5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Tattoos I Want


I love tattoos, and I’m blown away by the skill it takes to be a tattoo artist. The thing is, tattoos are, like, forever. That kind of commitment freaks me out something fierce, and always gives me pause when I think about getting some ink. Sure, maybe today I’m cool with getting a geeky tattoo, but will I love that fandom/show/character enough that I’ll still be proud of my tattoo when I’m 50? I want to be sure whatever tattoos I get will be important and meaningful to me for the rest of my life. So while I have quite an extensive list of tattoos I’d like to get, who knows how many–if any at all–I’ll actually end up getting. Though my list spans all sorts of areas in my life, here are my top 5 geeky tattoos that I’d love to get.

Rebel Alliance Symbol

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If I’m honest, the chance of me getting this tattoo is super small, but all you have to do is do a quick Google search of Rebel Alliance tattoos to see how awesome these babies look. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid, and have always though Princess Leia was a complete and total badass. I think getting a tattoo that signifies a group of people fighting against oppression for freedom is kind of awesome.

Anti-Possession Sigil

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Any hunter worth her salt has an anti-possession sigil. Sam and Dean got this tattoo, and both Kevin Tran and his mother got it as well. While I don’t actually think it would keep demons from possessing me, I do like the idea of something on your skin reminding you to keep evil away. Plus, it’s also the sort of unofficial symbol of the Supernatural fandom. Loads of people in the Supernatural fandom have this tattoo, but I love the instant-bonding that can bring.

Deathly Hallows Symbol

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Much like the anti-possession sigil, loads of people have this tattoo, so this isn’t necessarily an original idea. BUT I kind of love the idea of having a small Deathly Hallows symbol somewhere on my body to align myself with the hundreds of other Potterheads out there with a similar marking. It gives almost a weird sense of community, and I think that’s awesome. Being able to instantly bond with someone over a shared fandom love is something I’ll always value, regardless of my age.

“…all was well”

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I’m a big fan of the idea of getting a literary-inspired tattoo, especially getting actual words tattooed on your body. I absolutely adore how J.K. Rowling ended the Harry Potter series, and these three little words pack such a meaningful punch to me. Despite all of the fear, pain, the fighting, the death, and the destruction, Harry and his friends had come out the other side, stronger, happy, and safe. Life wasn’t perfect, but all was well. It’s one of those things you cling to when times are hard, and the books’ message of bravery, loyalty, and friendship make the conclusion of Deathly Hallows that much more impactful to me. I’d love to have that phrase tattooed on me forever.

A Scarlet Pimpernel

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The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my all-time favorite books, and I love the film version with Sir Ian McKellan. I’ve been watching the film and reading the book since I was a kid, which is why, out of all of these, this tattoo is the most likely for me to get. The Scarlet Pimpernel would mark his letters or announce that he had been somewhere by leaving a small drawing of a scarlet pimpernel (a flower). I’ve always loved the idea of getting a small scarlet pimpernel tattooed just behind my ear, hiding it just out of sight like all of the scarlet pimpernels Percy Blakeney had around his home.

What tattoos are on your geeky tattoo wish list, or what geeky tattoos do you already have? Tell me about it in the comments, and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts. Follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today–and be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–-and be sure to check out the brains behind the Fandom 5 linkup, the awesome Kristen and Megan (who happens to be the proud owner of a Deathly Hallows tattoo herself). 

23 thoughts on “5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Tattoos I Want

  1. I have 3 tattoos – none of which are “geeky” per se, but the next one I want to get is on my forearm and it would be 3 heart containers from old school Legend of Zelda. I have also toyed around with the supernatural sigil tattoo, but I’m pretty sure my husband would slap me around for that one.

    I feel like that literary tattoo is super fitting for you! Those tend to be solid reminders when you need them. YOLO 😉

    1. Oh that Zelda tattoo sounds like an awesome idea! I definitely agree with you that a literary tattoo is right up my alley. If I get another tattoo, it’ll definitely be something literary, I think. I just change my mind so frequently, I want to be sure whatever I get is something I LOVE. Who knows!

  2. Love your choices! I adore tattoos, and definitely would be happy to be covered in them, but I would have such a hard time of what to pick to have on my forever! For geeky tattoos, I’d probably get a Sailor Moon tattoo. It’s a fandom that has a lot of personal meaning to me, and I’d be happy to have that nostalgia on my body forever! Part of me wants to go big or go home and do a full sleeve, and part of me would like a little sneaky subtle nod to it somewhere. But for now, I’ll just stick with the one tattoo I have! 🙂

  3. I want a deathly hallows tattoo also – and I do love the idea of literary quotes as tattoos 🙂

  4. I will probably be getting a deathly hallows at some point as well… and while the Rebel symbol is not on the table for me I might have another Star Wars tat 😉

  5. I’m down with the first 4 of 5. I like how you went with “all was well” instead of “always” I would like to get the always tattoo combined with the Deathly Hallows symbol. I’ve seen a few good ones on Pinterest.

  6. I have quite a few tattoos (11ish). Some of them are stupid as I got them pretty young and didn’t think them through clearly! But, if I were to get a fandom tattoo, and I think I will sometime when I have a bit more money, it will probably be the anti possesion one on my right rib cage. Not huge but just so I know it’s there 🙂 someday I plan on having a sleeve on my left arm.. just not the proper funds at this time!

    1. Oooh, I like the idea of putting it on your ribs! Yeah, that’s the rub, isn’t it? Tattoos are gorgeous but so flippin’ expensive. I hope you’re able to gather your tattoo funds soon!

  7. Love love love the idea of all of these. I really like the supernatural one with the idea behind it not just being about a fandom but keeping “evil” away from you. The scarlet Pimpernel tho. I got hooked on a movie version of that story when I was little then went to see the play when I was a teenager. I’ve never thought of it as a tattoo. That is sooo tempting.

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