I thought the Gateway Cow would never resurface. I was wrong. Yesterday I encountered tech’s favorite barn animal in tatoo form. That’s right, there exists a person with a tattoo of a gateway cow.
At the intersection of “completely insane” and “the end is near” are technology tattoos. They play ode to operating systems and technology visionaries alike. Fortunately, there there are libraries of tech tattoos posted online for our viewing pleasure.
In a way, the technology tattoo has a kind of logic. It all makes sense when you consider that the tech industry is often described as tribal. We put together 20 of the most stunning tech tattoos out there. Notice how I didn’t say “best?”
Ironic Gateway Cow?
Wife’s name in Binary Code
She wanted her name tattooed on his leg. Love is a four letter word but it apparently takes dozens of 1’s and 0’s.
Portrait of Bill Gates
You can call it a tribute. Pretty sure I’ve seen similar portrayals of Gandhi.
Steve Jobs’ Autograph
iSkin? There are plenty of Jobs tattoos out there. Not all are as tasteful as this one that looks like a designer logo.
Cisco Systems Shoulder Tat
Best of the bunch. I can’t take my eyes off that cable-knit smock.
Mouse and Hourglass
A subtle reminder that your computer back home has frozen.
WordPress > Blogger
Lots of wordpress love in the Tattoo world.
Anonymous Leg Tat
This is gonna look like a spoiled meat special in 15 years.
WordPress shoulder action
Notice the giant cat tattoo? It’s coming for you, WordPress.
Code is poetry
HTML neck tat
I’m surprsied that HTML tattoos aren’t more of a thing.
Code is poetry redux
Oh wait… I guess they are a thing.
Who said Zune won’t last?
Dude, you got a Dell?
‘Cause why not?
RIP Motorola Sidekick? The halo is a nice touch.
Forearm powered by Google
It’s only a matter of time until we all become powered by Google… or something.
Related: Google’s new patent is a neck tattoo
Mac Power button… on leg?
Needs to get that thing cleaned out.
T-Pain puts Facebook on leg
All you need to know is this, T-Pain gets a new tat every time he goes to Hawaii.
Dappy Hashtag Teardrop Tattoo
Here’s some news for Dappy, bad decisions will always trend.
It was only a matter of time?
The current state of Myspace.