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The 9 Most Terrible Tech Tattoos

You’re free to ink whatever permanent monstrosity you want on your body, but when it comes to technology tattoos, be careful! Some tech tats have expiration dates. All technologies will eventually be replaced, but some will be remembered more fondly than others — and some won’t be remembered at all.

Here are a few unfortunate souls who fell victim to having obsolete or otherwise terrible tech totems tattooed all over their bodies:

QR Codes

The neat thing is if you hold your phone up to this and scan it you’re sent to a website that just says “I AM A FOOL” in giant blinkytext. I assume. [Geeky Tattoos]

Zune

At least now that Zune is pretty much dead you can pass this off as ironic? [ClicZune]

Geek Squad

In fairness, it’s entirely possible this person was just branded after falling behind on Best Buy interest payments. [Geeky Tattoos]

Gateway Computers

Even if Gateway used to be a decent enough PC brand to sear onto your flesh, there’s no way the cow logo is worth it. [Orange County Register]

The Blackberry Storm

At least it’s not a PlayBook, I guess? [Crackberry]

Xanga

I just wish we could read the emo Xanga entry that was written in the immediate aftermath of this. [Biz Stone]

MySpace

To be fair, even Rupert Murdoch thought MySpace was a great idea back in 2005. [Complex]

Adobe Air

The most forgettable of all Adobe products, celebrated in the least forgettable fashion. [ReadWriteWeb]

Sidekick

Actually, you know what? Screw it. I’d get this tomorrow. [Geeky Tattoos]


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