Tattoo Tuesday Featurette: Husband & Wife Gamer Tats

Girl Gone Gek- Matt Zelda tattoo
The Amazing Spider-Matt:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?: I’m Matt, online known as The Amazing Spider-Matt. I’m 29. I have a beard. I’ve been a gamer since I’ve had memories. My first memory is hitting my head on the corner of a table but my second memory is of my Dad setting up an Atari during a thunderstorm. I’m also a comic collector, and have been collecting since I was about five years old.

What is your geeky tattoo of and why did you get it?: My newest tattoo is a Hylian Shield and the Master Sword from Legend of Zelda. I chose this piece because I’m a lifelong gamer and I’ve always been a fan of the game. It’s the third tattoo I’ve gotten, but so far my favorite. Several years ago I got “THWIP!” on my other arm by a friend who was experimenting in tattoo work, and it didn’t turn out great so I had it touched up professionally and then added a red and blue spider next to it.

Any plans for future tattoos?: I actually want a sleeve on both arms. My left will showcase my love of comic books, and my right will be dedicated to all things gaming. I eventually also want a TARDIS on my back (and my wife wants to add ‘Bad Wolf’ tagging to it like it’s symbolically for her).

What games are you currently playing?: We recently purchased an old school NES/SNES console so I’ve been replaying the original Dragon Warrior as well as Legend of Zelda. I’ve also been playing the new Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the Wii U. Every now and again I’ve been throwing on Witcher 2 for the Xbox 360.

If you could live in any video game for a month, which would it be and why?: I think just being in the video game world doesn’t necessarily mean I would be a part of the activities, so I’d say Legend of Zelda but I’d probably end up just being a disgruntled peasant. If I were to pick one where I could gain powers, I’d pick any Marvel licensed game.

If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring?:
Video Game: Travelers Tales Walking Dead Game
Comic Book: Saga. In Brian K. Vaughn’s own words, “It’s like Star Wars, but for perverts.”
Movie: Fifth Element. I can watch that over and over again and never get bored.
TV Show: The Walking Dead.

Where can we find you on the internet?:
Blog: http://TheAmazingSpiderMatt.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderMattPage
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AmzngSpiderMatt
Xbox Gamer Tag: AmzngSpiderMatt

Girl Gone Geek - Jia Konami Code tattoo

Untypically Jia:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?: I’m a twenty-nine year old blogger with mental and chronic illness, purple (currently) hair, and an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who. I’ve been blogging for about seven years. I became a geek the same year I lost my childhood when my sister and I went outside to “play” Buffy the Vampire Slayer and suddenly we were thirteen and playing imaginary things got weird. So instead I obsessed over the show and became an instant Whedonite.

What is your geeky tattoo of and why did you get it?: My newest tattoo is the Konami Code. While I’ve dabbled in games, I wouldn’t call myself a gamer (to insult the true lifelong gamers I know). I have fourteen other tattoos and they all have a personal meaning for me. I wanted to get something to represent my husband (without actually tattooing his name on my flesh) and the Konami Code seemed the most core way to represent a gamer to me. Plus now I can play with the buttons.

Any plans for future tattoos?: Too many. I have a “Chosen” on my back showcasing my Buffy love, but it turned out really, really badly so I’d like to cover that up. The overall project I have in mind is to blacken it out in a cloud of ash and smoke, and have a Phoenix (in Marvel fashion) rising up my back.

What games are you currently playing?: Honestly? The Simpsons Tapped Out on my iPhone. If I’m any type of gamer, I’m a phone gamer. Plants vs Zombies and Angry Birds. I refuse to play Candy Crush, I’ve lost people to that game. Good people. Console wise, I’m a massive Donkey Kong Country addict. I can play Mine Cart Carnage level with my eyes closed.

If you could live in any video game for a month, which would it be and why?: Rock Band? How awesome would that be?!

If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring?:
Video Game: Rock Band, or anything Karaoke-like so I could have music around.
Comic Book: Can I get the entire run of DeadPool? Is that acceptable? Like, mas trades por favor.
Movie: The Bird Cage. I know it’s not geeky, but I’ve literally made other people HATE that movie because I’ve watched it on a continuous loop for days at a time.
TV Show: Doctor Who. Easy pick.

Where can we find you on the internet?:
Blog: http://UntypicallyJia.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheUntypicallyJia
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UntypicallyJia
Tumblr: http://untypicallyjia.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/untypicallyjia/

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