Binary tattoos sometimes get overlooked as boring or not as visually stimulating as a scene composed of more animated subjects. However, for some, that simplicity carries huge appeal. While not exceedingly common, binary tattoos are gaining popularity.
Comprised of a series of ones and zeros, binary code is a complex system used in computing and telecommunications.
Tech geeks might appreciate binary tattoos for their potential to hide profound meaning in plain sight while paying homage to their interests or career.
That being said, while there is nothing wrong with a string of number code if that’s what the wearer truly wants, a tattooist with some imagination can turn that bunch of zeros and ones into something truly special. By using forced perspective tricks or arranging the code in asymmetrical patterns, the artist can achieve greater visual interest.
Additionally, binary code can be worked into many different shapes. This is ideal because suddenly, the tattoo represents not just the hidden meaning within the code itself, but displays an actual image that also means something to the wearer. In this way, there are both public and private meanings assigned to the same piece, which makes it like two tattoos in one.
If zeros and ones really are the primary focus, they can still look stylish if applied with precision and using creative lettering.