The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 13 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I was having a conversation with my flatmate Ben about tattoos. We were talking to Amie, a girl in our climbing class about her tattoos. Ben expressed interest in getting a the outline of the Periodic Table. That made sense because Ben is a Chemical Engineer/Chemistry double major.

This got the gears turning in my head. Why EE related tattoo would be neat and interesting?

The idea of getting a tattoo has been in the back of my head for a number of years now. Originally, it started out as (naturally) some sort Star Trek related design: the Vulcan IDIC or Star Trek Command Insignia.

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a pretty spiffy logo:

I think the arrows are particularly spiffy since they represent the right-hand rule which is so often used in electrical engineering.

With that all this in mind, I mocked up the following tattoos:
The original IDIC

The original Star Trek Command Insignia

Right-hand Rule arrows (IEEE)

Combined Star Trek/IEEE

In any event, it’s not something I would get before graduation. I’m also not set on the getting it on my wrist. It was just a convenient place to mock it up.


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  2. So I <3 the tat!!

    I’m actually toying with getting one myself – most likely while I’m on Spring Break – but mine is going to be of the continent of Africa. I want it to be all black and probably on my hip so my parents (who incidently disagree with all forms of body ink) won’t be as likely to spot it! 😉

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    Not a bad idea. Your definitely putting the time into the subject at school. You should take the logo you like and have a good tattoo artist add a little flare to it. Make it a bit more unique.

  4. Perhaps a tattoo with a mug shot of William Shatner? I’m imaging an arrest for too many Priceline commercials. Another idea would be the schematic for the laser on the TIE Fighter. You might need a bigger wrist for that, ‘tho.

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