Steve Jobs’ legacy lives on thanks to Apple fans’ tattoos

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A kind of love that goes skin-deep.
A kind of love that goes skin-deep.
Photo: greezer.ch/Flickr CC

Steve Jobs had a way of getting under people’s skin. Still does, if you consider the growing number of Apple fans who have had his iconic face or some other Jobs tribute tattooed onto their skin.

Today we celebrate what would have been the Apple co-founder’s 61st birthday by looking at body art inspired by the pioneer of personal computing.

Jobs, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2011, dreamed big but probably never imagined his legacy would push pen to skin like some rock ‘n’ roll legend or Hollywood starlet.

He dared us to Think Different, and to look at the pictures below, some clearly have.

A re-creation of Albert Watson’s photograph of a thoughtful Jobs, his left hand resting on his chin, seems to be the way ink wearers prefer to remember the late Apple leader. But others selected a Jobs quote and incorporated the bitten Apple logo.

We’ve also added an Apple fan with an intricate haircut portrait of Jobs. While not permanent, it fits right in as we consider the feelings of some of Jobs’ more devoted fans.

Forever, the face of Apple.
Forever, the face of Apple.
Photo: Jaime De Leon Tud
From the iconic Albert Watson photo.
From the iconic Albert Watson photo.
Photo: Darian Lisker/High Spirits Tattoos
Abstract and graphically beautiful.
Abstract and graphically beautiful.
Photo: Sachin Samarao/Trippink Tattoos
Former Apple employee turned rocker, Dan Uricoli Jr., remembering the old boss.
Former Apple employee turned rocker Dan Uricoli Jr. remembers his old boss.
Photo: Dan Uricoli Jr.
The man and the brand.
The man and the brand.
Photo: Tattoostime
A head of the next iPhone launch? A Rob Ferrel special form San Antonio, Texas.
A head of the next iPhone launch? A Rob Ferrel special form San Antonio, Texas.
Photo: Rob Ferrel/theonlinecentral.com