Given that I have a Temple of Doom tattoo, and that my left arm is taken up by a horde of zombies swarming the city of Seattle, I can’t say a whole lot about this guy’s epic Star Trek knuckle tattoo. That’s fandom right there, that’s, “I care more about my favorite sci-fi TV show than I do about getting a job, ever.” You have to admire that kind of devotion.
This particular piece of body art belongs to a Trekkie named Jason Criss. And not only does he have the call sign for the Enterprise D (NCC-1701-D) from Star Trek: Generations, but also has a silhouette of the entire Galaxy Class vessel behind the letters. Definitely more intricate than most knuckle tattoos. And hell, with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, why the hell not.
After much deliberation, Criss writes, “I finally decided that the enterprise d on my knuckles was the best choice for me.” While I can’t argue with his logic, I’d still be curious to be a fly on the wall while he was weighing the pros and cons of this particular tattoo. It looks like he has a fair collection of other work, so he probably knew exactly what he was getting himself into.
This piece is still a work in progress, you can tell from looking at this that it is still pretty fresh. Right now the Enterprise is just an outline, there is still some color and shading left to do. But don’t worry, Criss sounds like the kind of fan that isn’t going to let something like that sit around for too long without finishing it off.