11 Creative Tattoos

People get tattoos for many reasons: to present their passions, to commemorate an event or just to look at pretty art. Some are to be taken seriously, and some just provide entertainment. After about five years of thinking about it, I just got my second tattoo. It wasn’t a whimsical decision, but it also doesn’t wholly represent me. It does, however, have a special meaning. And it made me think: Graphic designers, photographers and writers are a creative bunch, so they must come up with some good tattoos, right? Take a gander at these 11 tattoos and share with me some of your favorites and worsts.

On a graphic designer, of course.

Image via The Huffington Post.

I got your pen tool right here.

Image via Idyll Ramblings.

This could be the future for paperless offices.

Image via Design*Sponge.

The computer nerd’s holy trinity.

Image via The Loom blog on Discover Magazine.


Image via DeviantART.

Maybe he should marry it.

Image via Typophile.

This is acceptable – Microsoft is not.

Image via 2dayBlog.

Do people make passes at guys with tat glasses?

Image via Flickr.

Turn me on.

Image via CultureWaves.

Sad Mac tat on Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow.

Image via Boing Boing.

OK, this is only a temporary tattoo, but someone should really get it.

Image via The Red Ferret Journal.


4 Responses to 11 Creative Tattoos

  1. Sarah September 9, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    I could actually use that to-do list…

  2. Sonia September 9, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    I can’t believe some guy got glasses tattooed on his face! You can’t hide that tattoo in job interviews. I hope he has a really secure job.

  3. Jennifer September 10, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    I like this idea of getting frameworks tattooed on your arm so you’re always ready to explain a web design concept:



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