Tattoo Tuesday Featurette- Sue-Ann’s Serenity, Stargate SG-1 & Discworld Ink

Sue-Ann’s Serenity tattoo & Stargate tattoo

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to write up a Tattoo Tuesday post, so I’m glad I’m back with some awesome sci-fi ink from a reader! Sue-Ann, nickname ysabelkid, is a huge science fiction fan (if her tattoos didn’t already give that away). She shared with me the beginning stages of her sci-fi back piece which includes Serenity and Stargate SG-1 pieces. Sue-Ann and her boyfriend are even planning a Stargate-themed wedding on Pi Day in 2015!

Ysabelkid’s Discworld Grim Squeaker tattoo

She went into depth on her blog about why she chose to have the sci-fi ship and portal, but the short version is, “Each of the ships I will have represent the concept of creating one’s own family, and exploring new places with them. The family idea is most prevalent in Firefly, Star Wars, Star Trek and Farscape, and of course, what better way to immortalise travelling to new worlds than Stargate, Star Trek and Robotech? I’ll also be including a quote from Galaxy Quest – ‘Never give up, never surrender!’.”

Her artist, Ryan ‘Busta’ Bolton from The Golden Tiki specialises in cartoons. She was completely amazed by his attention to detail and intricate shading on these pieces, which she noticed was very different from his normal style. The full back tattoo will most likely take another year before it’s finished. But she’s not done yet! She plans to dedicate a tattoo sleeve of women she adores which will include Wonder Woman, Ripley and Sam Carter to name but a few.
Sue-Ann’s very first tattoo was a Hanie Mohd fan drawing of the Grim Squeaker from Discworld. She plans to match it with the Librarian on the opposite ankle. The Squeaker tattoo was inked by Abigail at Electric Eye Tattoos in Durban. But it’s incomplete since the tattoo artist has since left and she’s still tracking her down.
Sue-Ann tells us why she decided to get the Squeaker tattoo, “Terry Pratchett’s writing means a great deal to me, and with his Alzheimer’s, the world is losing one of the greatest minds that ever lived. So it makes sense to me to immortalise him with some of the characters who mean the most to me.” I can’t wait to see Sue-Ann’s complete sci-fi back tattoo and her strong sci-fi female characters sleeve!
If you’re interested in being featured in a Tattoo Tuesday or Tattoo Tuesday Featurette please email me at jamila@girlgonegeekblog(dot)com.

Picture of the Week-The Women Firefly Nouveau Posters

Megan Lara is an aspiring illustrator and a “huge nerd” who claims to, ” …draw way too much nouveau, but that’s okay because nouveau is awesome.” And I definitely agree, on the awesome part. You’ve probably seen her nouveau work before whether it was Nintendo Nouveau or Marvel Nouveau. I’m slightly obsessed with her work and have had several brain melts trying to decide on which of her many gorgeous designs to get. 

This weeks Pictures of the Week Megan blesses us with some shiny and gorgeous Firefly art nouveau posters featuring our favorite women from the series. 

Megan Lara Links:

Five Art Nouveau Beauties Grace The Verse 

[Source:  Visit Quantum Mechanix for the set of four, and for Saffron here]

Tattoo Tuesday- Firefly

Firefly is one the best science fiction creations ever made. The insanely talented Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel and the upcoming The Avengers) is the man behind the brilliant space western. Because I was living in Germany at the time it debuted on television (I’m military brat) I only recently started watching Firefly, and of course instantly became obsessed for all the right reasons.

It was a show that stole everyone’s heart, and that Firefly fire still burns brightly in all of the Browncoats around the world. Firefly fandom is massive, and that’s saying something since the show was prematurely canceled after only 1 season. Thankfully Whedon gave us the movie Serenity, which is nothing short of amazing. I wonder if Whedon knew the power his stellar cast, led by Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his crew of misfits, would have on people? We are leaves on the wind, watch us soar.

Enjoy these shiny tattoos while singing ‘The Ballad of Serenity’ by Greg Edmonson.

I include 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]gmail.com.

Cherryblossom’s “…nerdtastic Serenity tramp stamp.” [Source: ThePPK.com]

Tucor Capalini [Source: Flickr]

Robin (check her other Firefly Tat below): “Got this done July 26, 2007. Now my geekcred is undeniable! Plus, this is the way coolest Serenity/Firefly tat I have seen on anyone. Done by Scott Budgen of Lady Luck Tattoos in Waterford, MI.”[Source: Flickr]

“Robin adds, My second one is the Fruity Oaty Bar girls, octopus and dancing strawberry from the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial in the movie Serenity.” Done by Scott Budgen of Lady Luck Tattoos in Waterford, Mich.” [Source: Pop Candy] Continue reading →

Weekly Links-Roundup of Awesome Articles, Images and Videos (2/26)

Images:

Harry Potter Death Adventure Tee via Topless Robot

Darth Buddha via Dracorubio

DIMITRIS SAMARAS : « A LOVE SONG FOR JABBA THE HUTT » via Geek-Art

Someone Writes the Entire First Chapter of Harry Potter on a Bathroom Stall via GeekoSystem

Harry And Dobbs: It’s A Magical World via Culture Popped

Keeping Up With The Cardassians via Culture Popped

The Weekly IRL Hittin’ The Streets (8 Pictures total) via Dorkly

Dan Hipp via Geek-Art

Epic The Legend of Zelda Picture via Geek-Art

Articles:

Doctor Who: Worlds of TimeFree-To-Play MMO Will EXTERMINATE Your Leisure Time via GeekoSystem

Gaming Angels at NY Toy Fair 2011

Smithsonian Wants Your Help For New Video Game Exhibit via GeekoSystem

Worldwide Premiere of High School of the Dead English Dub via Gaming Angels

Japan’s Anti-Anime Law via Gaming Angels

Interview with Uncle Yo via Otakus and Geeks

Firefly returning to cable via Gaming Angels

http://theinternetwishlist.com/

Videos:

Game Of Thrones: An Invitation To Westeros (HBO)

Student vs. Homework (Pokemon Battle) via Dorkly

Saturday Morning Watchmen

Amazing Cat Gives Thumbs Up

LOTR Remix-Murmurs Of Middle-Earth