• Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    I actually checked to see if today was April Fool’s but, seeing as how it wasn’t and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it’s a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder. To use it you simply strap your arm to the platform (!!!) and wait for the… Read More

  • Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

    Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

    One of the startups showing their stuff at Montreal’s International Startup Festival this year is Tattoo Hero, an Ottawa-based startup building a portal on the web to help connect those looking for tattoos with the artists who can make them. The startup is taking an age-old dilemma, which is normally handled almost exclusively via word-of-mouth, and putting it online with a marketplace… Read More

  • In Photos: Handsome, timeless tattoo set

    For many people, the decision to get a certain tattoo is based on a perceived notion of timelessness – the death of a good friend or family member, your spouse(s), barbed wire, etc. – and I think this guy nailed it, too. Unless something crazy happens, like a controller that’s somehow newer than the Xbox 360 controller comes out someday. Like I said, crazy. [Deviant Art via… Read More

  • Tattoo ink monitors blood glucose levels

    Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Draper Laboratory has developed a special tattoo ink that changes colors based on a person’s blood sugar levels. As CrunchGear’s resident diabetic and as someone who lives right down the street from Draper, I’d say that I’m “quite interested” in something like this. Now I just need to think up an awesome tattoo design. Read More

  • Blue Monster guy laid-off at Microsoft

    The poor bastard who got a tattoo of the motivational “Blue Monster” has been laid off. Blue Monster Man, Dan Woodman, writes: Working at Microsoft has been the greatest experience of my life and I have no desire to forget about it. And even if I don’t get back into Microsoft right away (which is, by the way, my plan!), then I have a reminder that even outside of Microsoft… Read More

  • Duck Hunt tattoo should be discouraging, and it is

    [photopress:dhts.jpg,full,center] Normally, if I were to meet a girl with a tattoo from an NES game, I’d likely fall in love. But man, this is just mean: The Duck Hunt dog laughing. If you see this in real life, you can only assume you’re doing it wrong, because that’s what this snickering canine has come to symbolize. via Geek Stir Read More

  • Express your fanboyism with a Sony-style tattoo

    The PS3 is, it must be said, a powerful and versatile system. However, that does not really qualify it as a good tattoo subject. Flaming someone on an internet forum for hating on your console, well, that’s fanboyish, but getting Sony intellectual property permanently written on your skin? That borders on zealotry, my friend. I have a feeling it won’t be long until roving bands… Read More

  • Think you're a big man? Prove it and get an EYEBALL TATTOO

    Bodymodding isn’t really in the CG purview usually (I don’t even like the word bodymod) but we felt compelled to report this. A Mr. Pauly Unstoppable decided to have the white part of his eye changed to blue. I’m not sure if there’s an easy way to do this, but getting over 40 injections of blue ink into your freaking eyeball can’t be it. Somehow I don’t… Read More

  • Rad: Temp tattoo your to-dos on your hand

    [photopress:to_do_tattoo.jpg,full,center] So this isn’t really technology, but it’s a really geeky way to keep your to-do handy, if you’ll pardon the pun, which I hope you will. You write your list on a special piece of paper-like material and then transfer the text to your hand, just like some sort of tattoo you’d get in CrackerJacks. I’m sure somewhere… Read More

  • I don't need anymore gadgets for Christmas, thank you very much

    To be perfectly honest I haven’t thought about what I’d want for Christmas until now. Like most of us at the Gear, I’m content with the arsenal of gadgets I own. My MacBook (despite my issues with Leopard, which is probably a hardware issue, anyways) is rock solid and perfect for what I do, doesn’t need to be upgraded. My Pentax K100D Super has been my longest… Read More

  • Just nut up and do it, you mangina

    I’m of the mindset that you shouldn’t think about getting a tattoo and that you should just do it. If you begin to second guess yourself, well, then, it just won’t happen. Know what you want before hand and then just do it. Of course, you should find a good artist to begin with instead of some hack in St. Mark’s Place. It’s better to pay a bit more when… Read More

  • Zune Tattoo Guy to get more Zune tattoos, less girls

    We like the Zune series of music players. We really do. We’d like them more if they’d work on our Macs, but that’s another story. We don’t, though, like them as much as Steve Smith of Sioux City, Iowa. Steve has not one, not two, but three Zune tattoos on his body. And, now that the new Zunes are out, he’s planning on more. Our editors wanted me to speak with… Read More

  • Nerd Tats: Link

    CG writer Raj sent us in this picture of the first pass on his new Link tattoo. Raj loves him some video games and pop culutre — he even has Nightmare Before Christmas ink on his scrawny, emocized bicep. What’s next, Raj? A magic mushroom under your eye in honor of all the Marios you killed in prison? Read More

  • Presenting the BSOD Tattoo

    I’m not sure why anyone would want to get this tattoo, but someone did. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for geeky tattoos (I’m considering a 20-sided die somewhere), but this is a Windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death, n00b). I don’t understand. Maybe it’s pro-Windows, maybe it’s anti-Windows, or maybe that abject confusion is the point? Either way… Read More

  • Fake Tattoos For The Macho Nerd

    Nerds being macho. Right. Never gonna happen, but you can always pretend to be tough! Why not pick up a set of these geek tattoos available from Archie McPhee? You’ll get 16 of silliest, geekiest rub-on tattoos available. All the classics are there, including “Pwn3d!!!”, “w00t!”, and “”. If these don’t bag you a blind, 400-pound chick… Read More

  • Suicide Girls Get iPhoned

    Oh geez, oh geez. It’s no secret that I love girls and that I love tattoos, so when you put the two together, I’m in heaven. SuicideGirls have been around for a few years tantalizing us with hot girls with even hotter tattoos and piercings. I just wish they hadn’t made wallpapers for just the iPhone. It really bums me out, but those of you with tattooed-girl fetishes and… Read More

  • Keep a Lid On It

    I’m not exactly flipping my lid here, but Toilet Tattoos isn’t just potty talk. In my bathroom the lid is always up and it drives my girlfriend crazy. The toilet lid is not exactly a place where I expected to see art but hey, why not? Toilet Tattoos come in different styles and themes, including a line for potty training (just a little late for me).
    They are hygienic, removable and… Read More