WASD: The Holy Keys

For those that don’t know, the wearer explains,

It is of the “WASD” part of a keyboard, which are the keys that control movement in first person shooter games… it’s the “home” part of the keyboard. I got the tat in commemoration of ten years of fps, off and on.

The tattoo was done by James at Artatorture here in Toronto. By the way, The Lizardman has a similar set of tattoos on his fingertips — they were written about in this article on nerdy tattoos and he also wrote about it separately.

“Takedown This!”

[see also: on ModBlog or on Digg if you don't get the context]

So… how do you DMCA a tattoo off of a person? Am I allowed to tell people that it’s a “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0 tattoo”? Is a magazine permitted to print photos of this tattoo? Can the tattoo artist or shop (Good Faith Tattoos, Boston) be sued? Can the person wearing the tattoo be sued? Can a corporation force a medical procedure (a tattoo removal)? Can they force him to always wear a shirt? Well, Rich from The New Freedom has decided to be the bait!

Edit: I’ve been told to submit this to Digg, but because (continuing in the “Digg loves censorship” meme) Digg has banned its users from linking to ModBlog because they find the content offensive, so it’s not gonna happen.