25 great geek tattoos...

Hats off to anyone who has the cojones and high enough pain-threshold to ink themselves up for life, but a hearty round of applause for those who do so of the geeky persuasion.

Below you'll find 22 of the most techno-nerdy-gadget-tastic tattoos in existence ranging from the astounding to the witty, the inventive to the nostalgic and those that just make you shake your head and wonder how long it took to regret having them done at all.

We know we've only scratched the surface, so send us in a pic if you've got a geek tattoo of your own, and any suggestions in the comments for some priceless artwork just screaming to be done - aside a Pocket-lint tattoo, naturally.