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Getting Inked for Tux at OSCON

timothy posted more than 6 years ago | from the mama-with-a-heart-is-so-last-century dept.

Linux 108

OSCON isn't just a gathering for talks on topics like Creating Location-aware Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform and fightin' words from the stage; it's also an excuse for some interesting social gatherings, like this year's Community Choice awards (organized and sponsored by the corporate overlords at SourceForge, as you might recall, and with Slashdot's own special category), at which, among other festive activities, attendees were offered the chance to get open-source-related tattoos. There are shots of some of these up on the SourceForge Community pages, and — with some overlap — even more in this set at Flickr. (My pasty bicep^h^h^h^h^h shoulder is the one now adorned with a circled head of a happy Tux ala IBM; I was expecting it to hurt more than it actually did.) Anyone with techie tattoos, please disclose below.

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posty frist (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24410841)

Frosty piss.

Welcome to teh Social. (1, Interesting)

twitter (104583) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412139)

A regretted and badly edited tatoo [bayimg.com] seen on bayimg's zune tag [bayimg.com] .

Re:Welcome to teh Social. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24412183)

Yuck, I got some twitter on my eye.

Re:Welcome to teh Social. (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24412631)

Maybe you should try swallowing next time.

Pretty Fly (2, Funny)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#24410849)

Now he's getting a tattoo yeah
he's getting ink done
He asks for a 13
but they drew a 31!
Friends say he's trying too hard and he's not quite hip
But in his own mind he's the
he's the dopest trick

Re:Pretty Fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24410997)

Man, if the English language was a horse, it'd be *WAY* past dead by the time you finished beating it with your mangled version of it.

Re:Pretty Fly (1)

martinw89 (1229324) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411057)

I almost got a chuckle, but by the end of your mangled sentence the English language was way past dead by you beating it with your mangled version of it :(

Re:Pretty Fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411253)

Way to miss the reference. *WHOOSH*

Re:Pretty Fly (1)

stickystyle (799509) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414797)

It's song lyrics. 'Pretty fly (for a white guy)' to be exact, and it doesn't need to have prefect structure while it's being sung.

Re:Pretty Fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24416641)

you realize that he's quoting a song by The Offspring, right?

Re:Pretty Fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24419789)

You know this is an Offspring song right?

fuck off nigger (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24410851)

I have "Slippery When Wet" tattooed on my left buttock.
I'm a guy.
Also fuck you with a heart with "mama" in it. My mother died while giving birth to me.

Re:fuck off windows (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24413297)

I got MS tattooed on my dick, and you're all about to be fucked!

I got Zune tattoos (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24410869)

You've probably seen my photo around [engadgetmobile.com] , but I'm trying to get them removed now.

Re:I got Zune tattoos (1)

iknowcss (937215) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412269)

Your face. It's priceless.

Please tell me you're joking... (4, Informative)

kclittle (625128) | more than 6 years ago | (#24410911)

... in 25 years, your body-art will be as timely as the "Primos Rules" tattoo I have.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Insightful)

spoco2 (322835) | more than 6 years ago | (#24410949)

Indeed, I feel sorry for these people who get tattoos like this.

Oooh, look what geek cred I have, I have open source logos on me. Except that the penguin has never been anything but, well, pretty lame really.

And then add to the the speed of progress in the tech world, and you've got yourself a permanent reminder of how narrow focused you happened to be at one point in your life.

Fast forward 10 years or so and you have so many other things that you are interested in, and you can see how foolish it may have been to be SO consumed by an operating system for pete's sake.

You'll regret it... yes you will.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Interesting)

KGIII (973947) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411089)

Actuallly I really enjoyed checking out some of the ink done at this site:

Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoos [sciencetattoo.com]

I have just one tat and it is on my shoulder and not really geeky at all. It's just a Greatful Dead "Steal Your Face" tat that I have had since I was about 16.

(Oh - and someone fix this window size please? I hate trying to post in idle just because of this.)

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Funny)

martinw89 (1229324) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411099)

But it's not an operating system, it's my whole life! See, I won't regret it.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

John Courtland (585609) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411409)

Why shit on their parade? If it's that obvious that they're going to regret it, what point does it serve to comment on it? Let them have their fun, it doesn't hurt you any.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (4, Insightful)

spoco2 (322835) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411739)

Because if no-one points out the folly in doing this when others do it, but just heap praise on them, well, others are likely to do the same thing.

Then you have even more people who wish they maybe should have thought a bit longer about getting something so topical inked onto their body for life.

If comments like this make just a few people think 'oh... hmmm, yeah, maybe I won't still think Linux is the centre of the universe in 10 years', and perhaps just get themselves a nice t-shirt or something, then my work here is done.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24412051)

Linux doesn't always have to be important for their "tux" tattoo to have personal meaning.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24412661)

Bullshit. You just assume that everyone who gets a tat in their 20s is going to regret it later on. When they're old. Like you.

Your work will never be done until you get the last kid off your lawn.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Insightful)

spoco2 (322835) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412937)

Yeah, that was a well thought out response pulling on all available knowledge, bravo sir.

Did I say all tats? No
Did I even state any kind of age at which getting one of these tats is foolhardy? No
Do you know how old I am? Well, maybe, it's not hard to find out, but I would say, no.

I'm not going to say that everyone who gets a tat in their 20s will regret it, but I am going to say a lot will, especially with the numbers who get ridiculously fleeting things like company logos inked into their flesh.

Band names are another great one for this. "Oh, yeah, well, I did like Metallica X years ago, not so much now, but erm, yeah, I have their name across my back"

People don't seem to think about how they're going to feel about what they get inked on themselves later in life. People get the most ridiculous little in jokes and the like inked on themselves and then regret it only months later because the novelty of that joke has gone.

Get something you will never tire of, something to do with your heritage, your deep life philosophy, your kids... something that isn't fleeting.

Not Tux, not a Zune logo, not Super Mario, really... try and imagine having some hindsight.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414489)

A Zune logo is pretty dumb, but something like Tux or Mario do have a lot of significance already. Mario is just an icon in his own right, and a big part of gaming history. Tux perhaps isn't very well recognised outside of geek circles, but MS are going to be remembered for centuries to come as the company to drive home computing forward (in a pretty crappy way, but they have done some slight good in amongst all the bad). Linux looks like it's going to be the thing to get us out of the mire and drive computing forward once more.. and that has a lot of meaning to some of us.

Personally I wouldn't get a Tux tattoo though, it's pretty tacky ;) I have never been able to think of a tat design that I'd probably still find cool in 20 years, so I haven't bothered so far.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

jeebusroxors (812064) | more than 6 years ago | (#24415255)

'Band names are another great one for this. "Oh, yeah, well, I did like Metallica X years ago, not so much now, but erm, yeah, I have their name across my back"'

Or perhaps they can look at it and say, "Oh, yea, that's from a time in my life when I liked Metallica. Thoooose were the daaaays'.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

polle404 (727386) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413483)

I am inked.

i can only recomend it, BUT...

only if you plan it ahead. very far ahead.

getting drunk and waking up with a nekked chick tattooed on your arm is not the way.

However, if you find/design/create something you want, think it over for a while, and then get it done, why not?
My first ink took me 7 years to get done, i found a design, changed it so that i fitted my desires, and put it on the wall near my computer at home.
I looked at it for almost 7 years, before i was sure, not only that i wanted a tattoo, but that i still liked the design.

so what if Tux isn't the logo for Linux in 10 years? the 'lil fella most likely still represent a significant period of your life, and should not be forgotten?
that would be like stopping listening to your favorite music, because the composer/band doesn't exist anymore?

nah, get a tattoo of what you would like it to be, but as a holder of a geek-license, you're required to think it over first.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413855)

at least the last one isnt't male...

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411845)

you're right mom, can I go now?

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Informative)

morari (1080535) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413927)

I've been in the business for almost twenty years now, and I could not agree more. Of course, this is also true for a lot of things: the name of your lover, a favorite band, etc. I always get a laugh out of the guys that walk in and immediately want to show off their pre-existing stuff with "I got this one in prison". Of course, when you have so many scratchers out there that just want to take your money, it's not hard to see why people make poor decisions and end up with poorly done work.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

Binder (2829) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414011)

Well, if we look back 10 years at someone who got a tattoo of tux...

Linux is quickly closing on 20 years, and is likely to keep going for quite some time yet.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

doti (966971) | more than 6 years ago | (#24415277)

For a logo that represents a product (even an Free one), you may be right. People do have to think that they will have if for their lives, and that's something. You can't do it for impulse, it has to be a matured decision.

That's why I got a GNU tattoo [googlepages.com] . It's not about the GNU system, but about the whole Free Software movement. It won't die. Even if 30 years from now I'm completely away from the scene, or it's still an important part of my life, and it represents important ideals for me.

I'm also considering a Quake III logo. Yes, it's dated. I hardly play it anymore. But it represents something for me. Memories, friends, a great period of my life, etc.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (2, Insightful)

rossturk (975354) | more than 6 years ago | (#24418859)

I got my tux tattoo about 8 years ago, and had it touched up with the rest of these folks (actually, earlier on in the day because I had to MC the party.)

I think it's still as timely now as it was when I got it, and I think that if 30 years go by I'll always remember how important Linux was to me during this time in my life. If it weren't for my exposure to Linux, I probably wouldn't have become a sysadmin when I was a kid, I probably wouldn't have become a developer in my twenties, and I wouldn't be the community manager for SourceForge.net today. I hardly think that's a narrow focus.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

nimbius (983462) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411045)

look at it this way, depending on how the novell/ms deal plays out, you could end up an avid microsoft supporter in the distant future

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

wmbetts (1306001) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411047)

So in 25 years you won't like your cousins?

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

antic (29198) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411075)

I wish I had an Amazon affiliate code because "So, you got a penguin tattoo, what now?" would be a perfect recommendation.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

exley (221867) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411233)

... in 25 years, your body-art will be as timely as the "Primos Rules" tattoo I have.

Is that because "Primus" was misspelled, or because you just aren't as big a fan of the band anymore? :)

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

dfn_deux (535506) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412039)

Not sure if you are joking, but I believe he was referring to the now defunct OS, "Primos", which had short lived popularity in the 80s.

Also, I believe the slogan for the band Primus is/was, "Primus Sucks"...

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

chikanamakalaka (218733) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411269)

... in 25 years, your body-art will be as timely as the "Primos Rules" tattoo I have.

Who or what is Primos???

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

wmbetts (1306001) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411383)

Primo is spanish for male cousin, but like the guy pointed out below he misspelled Primus.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411433)

The car or the music band?

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (4, Informative)

kclittle (625128) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411555)

Yes, yes, rub it in... I'm old! :)
Primos was the operating system for Prime Computer's line of minicomputers. They had a few years of fame as the first mini with disk-backed virtual memory. Then DEC cleaned their clock with VMS and the VAXen.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

jollyhockysticks (799569) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413441)

PRIMOS was the OS used by Optimus Prime, this can be confirmed by checking the original high level language Primos was written in - FORTRAN(sformers) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRIMOS [wikipedia.org]

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

mr_da3m0n (887821) | more than 6 years ago | (#24421025)

>Then DEC cleaned their cocks with VMS and the VAXen.
At least that's how I read that.

Strangely, It enhances the post significantly.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411379)

... in 25 years, your body-art will be as timely as the "Primos Rules" tattoo I have.

Exactly. I mean, I lean on the side of the vast majority of tattoos are lame anyway (though I have seen some I like), but how pathetic a life do you have to lead that you want to be permanently marked with a -- let's be honest -- pretty stupid-looking penguin. If I went insane for whatever reason and wanted to get a Linux penguin icon, I'd at least get some really cool looking penguin (pardon the pun), with some really cool artwork (yet subtle) around it.

Re:Please tell me you're joking... (1)

DustyCase (619304) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414697)

Starland Vocal Band!?!? They Suck!!!!

On the other hand... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24420361)

My 1960's vintage "S/360 4ever!" tattoo is still relevant.

bernieke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24410931)

My Tux: http://www.bernieke.com/bernieke/pictures/2006-10-07%20Tattoo,%20forms,%20birthday/AtattooL.jpg

Open-Source Tattoos? (4, Funny)

FlyingSquidStudios (1031284) | more than 6 years ago | (#24410933)

Does that mean I can edit your tattoo to my own specifications as long as I give you credit?

'Cause I've got the needles right here...

Re:Open-Source Tattoos? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411291)

You can change the designs however you want, just leave my machine/body out of it!

Yea for dead Jews (0, Troll)

agent (7471) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411009)

Hitler loving faggots!

Atomic Power (1)

GospelHead821 (466923) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411063)

I have a three-orbital atom [worldalmanacforkids.com] tatooed on the bicep of my left arm. One of the orbitals is blue, one is red, and the third is green. (I've had an obsession with the primary colours of light for as long as I can remember.)

Re:Atomic Power (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 6 years ago | (#24415487)

3 orbitals means 3 electrons which means 3 protons. Proclaiming your love for Lithium, huh?

tat != tough (2, Funny)

NerveGas (168686) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411109)

here [sourceforge.net] is my favorite.

Trying to pull a tough-guy face while sporting Tux on your arm just doesn't work.

Re:tat != tough (1)

exley (221867) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411207)

When I see the look on his face, I'm pretty sure he knows he isn't tough, and that fact was just starting to sink in as that picture was taken!

Re:tat != tough (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24418713)

... especially when you're gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Mindtouch (1)

chikanamakalaka (218733) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411295)

What is the dude going to do if he gets fired or quits Mindtouch? Is he going to feel the same way I do about my NAVY tattoo? Probably not.

Re:Mindtouch (1)

rossturk (975354) | more than 6 years ago | (#24418721)

It just so happens that the person in that picture is Aaron Fulkerson, the CEO of Mindtouch. It seems to me that he's probably not going to be fired or quit anytime soon.

Re:Mindtouch (1)

Roebot (1336703) | more than 6 years ago | (#24423775)

I don't know man. I suspect I might feel, at least, as positively about my MindTouch tattoo as you do your Navy tattoo a decade from now. I started MindTouch with my good buddy Steve Bjorg, started it out of my basement in fact. He and I influenced the design the logo, the product, hired the team together... Now MindTouch Deki has a few hundred thousand installs, 2-3k daily downloads, well over a million users...Used by Mozilla, World Bank, United Nations, US Army, Pentagon, thousands of non-profits...I'd say this thing we've started will forever be a part of my life even when I'm no longer actively working on it.

Quoth the Penny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411323)

"You sick, geeky, bastards!"

Not a bicep (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411339)

You might want to learn what a bicep is. Dumbass.

Wow! That is sooooo sad! (1)

MarkTina (611072) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411353)

I think the Zune tattoo'd guy is possible the only sadder person!

have my tux already (1)

maryjanecapri (597594) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411387)

on my forearm. a tux about 4 inches tall. it's my 7th tattoo. i actually did a photo gallery on techrepublic. here's the link [com.com]

Uh, okay (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411443)

Now, I have a lot of ink with much more planned, but I'm not getting tux, beastie, the Microsoft butterfly, or any other tech logos tattooed on my body.

I'd consider wearing a T-shirt or hoodie with tux on it to a Microsoft conference (just to be irritating) if the opportunity arises, but no geek tats for me thanks.

Re:Uh, okay (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411693)

I'd consider wearing a T-shirt or hoodie with tux on it to a Microsoft conference (just to be irritating) if the opportunity arises, but no geek tats for me thanks.

A Microsoft conference? And you call this courage? Tux, this is Steve. Steve, this is Tux. [vrana.cz] . ;-)

Slashdot-related tatoo... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411501)

>>"Anyone with techie tattoos, please disclose below."

Here's one that should be a blast from the past for Slashdot readers: Image Slashdot Burned into my Brain. [ectomo.com]

Binary tat (1)

kermit1221 (75994) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411525)

I have my son's birthday tattooed in binary on my right forearm. I don't think I have a picture online anywhere though.

00110011
00110001
00110111
00110000
00110010

Ya, it's the ascii chars of his birthday, not "real" binary numbers.

Re:Binary tat (1)

sleigher (961421) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411901)

That's ok. My first son was born on Oct. 11th 2001. 10-11-01 A True binary birthday!

Re:Binary tat (1)

otacon (445694) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414357)

Thats pretty cool. I got my last name in binary a few years back. It wraps around my upper arm. Thankfully I only have a 3 letter last name.

wtf? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411617)

you may as well have FAG tattooed on your forehead.

Nerd Ink (1)

whthat (808519) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411621)

I've got binary of my college's abbreviation and will be adding my degree and year shortly. I also have a small power button.

Geek in ASCCI Binary with Circuit Tracings (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411639)

I have the ASCII binary of "geek" broken down into quads in band around my bicep in red ink with blue circuit etchings bordering it and dividing the quads. I like it and I doubt ASCII nor circuits are going away anytime soon.

Inked? Did you mean... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24411713)

Inked? Did you mean linked?

BSD Daemon (3, Insightful)

jlarocco (851450) | more than 6 years ago | (#24411929)

If you're going to do something stupid like get an OSS logo tattoo, at least get something more cool than a penguin.

Re:BSD Daemon (2, Funny)

tobiasly (524456) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412117)

If you're going to do something stupid like get an OSS logo tattoo, at least get something more cool than a penguin.

Too bad Linus's favorite animal wasn't the unicorn.

Re:BSD Daemon (2, Funny)

Nushio (951488) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412257)

I thought /.ers liked Ponies...

Re:BSD Daemon (1)

zsau (266209) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412959)

If you believe my high school, which uses one as a logo, Unicorns are a symbol of masculinity. This is because all Unicorns are male.

The other thing to remember about them, which makes them so fitting for Slashdot, is that all Unicorns are infertile.

No doubt why they're so popular amongst girls.

Re:BSD Daemon (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413867)

At least the last one isn't male....

Re:BSD Daemon (1)

photomonkey (987563) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412169)

Yeah, that Sun "U logo" thing would look badass on my chest.

Re:BSD Daemon (2, Interesting)

ortholattice (175065) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412277)

If you're going to do something stupid like get an OSS logo tattoo, at least get something more cool than a penguin.

That's why BSD is way cooler than Linux. She-daemon anyone (regular [bellaminettes.com] ) (nsfw version [bellaminettes.com] ) (another nsfw [netcode.pl] ? And if you're lucky you could hook up with a real [netcode.pl] one [eugeneciurana.com] .

Re:BSD Daemon (4, Funny)

Azundris (81821) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413599)

Can't speak for other women, but I read those as "I never want any contact with a real woman 'evah.'"

Re:BSD Daemon (1)

NuKeLiTe (418) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412685)

100% agree!

In a few years any logo can change, any OSS situation can, and will, change. So, it's too stupid getting a tattoo of this kind of stuff.

It's better something tribal, dragons, etc... that will good actual even in several years.

Re:BSD Daemon (1)

StarbuckZero (237897) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412881)

I got a tattoo of Tux on my chest. I got it around the RedHat 7.2( or around 2001) days. I figured Linux was not going to die in my life time that's why I figured it was safe. I was thinking about a KDE or GNOME logo but all of those could run on top of Linux. Maybe I can get those around the Tux tat. Oh well, I figured there is nothing wrong with a penguin. Or a KDE dragon or a big foot logo.

The thing is when you get a tat I figured it should mean something to you. If you want a BSD Daemon then get one, but long as it mean something to you. Both Tux and the BSD Daemon look cute as a button anyways. When common folk see my Tux tat they think it's cute and I'm sure the same thing would apply for the BSD Daemon.

Re:BSD Daemon (3, Funny)

Cow Jones (615566) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412927)


If you're going to do something stupid like get an OSS logo tattoo, at least get something more cool than a penguin.

Yeah, if you want to look scary, don't settle for anything less than a Hans Reiser tattoo.

Re:BSD Daemon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24414449)

do you know what is cool?
http://bash.org/?99835

Gots me a Fedora Tattoo (1)

Nushio (951488) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412251)

Link [proyectofedora.org]
Too bad its Henna though....

The Fedora Logo would be the one thing I'd actually tattoo. Even if I switch distros, the meaning would still stand. Infinite Freedom, Voice.

Re:Gots me a Fedora Tattoo (1)

krog (25663) | more than 6 years ago | (#24414161)

the freedom to need to manually add /sbin and /usr/sbin to your $PATH

dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24412605)

freaking stupid...hope you get hep C

HAHAHAHAHA (0, Troll)

Zero_Independent (664974) | more than 6 years ago | (#24412955)

You're such a fag!! A Tux tattoo? Why not tattoo "I'm a wimpy nerd" or your arm instead?

I have one thing to say, (0)

Holi (250190) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413303)

Cut, Print, Gay.

All for you Jess.

My wife thought they were fake (3, Funny)

kc8jhs (746030) | more than 6 years ago | (#24413307)

I got there pretty early and caught the announcement about free tattoos. My wife showed up a bit later, and told me I should go get one. I told her I didn't think so, and she responded that those were, "the best looking temp tattoos," she'd ever seen.

Then I told her they were real. She was in shock.

Her introduction to the open source/geek culture is progressing well though.

Re:My wife thought they were fake (1)

Joe Jay Bee (1151309) | more than 6 years ago | (#24420289)

Her introduction to the open source/geek culture is progressing well though.

Perhaps you should introduce her to something less deleterious to social lives first. Something like anorexia, or heroin.

Not Exactly a Tux Tattoo (2, Insightful)

old_skul (566766) | more than 6 years ago | (#24415427)

In 2001, I got the Microsoft Backoffice logo tattooed around my right bicep. I had taken the logo from a copy of Backoffice I had, lengthened and duplicated it, and finally had it etched into my skin.

At the time, I was working heavily with MS Site Server (what they called portals before portals were called portals). It jumpstarted my career as a systems administrator and I don't ever want to forget that time, when I was energized, full of life, and right about nearly everything.

That said, all of my Windows skills went out the window(s) when I became a Java middleware admin.

UV Apple Tattoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24416283)

I decided that if I was going to get a geek tattoo it needed to be REALLY geek... so I got a UV Reactive Apple and Cross Bones.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/themadapple/2209506163/

Tux and more (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24416517)

Ya, I am one of those uncreative fools that got tux too....But I also decided to get a bit more done after that:
http://www.bbdforum.com/gallery_image.php?action=view&iid=662#pictop

I could not be more happy with how my tattoo's have turned out. And I look forward to wearing them forever....Tux is awesome, and in 30 years if I am the only one who knows what it means...then fine by me. The point of a tattoo is for yourself anyways. And it can always represent the start of something, or something that you enjoyed at the time. For me it was a large foundation in my open source lifestyle. And it will always be that foundation. Even if the symbol changes to everyone else, I will always have that symbol which means something to me.

Diss tux all you want... (1)

mr_da3m0n (887821) | more than 6 years ago | (#24421107)

... but some people actually got a Glider. [wikipedia.org]

This actually carries really strong meaning, and is something that while looking awesome, will always mean something really important to you. Or at least that's how it feels to me.

I've been wanting to get a glider tatooed on my forearm for a while, this just convinced me to go ahead and do it. As long as I still stand proud of what it means, I don't give two shits what other people think.

Open-source-related tramp stamp? (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 6 years ago | (#24421549)

... I shudder at the thought ...

... although, I probably would end up buying her a drink

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