I Did It! See the Space Invader Tattoo in All Its Glory

Today at 1pm it was done. My second tattoo (my first geek tattoo), a Space Invader, was inked on my right shoulder by Dave Waugh of Jinx Proof tattoos in Georgetown. I am most pleased with the results. Have a look for yourself.

Thanks for all the responses to my call for opinions on just which Invader is the best. As anyone who has followed this can tell, I went with “the third Invader.”

As I said in my last post, it’s not that I’m a huge Space Invaders fan per se, the icon just seems to well represent the three things I was going for: gaming, retro computing, and the 80s in general — a sort of crude petroglyph found on the walls of the cave of computing history, if you will. (I know you will…)

I wonder if this will be my last tattoo…?

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16 Responses to I Did It! See the Space Invader Tattoo in All Its Glory

  1. Nightengale says:

    What up Dog. Sheesh Whiz, that’s quite a Tat! Wow! The 3rd RULES hehe, really low-down and serious. I like the petroglyph analogy. Is it really perm?

    Cheers,

    Nightengale

  2. blakespot says:

    Thanks. Indeed, that really sums it up for me:

    “a sort of crude petroglyph found on the walls of the cave of computing history”

    And yes, it’s quite permanent.

  3. Daniel says:

    Very nice.

  4. blakespot says:

    Just ran across a nice collection of geek tattoos:

    http://www.bmeink.com/geek001.html

    This one’s pretty good, as well:

    http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/07/24/now-wheres-my-cat-7-cable/

  5. blakespot says:

    That looks great! “There’s dozens of us!!”

  6. blakespot says:

    Another good link:

    http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20040720.html

    ” Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds ”

  7. Anonymous says:

    hey i got mine done in january, different design, just the outline, am planning on having another one just like yours this christmas, its awesome!

    simon

  8. rodolph says:

    woh dud, its great!!!!!

  9. Hey,

    Mind if I include on my blog?

    Ta

  10. tattoodesign says:

    Very interesting article but besides you need a tattoo design, right? Do you need a ton of ideas on how to design your own tattoo? Then look them here: http://www.tattoobody.org

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  13. Pacman Pants says:

    I have the same one but on my shoulder blade:

    http://twitter.com/Pacman_Pants

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