This Ex-Apple Employee Turned Rock Star Tattooed Steve Jobs’ Face Right On His Arm [Gallery]



Did you see our post the other day about getting yourself a temporary Steve Jobs tattoo and decide to turn yourself into quivering flesh mosaic of intertwined Steve Jobs heads?

That’s nothing. Reader Dan Uricoli Jr. has lived and breathed Apple since he was 19. He was an Apple Corporate employee for three and a half years, and even now, as a professional musician fronting the band Stellar Revival, uses Apple products extensively in his art.

In fact, Dan is such an Apple die-hard that he permanently tattooed Steve Jobs’ iconic portrait on his right arm. Now that’s a card-carrying member of the Cult of Mac.

iDan (as he likes to be known) writes:

“I started working for Apple at the age of 19 (I believe I was the youngest employee hired at corporate level). I was on cloud 9, thinking about it still fills my iHeart with joy because I love Apple, always have, always will.”

“I left Apple back in May because my band “Stellar Revival” just inked a deal with EMI Worldwide and I am off to Vancouver to write and record a full-length record to be released in 2012,” Dan says.

But even though he’s left Apple’s corporate halls, Dan wanted to make sure that he never forgot the face of the visionary genius who had helped shape his life both professionally and artistically.

“About a month ago (before the announcement of Steve’s resignation) I decided to get a tattoo on my arm,” Dan says. “Although I knew Steve’s biography was coming out soon, I had no idea what photo they’d use for the dust jacket, or that it would end up being the same picture I tattooed on my arm. It’s like it was meant to be.”

“For me, Steve has been a huge role-model both technologically and musically. I have always looked up to him and was so fortunate to have the opportunity to work under his leadership. I am a true believer in “The Crazy Ones” and proud to wear such a iconic portrait on my arm.”

And does iDan have any advice for anyone looking to get hired by Apple, or to get signed by a major label? He does, and it’s the same advice Steve Jobs himself lives by.

“Stay hungry, stay foolish,” says Dan.

You can hear some tracks from Dan’s band Stellar Revival here on the official MySpace page.

  • Rubeeezy

    He should complete the sleeve by adding the entire executive staff. I mean, Steve Jobs didn’t do it all by himself.

  • prof_peabody

    The rest of the executives are fat and unattractive though.  :)

  • Ernesto Valladares

    Hey ….Much success and admiration form your friend Ernie…….be cool and stay as humble and good  hearted as I have know you to be

  • Jordan Clay

    well…he should at least have Tim Cook, the new CEO, John Ives since he is a Design God, Woz..since he was a founder. the old CEO that ousted out Jobs…who cares what his name was.

  • MarinaBelt

    really awesome I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use BidsNé

  • imajoebob

    Why do I keep seeing a future where people are literally praying at the Church of Steve? 
    (On the third day He created the iBook, and it was good.)

  • FriarNurgle

    That’s dumb.

  • Jamesfastboy

    dan is the man!

  • WardC

    I am still waiting on my Gil Amelio tattoo…long live Newton and Power Macintosh!!

    Edit: You know, I am joking…LOL…tattoos just not for me, but I do cherish the Scully and Amelio days, the great pride we had owning a Macintosh back then.

    I was lucky enough to get to meet Steve Jobs in 2000 right after he gave the Macworld San Francisco keynote address, I broke through the crowds of media reporters, went to the front of the stage, and just went up and introduced myself…I told him I was from Fort Worth, Texas and the Vice President of our Mac Usergroup, and that this was my first trip to San Francisco. He asked me how I liked San Francisco, and said it was a great city. I told Steve that I am really impressed with all of the new innovations that Apple was making at the time, and that I owned both a PowerMac and PowerBook G3, and had been using Macs since my first computer (Macintosh LC II) when I was 10 years old. I also told Steve that we just got my Dad his first computer, a Bondi Blue iMac, and that he loves it. Steve said he was very impressed that I was VP of my Mac Usergroup and that we need more young people like myself in this world. I only got to talk with him for like 2 minutes, because he had to give some interviews to all of these cameramen and media reporters who were swarming around us. It’s hard to believe this was 11 years ago! I turned to my right, and there was Jonathan Ive, just standing there, talking to nobody, so I went and introduced myself to him….I told him I was very impressed by all of the new designs that he was doing for Apple, especially the iMac, PowerMac G3, and PowerBooks….then I walked off the stage, went back to the hotel (Mariott), got on the internet, and signed up for my free e-mail address ( was introduced that day, which later turned into MobileMe, and has now evolved to become iCloud. Steve also announced that he was becoming the permanent CEO, dropping the “Interim CEO” title, and now becoming “iCEO” of Apple…so it was a big day for Steve. Apple also unveiled the Aqua interface of OS X for the first time to the public that day…it was a very memorable day for me, and I am glad to have had that opportunity to meet Steve and Jony that day…two people who have revolutionized computing, technology, and the way we interact with the world.

  • timborama

    LOL!  I guess he can always find work in an Apple store, if his “rock stardom” doesn’t work out.

  • Steve

    What. A. Tool.

  • TylerHoj

    Thats creepy. I was thinking of getting virtually the same tattoo on my forearm. I even ordered that fake tattoo you guys posted about, to see if I like it. I’m a former Apple employee, but this guy one-upped with the whole “Rock Star” facade. Creepy. 

  • TylerHoj

    To each, his own. 

  • TylerHoj

    To each, his own. 

  • DREGstudios

    is done but left his mark on every corner of wireless technology. It only
    leaves us asking who won the war between the two titans of modern computer
    technology? Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates / Apple vs. Microsoft– check out my
    rendering of an epic match-up of their cyborg selves on my artist’s blog at

  • Evan Benford

    Might wanna fix ur pants leg in that pic bud

  • Baz

    Love it. Can’t wait to hear the album.

  • Charles

    Funny i was thinking the same thing about you.

  • ShadowLock

    Excellent Tat! :D