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!
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]gmail.com.
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]
Thursday Morning’s (on Flickr) Tachikoma Tattoo [Source: Thursday Morning Flickr]
M1K3Y’s GITS:SAC Tattoo (no artist info available) [Source: M1K3Y Flickr]
Message from the Tattoo Artist TerraTag, “I was contacted a while ago from Matt George, from Perth, Australia, saying that he was going to get a tatto done of the Laughing Man logo. I designed the logo way back in 2001 for the anime series Stand Alone Complex. It is great to think that it still has influence even after all these years.
Matt is otherwise known as Musician/DJ?Producer – Proximity Effect.” [Source: TerraTag]