Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for Techrepublic and Linux.com. As an avid promoter/user of the Linux OS, Jack tries to convert as many users to open source as possible. His current favorite flavor of Linux is Bodhi Linux (a melding of Ubuntu and Enlightenment). When Jack isn't writing about Linux he is hard at work on his other writing career -- writing about zombies, various killers, super heroes, and just about everything else he can manipulate between the folds of reality. You can find Jack's books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Outnumbered in his house one male to two females and three humans to six felines, Jack maintains his sanity by riding his mountain bike and working on his next books. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website Get Jack'd.
Jack, I love this tattoo man. Much different that your typical boring played out tribal band. Hat's off to you!
I wish we had known he was going to get that Linux tatoo. We would have warned him about the switch. Jack - Can you do a Windows tatoo on the other arm? ;-)
Damn Jack! That's hardcore!!!! Wish I'd thought of it first...looks great, not sure I could handle 2 hours of pain for it, but it is cool!!! pcwiz... 8)
I have a butterfly that is completely shaded, on what looks like a background of green spider-plant type leaves. Gorgeous yellow, blue and purple coloring. A full 2 hours, plus a touch-up visit later. It is above my right boob below my shoulder point, so very tender. It is nearly the total size of the uber-geek tat on your arm, but more needle coverage. It was NOTHING. I just put my head in a place that made the sound and feel of it "normal." It was like having someone scratching the same place over and over. I had a fun visit with them all... completely ignored it the whole time. But you know what they say... women are MUCH more tolerant to pain. ;-) heh heh heh Pobracito. (Oh! Responding to a post above... it was NOT off the shelf, either.)
Bad enough we have "normal" religious fundamentalists running around causing trouble. Now we have the Followers of Linux. Linux is God. There is no other God other than Linux. Linus Torvalds is it's Prophet! They sit in front of computers the world over to worship. They vehemenently denounce all other operating systems as false. What's the difference between Linus Torvalds and Pope Benedict? Torvalds actually has tangible miracles?
Seriously dude? Are you ? Have you imagined how sad that's gonna look when you're 60 and no one knows what linux is? If you are gonna get a tat, make sure it's one that ages well (ie stay clear of company / product logos). My mate had the batman symbol back in the day when it was popular... 5 years later and he just looked a bit of a pillock! A lesson we should all learn! :-)
Very much enjoyed this digital commentary! I never had or will have a tattoo but I enjoyed this immensely and Tux never looked so good! Wonder what Andy Rooney would say?
nope. not gonna happen. something about sticking a needle through my hand when I was a child has made me and needles best kept separate. though passing out after a blood test and coming to on top of a pretty nurse is not a bad experience ;) [ she tried to catch me, and it didn't quite work. :D ]
I am so glad sometimes that I have progressed to being an old fart at an age where getting a tattoo is ill-advised. But the art looks great on your arm and you have definitely proven out to be the top of your geek class! Fun photo forum, thanks!
this planet would have a population of 1. i never claimed to have any tolerance to pain. and, yes, i am a wuss.
Did you edit your post because you originally spelt it "moran"? Jack, that tattoo is really nicely done. I was expecting more blood! I just hope Linux and the Tux logo never get bought by MS or Apple!! :D
i'm sure that in 20 years (when i'm 60) linux will be even stronger and more relevant than it is now. and i'm sure my other 6 tattoos will look just the same as my new one will when i'm 60. ;-)
IF/When they get one, Rule 1, know what they want for a full year before getting it. Something that lasts forever should not be an impulse buy, nor should it be something taken off the wall in the ink shop. Rule 2, put it somewhere where you can hide it so you can maintain the illusion of respectability. Rule 3, think about what it will look like when your 80 in the nursing home wearing a diaper. The WORST are the losers that hopped on the "TAZ" bandwagon a decade ago. Not a fan of the tramp stamp, nor any on the midsection.
that Linux is going to fade away any time soon, especially since it's been steadily (albeit slowly) gaining popularity since it was first introduced. Distributions may come and go, but Linux will be here for quite a while.
I can't conceive of anything that would inspire me to voluntarily make permanent alterations to my body. I've got a ring on my left hand; that's permanent enough for me.
OK, so check the date of the previous post and then check and see if something has eaten your brains.
my wife is going to get some art down her spine. she can take pain. she can't code, hack, or own the command line...but she can take pain!
I read your replies above, esp to the trolls. I laughed out loud on this one. Wuss or not, you post some fun stuff. And best of all... no flame wars on MS versus Linux versus whatever!
but the logo may change over the coming 30 years meaning the tattoo just looks like an overweight penguin, great!
anything about pain? it didn't hurt when I stuck the needle through my hand. maybe that 1cc intramuscular injection of pure penicillin did help boost my body's immune system even :D [ 9 years before I even caught a cold after that ] but I have had serious issues with needles since then.
coming to on top of a pretty nurse wasn't a bad experience. it would have been better if we were both nekkid though ]:)
I got a tat on the back of my neck. I think I'm in the same league as your wife when it comes to pain. It's interesting how the pain changes as the needle moves down the vertebra. I think it's awesome you finally got the little guy to ride on your arm forever!
I'd love to see that article pop up on here. I'd give it a read, share it with my non-Linux friends...
The told him they were bringing him something for the pain (had been two hours and not so much as an asprin, poor kid). I told him "Ha ha, your going to get a HUGE needle stuck in your butt!" him, "no, they will do it in the arm". nurse walks in "I need you to lower your pants and turn around". He jumped a little when they stuck him, so I asked him if he needed a pain shot for his pain shot. he was laughing to much to be bothered by pain, and the nurse thought we were both quite "unsane"..... [i]maybe she was more right than she knew? ;\
that Nietzsche was unsane don't you? [ inflammable = extremely flammable, so insane = extremely sane ]