Meet Ivan Morrison, a Canadian IT worker and moderator at Ivan's Support Haus Forum. For his recent 31st birthday, he treated himself to a detailed, multicolor tattoo of the iGoogle logo on his right deltoid. Why did he give over his own fleshy real estate to the search engine's customizable homepage? He tells Valleywag:
Well since Google came out, I have been so "into" the company, the technology they use, and the sheer global power this little "search engine" has grown to become that I knew that I would someday get the Google logo.
This man is not well. If the iGoogle tattoo doesn't tell you that immediately, know this: He has a Windows XP logo tattooed on his left arm. Evidence after the jump.
So, Ivan, care to explain your original tattoo?
I got the XP tattoo as the Beta of XP was launching, I always wanted a tattoo and wanted to make something permanent and since MS has always been good to me, providing me the means to work really, being in computer support, I have always been a supporter of the MS line of products, I currently hold my MCP in various MS technologies. The XP tattoo was the first that I know of, I got it in March 2001, just before XP released. I have been in the IT industry for over 12 years, and am as into as I was back when I was 12 learning DOS and Amiga Workbench 1.1! oh those were the days
So for the past year, I have wanted to get a new tattoo. The one I have now is great, and since I won't be upgrading the tattoo to a new Vista one [Ed. note: ha!], I figured I would go with something new, again Geek all the way, a heart or dragon just wouldn't mean anything to me. so the Google logo was it, and when I saw the IGoogle logo, day in and day out on the only homepage I have, it really seemed to make sense. So last week on my 31st birthday I went to the local tattoo shop and found out what it was going to cost and time frame, [Ed. note: $65 and 30 minutes under the gun] but since I wasn't planning on it, I went back this week, art work in hand and a desire to get some "ink".