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13 of the Weirdest Geek Tattoos Ever

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We’ve all seen plenty of geek tattoos before, but every now and again you run across one that really stands out not for its quality, but for its sheer weirdness. These are some of those truly fantastic odd tattoos.

1. Choose Your Fandom

What’s your favorite fandom? Oh, you can’t decide? Well neither could this person, whose tattoo features Yoda with Spock ears, a hoverboard, a sonic screwdriver, a towel around his neck, and a red H on his forehead. The piece, photographed by Instagram user emilyshoichet, features details from a number of sci-fi favorites in one delightfully odd package.

2. Futile, Resistance Is

Prefer your Yoda to be a little less scattered, but still show your varying interests? Then you’ll appreciate this great Borg Yoda tattooed by Tara Quinn.

3. The Assimilation Proclamation

Speaking of odd Borgs, how about Michael Vellotti’s Abe-borg-ham Lincoln? It’s a perfect blend of scifi and history in a weirdly wonderful package thanks to the great tattoo work of Chris Krahn of Boise Tattoo.

4. Played by Cephalopod Nimoy

This Spoctopus tattoo might be highly illogical, but it’s still pretty fascinating. Artist Daniel Limon of Tuscon inked this bad boy, but the original design was most likely inspired by this drawing by Mallory Hodgkin.

5. My Little X-Man

The lines between entertainment for boys and girls has been thinning over the last few years and there are now just as many male fans of My Little Pony as there are female fans of Wolverine. With that spirit of geek unity, I bring you Wolverine riding a My Little Pony. Artist Chris Yoakum of Urban Body tattooed this for a man in honor of his sister while she went abroad for a year to study.

6. Oh Bother

When you first see Becky Cousineau’s tattoo, done by Tom Beste of Eternal Tattoos, it makes absolutely no sense. Then when you consider that the character created by artist Rodney Fyke is named Dead Pooh, you realize that it’s just a great pun. But hey, at least it’s cute and nerdy.

7. Hello Clarice

For some reason, Hello Kitty seems to be a favorite of those with a thirst for weird geek tattoos. That being said, it’s pretty hard to get any weirder than a mashup between one of the creepiest serial killers in pop culture and one of the cutest characters in the world. Of course, as Hello Kitty Hell points out, “trying to equate Hello Kitty to Hannibal Lecter is just plain wrong because, quite frankly, the evil feline is so much worse.” Hello Kitty Hell reader Nickey Lynn has this delightful monstrosity, which makes me wonder if she really hates Hello Kitty or just loves Hannibal Lecter.

8. Luke, I Am Adorable

Speaking of strange Hello Kitty tattoos, here’s Hello Vader ready to recruit you to the Dark Side in the cutest way possible. This piece was tattooed by Brian in Youngstown and sent into Hello Kitty Hell, but if you prefer the Rebels, you might enjoy this R2D2 Kitty on Fashionably Geek reader Jodi that was tattooed by Justin Z. from Inksanity Tattoo.

9. Why So Friendly?

Just one more Hello Kitty! (It would take an entire article to cover all the weird HK tattoos out there.) Say hello to Batman’s worst enemy, the Kitty Joker. While most of the other weird Hello Kitty tattoos still at least look cute, this one really might give someone nightmares—it captures perfectly how demented The Joker is, and adding in the mind of Hello Kitty could only make things worse. Twitter user valeriafla is the proud owner of this tattoo sent in to Hello Kitty Hell.

10. Hey Nazgurl, How You Doin’

I bet you never realized the ring wraiths in The Lord of the Rings had such killer bodies. This fantastically strange work belongs to Tumblr user Lyfeisfunni and was done by Bob Parr at Jaded Angel.

11. Looking for a Virgin? Why Not Zoidberg?

While Zoidberg was always the outcast on Futurama, his pathetic isolation meant that geeks everywhere felt a kinship with the smelly doctor. Now Zoidberg is the popular one. So popular, in fact, that Redditor Intereo even got this great Virgin Zoidberg tattoo from Jon L. of Big Deluxe.

12. R2D2 & Friend Sat on a Wall

Why are Humpty Dumpty and R2D2 sitting together on a wall in this piece inked by Paradise Tattoo? That’s for someone else to know and the rest of us to wonder.

13. Classy Cthulhu

What’s worse than an evil Cthulhu destroying your life? A rich Cthulhu judging you and your shoddy clothes as he ends your pathetic existence. No word on who wears or who inked this masterpiece, but it was too good and to weird not to share. (If you happen to know, tell us in the comments so we can give credit where it is due.)

I’m sure some of you have some strange tattoos and here’s your chance to share them with pride. Feel free to post pictures, links or just describe them in the comments and celebrate your geektacular oddness. 

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Watch a Chain of Dominos Climb a Flight of Stairs
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Dominos are made to fall down—it's what they do. But in the hands of 19-year-old professional domino artist Lily Hevesh, known as Hevesh5 on YouTube, the tiny plastic tiles can be arranged to fall up a flight of stairs in spectacular fashion.

The video spotted by Thrillist shows the chain reaction being set off at the top a staircase. The momentum travels to the bottom of the stairs and is then carried back up through a Rube Goldberg machine of balls, cups, dominos, and other toys spanning the steps. The contraption leads back up to the platform where it began, only to end with a basketball bouncing down the steps and toppling a wall of dominos below.

The domino art seems to flow effortlessly, but it took more than a few shots to get it right. The footage below shows the 32nd attempt at having all the elements come together in one, unbroken take. (You can catch the blooper at the end of an uncooperative basketball ruining a near-perfect run.)

Hevesh’s domino chains that don't appear to defy gravity are no less impressive. Check out this ambitious rainbow domino spiral that took her 25 hours to construct.

[h/t Thrillist]

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A Secret Room Full of Michelangelo's Sketches Will Soon Open in Florence
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Parents all over the world have chastised their children for drawing on the walls. But when you're Michelangelo, you've got some leeway. According to The Local, the Medici Chapels, part of the Bargello museum in Florence, Italy, has announced that it plans to open a largely unseen room full of the artist's sketches to the public by 2020.

Roughly 40 years ago, curators of the chapels at the Basilica di San Lorenzo had a very Dan Brown moment when they discovered a trap door in a wardrobe leading to an underground room that appeared to have works from Michelangelo covering its walls. The tiny retreat is thought to be a place where the artist hid out in 1530 after upsetting the Medicis—his patrons—by joining a revolt against their control of Florence. While in self-imposed exile for several months, he apparently spent his time drawing on whatever surfaces were available.

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Museum officials previously believed the room and the charcoal drawings were too fragile to risk visitors, but have since had a change of heart, leading to their plan to renovate the building and create new attractions. While not all of the work is thought to be attributable to the famed artist, there's enough of it in the subterranean chamber—including drawings of Jesus and even recreations of portions of the Sistine Chapel—to make a trip worthwhile.

[h/t The Local]

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