50 Tattoos That Prove Nerds Are Badass

Headshot_2015_christineerickson_1 By Christine Erickson2014-05-09 11:30:30 UTC

Pop culture has shoved the nerd typecast into its locker for decades, depicting comic book lovers and gamers as mouth-breathing neck-beards who hiss at the sun.

But hanging by your underwear on the flagpole is hardly worth a wince to today’s nerds. In fact, many are so tough, they’d undergo the pain and permanence of a tattoo just to show loyalty to their favorite series or character. Your swirlies are nothing in comparison to needles, bullies.

These badass nerdy tattoos will make you think twice about stereotypes. Not that it matters — they are far too busy schooling you in trivia night at the bar to care.

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