guy put his heart tattoo in the wrong place.
    Smarty pants? I think not!
    Ha ha!
    I caught thee, young sir.
    Your trickery will not fool us all.
  108. Profile photo of rawryness
    rawryness Female 13-17
    111 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    #2 just looks like marker...
  109. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 1:38 am
    Eeee! The flaming giraffe is from my favorite Salvador Dali painting. <3 I love it.

    See it here
  110. Profile photo of trelina
    trelina Female 18-29
    249 posts
    June 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    i feel bad for the tattoo artist that had to do the first one. that must have been extremely boring.
  111. Profile photo of CVizzle
    CVizzle Male 18-29
    74 posts
    June 16, 2010 at 1:25 am
    The binary one translates to, "Peaceful Frustration" cool
  112. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
    163 posts
    June 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    @ #8, in the future: Grammy, why you got sammiches drawed on your arm?
  113. Profile photo of AmberMichele
    AmberMichele Female 13-17
    68 posts
    June 16, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Mayn. These are EPIC!
  114. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Binary reads: "peaceful frustration"
  115. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Binary reads: "peaceful frustration"

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