8 Top Computer Tattoo Designs

Wear your passion for all things tech on your skin and earn compliments wherever you go.

Written by , BA (English Hons) Pahul Nanra BA (English Hons) linkedin_icon Experience: 2 years
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There was a time when tattoo inspirations were restricted to flowers and nature designs only. But now, as tattoo artists are importing themes of modern lifestyles into the world of body art, the inspiration is way more than just aesthetics. Take computer tattoos for example. A few decades ago people would never have appreciated a code or a chip tattoo, but now it will surely make heads turn. They can show your fascination or affiliation with the tech world and can also serve as a tribute to technology that has advanced our civilization to such a great extent. If you want to know more about the meaning behind computer tattoos and are looking for inspiration, we will help you with just that. Read on!

Meaning Of Computer Tattoos

Computer tattoos can include various components of a computer and it mostly symbolizes a connection to technology and the digital age. It can represent a passion for coding too. It highlights one’s identity as a programmer, gamer, or tech enthusiast.
It can also symbolize intelligence or problem-solving skills. It can be drawn in the form of a motherboard, mouse, chip, desktop, or even keyboard. Some even get a tattoo of a computer ergonomic chair!

8 Unique Computer Tattoo Ideas With Pictures

If you are a techie looking for inspiration for your computer tattoo, you are at the right place. Read on!

1. Computer Chip Tattoo

A computer chip tattoo on the wrist
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One of the most common computer tattoos is a computer chip tattoo. They can be minimalist, and you can have them fit your wrist as well. It makes you an extension of the system. You can have it drawn as a geometric tattoo or have it inked in a realistic style like a real chip from a motherboard. The design above uses only black design and geometry to make a chip tattoo. You can scale the tattoo down further and have something written on the chip as well.

2. Computer Keyboard Tattoo

A keyboard tattoo on a woman’s wrist
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Computer keyboard tattoos are very popular among both techies and writers. You can have it inked in any style you want but minimalist or line art is going to help keep your tattoo small. You can also highlight certain keys of the tattoo in different colors to express a secret message. This tattoo can be inked on the upper arm or the forearm if you want more elaborate designs.

3. Computer Tattoo Sleeve

A computer circuit sleeve tattoo
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Sleeve tattoos are a big commitment, but once you have made up your mind about the design, the tattoo will always get you compliments. This unique sleeve tattoo is a mix of circuits in a computer system and some components of a CPU. You can also add more elements on your own like the mouse, keyboard, and even pendrive. The designs can be placed together to cover your entire sleeve. You can have it inked in black and gray to give it a realistic look.

4. Computer Tattoo On Hand

A minimalist computer tattoo on the hand
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Hand tattoos always command immediate attention and become a part of the wearer’s identity. It is not the most painless option but is the right position if you want to wear your heart on your skin. As a techie, you can get this tiny desktop and keyboard inked on your hand. The design style can be minimalist or outline style, but it will gives the tattoo a very antique feeling. The bulky monitor in the design above shows the wearer’s long time relationship with computers.

5. Computer Motherboard Tattoo

A minimalist motherboard tattoo on the hand
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The motherboard is found in the CPU of the system and is responsible for all the functions of the computer. It symbolizes power. You can have a realistic tattoo of the motherboard or a line art like the tattoo above. The beauty of the tattoo is that you don’t have to be very precise about the design. The intricate lines are what draws attention to the tattoo.

6. Computer Processor Tattoo

A computer processor tattoo on the hand
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Computer processors are like the heart and brain of the computer system. It is one of the most important parts of keeping the system running. The tattoo shown above is reimagined to make it look somewhat like a circuit too. The best part about the tattoo is that, though it uses simple lines, it forms a very intricate art. You can even scale the tattoo up or down if you like.

7. Black Computer Tattoo

A minimalist computer tattoo on the hand
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This minimalist tattoo is what will always fetch you compliments on all tech events and gatherings. The design is not too complex and it is very easy to decipher. It shows a black screen monitor. It uses thick bold lines to make the screen. The use of simple black ink makes the tattoo a perfect option for all skin tones. It simply shows your unwavering association with all things tech and digital.

8. Computer Circuit Tattoo

A computer circuit tattoo on the forearm
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When in doubt about what design to use as a filler for computer tattoos, you can always use circuit wires. They are very geometric and can be drawn using fine lines or a minimalist style. They exude futuristic vibes and give hope for a more organized tomorrow. They can also be interpreted as technology being inseparable from the wearer’s person.

Who would have guessed that something so unconventional as a computer could give us such innovative designs for tattoos? The designs above showcase some popular computer parts in artistic tattoo designs. You can also merge these to create a whole new tattoo. The possibilities are really endless. Get creative and have codes written on the arm to deliver unique messages. Scroll up and check out designs once more if you need a nudge to unleash the artistic side of the dominant techie in you!

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Pahul NanraBeauty & Lifestyle Writer

Pahul Nanra is a content writer with a penchant for all things fashion and beauty. She has two years of experience in writing across beauty and lifestyle genres. She is an English Honors graduate from Delhi University with a diploma in Fashion Designing from YMCA. This beauty and couture enthusiast also has a varied interest in Korean culture and cinematography...read full bio

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