If you're in the market for a geeky tattoo, take your time and get to know the artist you want to apply your ink—this isn't something you want to rush. Get recommendations, look up portfolios online, or visit the tattooist's shop and browse through binders. By doing your homework, you can see if the artist has the talents you're looking for. Seeing variety in a tattoo artist's history is a positive sign: Matt Henegar's creations include everything from comic book characters, to wildlife, to portraits. He has skills in bringing all of it to life. Look at this fur on Rocket:
And now for some Batman! I'd like to point out the excellency of the beard stubble and the texture on the bat symbols--they look like skin.
Please go to the gallery below to see additional geeky tattoos. You'll find Disney's Robin Hood, Judge Dredd, some Legend of Zelda inspired ink, and more. If you're in the neighborhood of Jonesboro, Arkansas, you can score an appointment with Matt at Black Arrow Tattoo. Scope his complete portfolio at Instagram and see the wide variety of art he's tackled.
If you have nerdy ink on your skin or you're a tattoo artist that applies pop culture, STEM, music, or other nerd-inspired ink (tl;dr: I want to see practically all the tattoos) on a regular basis, then please hit me up because I'd like to highlight you in a future Inked Wednesday gallery. You can get in touch with me via email at [email protected] Send me photos of the tattoos you'd like me to feature (the higher resolution, the better) and don't forget to let me know the name of your tattoo artist if you have it, as well the name of the shop he or she works out of. If you are the tattoo artist, give me links to your portfolios and/or Instagram accounts so I can share them with our readers.
Images: Matt Henegar