Tattoo Tuesday- Ghost in the Shell

Strangely and surprisingly enough I’ve returned from my Tattoo Tuesday hiatus during finals week. I suppose it’s about time to come up for air before I’m pulled back under again for a few more days.

This week is dedicated to one of my favorite anime films of all time, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. I even wrote a 20 page paper on it for class last semester, I was allowed to pick my topic *evil grin*. I created a condensed blog post version Cyborgs Exist and Humanity is Doomed. It’s about how we are currently living in a posthuman society (yes right now) and how cyborgs exist. I use GITS as an oracle for what we can expect in the future and debate whether a ghost (i.e. soul) can exist in a shell (i.e. machine). GITS goes much further than the typical self-aware machine, and pushes the limits and achieves a type of techno-transcendence (isn’t that a brilliant word?!).

If I don’t stop myself now I’ll start an entirely new 20 page paper! And you didn’t come here for that, you came here to see tattoos and tattoos you shall see!

Enjoy Cyberpunkers!

I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]

Joe Peacock’s gorgeous tattoo of The Major done my tattoo artist Todo, 9-hour sitting, at Hell City in Columbus, OH May 29 2009. [Source: Joe Peacock’s Blog]

Major Motoko Kusanagi Leg Tattoo done by the tattoo artist Kryoide [Source: Kryoide DeviantART

Aliensatemyhead Kusanagi Tattoo done by Rachel in Orlando (that’s all the info available) [Source: Aliensatemyhead on DeviantArt]

A tattoo of The Major by tetsuonabiki. (No artist info available) [Source: The Adventures of Auck Blog]

Found Melissa’s tattoo of Kusanagi did not include artist info. [Source: The Adventures of Auck]

Nick’s GITS Tattoo. “The upper figure is from the cover of the [manga], the lower from the DVD cover. All the cityspace and wirework is freehand by the artist. Tattoo by Ivan at Chameleons Tattoo.” [Source: Tattoos by Design]

GITS Sleeve done by DanMarshall [Source:]

Romantist-Egoist Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Tattoo. It was done by Sam at Adorn East in Portland, OR. [Source: Romantist-Egoist on DeviantArt]

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Tattoo from Riokou. The source link only had the image of the tattoo but I found this tattoo on The Adventures of Auck Blog.

Neon-Stitches GITS Data Ports (btw Data Ports seem to be the most popular GITS tattoo) [Source: Neon-Stitches DeviantArt]

Thursday Morning’s (on Flickr) Tachikoma Tattoo [Source: Thursday Morning Flickr]

M1K3Y’s GITS:SAC Tattoo (no artist info available) [Source: M1K3Y Flickr]

[I found a lot of the tattoos on The Adventures of Auck Blog big thanks!]


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