This mind-bending optical illusion is freaking the hell out of me

It may seem like this guy has a space-time bending black hole on his skull, which is about to swallow that guy's finger, but of course it's just an awesome optical illusion, created by artist Cory Ferguson, instagrammed by Geometry Chaos. If you have to get a tattoo, you may as well blow people's minds with it. » 3/05/14 8:09pm 3/05/14 8:09pm

How the Art of Tattoo Has Colored World History

Tattoo is among humanity's earliest and most ubiquitous art forms. Cultures from every habitable continent have embedded permanent dyes in their bodies for more than 5000 years—as mystical wards, status symbols, rites of passage, or simply as personal decoration. That tradition continues today, just with a much smaller … » 3/05/14 11:00am 3/05/14 11:00am

Some Guy Got a Random Guy's Facebook Profile Pic Tattooed to His Butt

When we said that Selfless Portraits, an awesome website where strangers drew pictures of other stranger's Facebook profiles, is something we should all totally get behind, we definitely didn't mean this: Joey Jordan took one of those random Facebook profile pictures and got it tattooed on his butt cheek. Now some… » 9/06/13 1:00am 9/06/13 1:00am

The Most Tragic Way to Celebrate an Earthquake

Earlier this week, heroic Brooklynite Jonathan Berg managed to accomplish something that was simultaneously accomplished by a mere 2.5 million other Brooklynites: not get killed by a weak-sauce earthquake. And then immortalized said accomplishment with a tattoo. Oh, Jonathan. » 8/25/11 4:00pm 8/25/11 4:00pm

Automatic Tattoo Machine Randomly Chooses Which Tattoo You'll Get

In a statement art piece, Chris Eckert created this automatic tattoo machine that chooses what kind of tattoo you'll get for you. That's right, you won't have a say at all. On top of that, the machine only tattoos religious symbols from the major religions. Why? Because Eckert believes that many people don't choose… » 3/05/11 7:00pm 3/05/11 7:00pm

HTC Tattoo: Budget Android Phone Gets Slick Sense User Interface

Previously leaked as the "Click", HTC's Tattoo has replaceable covers that you can also design yourself. It runs Android with HTC's Sense interface (like the Hero), and has a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen (eek), 3.2-megapixel camera, MicroSD storage, and 3.5mm headphone-jack. » 9/08/09 4:00am 9/08/09 4:00am

Does this Physics Tattoo Make this Man the Biggest Nerd on Earth or…

Some tattoos are sexy, and some are just flat out creepy—but I'm not sure what to think about the Born Oppenheimer Approximation, 3-D Schroedinger Equation and Schroendinger Equation's solution tattooed on this dude's back. [Discover via Geeks Are Sexy] » 5/26/09 10:20pm 5/26/09 10:20pm