I’m playing catch-up on some of the 5 Fandom Friday posts that I missed. This one in particular struck me because I adore tattoo art. Although I don’t have any tattoos, and have no plans to get one, I enjoy coming up with clever tattoo designs and flipping through pictures of other peoples tatts. So while I don’t intend to ever get one of these images inked onto my skin, they are all designs that I think are gorgeous.
“Andy” tattoo on my foot.
I am a big Pixar fan, and I’m especially fond of the Toy Story films. I’ve often thought that it would be cute to get the name “Andy” inked on the sole of my foot, in homage to that awesome collection of films.
2. The Addams Family credo
The Addams Family has been one of my longest-lasting fandoms, as I’ve been into it since I was about six years old. I think that years of tireless devotion to the family Addams should qualify me as an honorary member, and worthy to bear the family motto on my skin. Mortica states that the family motto is “Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc” or, “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us”. Not just pretty words, mind you, and I think an important message about individuality and not being beaten down by the crowd.
3. The Great A’Tuin
Terry Pratchett is my all-time favourite author, and since his passing last year I’ve thought several times about a way to honour the man whose work changed my life. I think a small tattoo of The Great A’Tuin, the tortoise who is the vehicle for The Disworld, which rides atop four elephants perched on her back, would be just the thing.
4. A pair of ruby slippers
To me, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz are a very powerful symbol of self reliance. As such, a constant reminder that I always have the power within me to get to where I’m going would be lovely.
5. Elvira pinup
I adore vintage-style pinup tattoos. But in order to put a geeky twist on an old classic, I’d like Elvira to be the subject of such a tattoo were I ever to get one. She’s hilarious, ballsy and so darn sexy.
Do you have any geeky tattoos? Are you planning any?
I want to get a thigh piece with all my fave fandoms inside a huge oval, with Jareth from Labyrinth looking over it, kind of like the movie poster. Inside will be a tardis, a watermelon, something from harry potter, lord of the rings and so many more. That is my dream anyway.
I have one tattoo, its a dinosaur, and its named Wash (from firefly/serenity) so its kind of a fandom tattoo!
Oh, I adore your Wash tattoo. And of course you’d have an incredible idea for a geeky fandom tattoo! I really hope that you get that thigh piece one day, because I really want to see it come to life!
I love seeing Elvira tattoos because each one still manages to be different!
I know right? There are some amazing ones out there.
Awesome ink ideas! The Addams Family is my favourite fictional family unit of all time. Tony even said to me once, “You’re pretty much Morticia Addams” and it was one of the best compliments I’ve ever received.
Have a fab Friday, sweet lady!
Woah, that is a very high compliment indeed! Morticia was one of my heroes growing up, and I still hold her in very high esteem. She’s so clever and cunning, romantic and sensual with a wicked sense of humour and she’s gorgeous to boot! I can definitely see some common threads between yourself and Tish.
For my next tattoo I plan to get the red crown of Ommadon from “The Flight of Dragons”, my favourite animated movie while I was growing up. I’m also planning at least one more My Little Pony.
Ooooh, your pony tattoo is crazy beautiful. It has the most 80’s colours and looks phenomenal. I can’t wait to see any future additions to your tattoo collection.
Cute post! I have a pretty geeky tattoo on my ankle — it’s a map of the Shire, but instead of ‘Hobbiton’ it says ‘Home’. I’m pretty sure I was a Hobbit in a past life =D
Oh man, that’s adorable!