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The 30 Best (And Worst) Web Tech Tattoos

Love Linux? Love your Mac? No you don’t – not like the hundreds of people out there with Apple and Tux tattoos. But even then, that’s not hard core – it’s not like Apple is just a Web 2.0 darling du jour.

You want devotion? Then how about a permanent reminder of a perhaps-soon-to-be forgotten piece of the ever-changing Web. We say go for it! It’s only going be there for forever… or as long as it takes for your skin to heal and you can get it covered up with something else.

This is Lynn LaVallee’s monument to the composition of the Web: “I’m a Web engineer,” she explained to the L.A. Times, “so the tattoo represents the proper separation layers of a Web document. The first file is the structural layer – which is the house. The second is the presentational layer – CSS – and the third is the behavioral layer, which is JavaScript.”




Farmville Hot Rod Tractor


Remember back in 2008 when pictures of what was probably the very first Twitter tattoo – a Fail Whale – started circulating on the Web? That was a guy who goes by the name of Critter. He’s actually on a bigger mission than just Twitter. He’s trying to sleeve his entire right leg in tech-related logos. Top row, left to right: Fail Whale and twhirl, Seesmic, Freezer Burns. Bottom row: Old-school Adobe Cold Fusion logo, Adobe AIR, TriOut.



Fork Bomb


Android/BlackBerry App World

@BaltimoreMD Fail Whale, Reddit Alien, Free Wi-Fi

Want more? Geekytattoos.com is a good place to start. Got your own geek ink you want to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

Lead photo: fiatlux. Lynn LaVallee: jayzombie. RSS: gorillasushi, bestdamntech, creepysleepy. WordPress/Drupal: bakershours.com, vegasgeek, Dries Buytaert. Google: ivanmor, growabrain, mezdeathhead. Farmville Hot Rod Tractor: geekytattoos.com. @critter: digitalpapercuts, korneliuz, freezerburns.com, critterscode.com, trioutnc.com. Rackspace/Cisco: MarJor24, simonov, geekologie.com. Fork Bomb: silveiraneto. Firefox/Safari: liveneedle.com, fisherwy.blogspot.com, bmezine.com. Android/BlackBerry App World: ivanmor, gadgets.boingboing.net, blindfutur3. @BaltimoreMD Fail Whale, Reddit Alien, Free Wi-Fi: supeertakai, urdb.org, geekytattoos.com.

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