Did you know that the art of tattooing goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded tattoo being seen on mummified remains for as early as 3300 B.C.? Pretty cool!
These days tattoos are really common with recent studies reporting that one in five adult Americans have at least one piece of ink on their skin. It’s no secret that for many, tattoos are a novel way of displaying their interests for the world to see and with many of those in the crypto space really being passionate about their crypto hobby and holdings, it’s no surprise we are seeing more and more people take to social media to show up their crypto ink.
Some good, some not so good.. Check out these crypto and Bitcoin tattoos:
At the height of the Dogecoin craze of 2021, social media influencer Corrina Kopf posted a challenge to her 2.4 million followers. The challenge?
If her tweet got 50k retweets, she would get doge tattooed on her bum
As you can see in the tweet above, Corrina eventually went through with the tattoo and got the word "doge" tattooed on her skin.
We decided not to sift thru the many..many.. thirsty replies, but make no mistake it was a very popular tweet.
Twitter user The Shazi took to Twitter in 2019 to show off his Bitcoin tattoo with the Bitcoin logo making up the "b" in the word rebel.
The comments were critical to mixed at best, but we did notice that down in the replies The Shazi reported that he paid for his ink in Bitcoin. Would love to know which tattoo parlor he used that accepted Bitcoin.
Unless you were living under a rock, you should know that in 2021 Dogecoin was pretty hot to say the least. This particular Twitter user (aptly named ms. diamond paws) proudly showed off what many thought were her Dogecoin tattoo on her hands.
It turns out that the tattoos were not hers, but she was quick to correct the misconception. Either way, the responses were very positive, with many commenting on the art style and coloring.
This is an oldy, but a goody. Back in 2017, Kenneth Bosack go a Litecoin tattoo to go with his Bitcoin QR code tattoo.
(The main theme of the replies to this tweet is that the QR code was no functional...too bad)
Despite being launched back in 2014 and maintaining a spot just outside the top 100 coins, Digitbyte isn't talked about that much. However, their community is still active and churning away on Reddit and social media.
One user took to Twitter to show off a freshly minted ('heh) DigiByte tattoo back in 2019.
Many of the replies point out that the tattoo looks to be fake, or perhaps a temporary henna tattoo, but we'll allow it!
While this last entry to our list isn't specific to any crypto in general, it touts the phrase that crypto popularized; HODL!
The popular misspelling of the word hold started as a meme and became the mantra in the crypto community.