Tattoos used to be taboo. Actually, even today, there are certain people and sectors which do not really look kindly upon the tattooed person. A vestige of negativity still remains when it comes to tattoos. You have to admit, tattoos can make a person look a little more dangerous, a little more reckless than the average. Still, tattoos are more acceptable these days than they were, say, 10 years ago.
Just as the perception of people regarding tattoos has changed over the years, the kinds of tattoos that people get have also evolved. It used to be that we saw flowers, names of loved ones, gang signs, tongues sticking out, naked women, etc. all the time. Now, we have a new “breed” of tattoos – geeky ones!
The trend is for whiz kids to lift “cool” symbols off their textbooks and diagrams and bring them to life by using them as images in tattoos. Take a look at that picture above, courtesy of The Telegraph. It’s the widely known symbol for the USB, tattooed on the arm of some guy. And the USB symbol is not the only tattoo that you would see these days! Don’t be surprised if you see guys (and gals) wearing tattoos of the equation for Pi, binary codes (probably representing something significant to the wearer), and even the Apple logo.
I think it’s brilliant, and I love the idea! I am not tattooed myself but if I were to get one, I think that I should get a geek tatt. What symbol would YOU choose?