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Somebody gets a Raspberry Pi tattoo

Updated And we speak with him
Wed Dec 05 2012, 12:00
Raspberry Pi tattoo

A RASPBERRY PI FAN has gone out and got a tattoo of the company's logo.

The man in question, Paul Rainer von Habsburg from the US, got a tattoo of the Raspberry Pi logo on his ankle, and he apparently is the first person in the world to get one.

He's clearly a massive fan of the credit-card sized PC as this isn't a tattoo that can be easily hidden, as you can see from the picture above. 

We spoke with Habsburg about the motivation behind his quirky tattoo. He told The INQUIRER, "I'm into open source everything. My parents got me my first computer, an Apple IIGS, back in 1987. Since then I've been hooked on all things tech. Always tinkered with Linux distros but I fell in love with Ubuntu Linux immediately upon trying my first live CD (Hoary Hedgehog 5.04) back in April 2005.

"I wanted a Raspberry Pi for what felt like the longest time and finally received mine at the end of October. The tattoo has been something I've wanted but I waited till I actually received the Raspberry Pi in the mail.

"I'm using one of them to run a slideshow at Now or Never Tattoos for ECHO to showcase his work, one as a media center running XBMC (replacing my archaic LinuxMCE tower), and my wife is going to try to use her Raspberry Pi to run an indoor aquaponic garden."

Co-founder of Raspberry Pi Liz Upton is pretty chuffed about the whole thing. She said in a blog post, "Paul, who designed our logo, is bounding around with joy at the news; he has never seen a piece of his artwork in tattoo form before, and Rainer's new ankle decoration means Paul now has something in common with Lucian Freud."

"I don't think I've seen dedication to Linux quite like this ever. Thank you Rainer - we salute your pain threshold!"

Still, Raspberry Pi shouldn't feel too honoured, as it seems that Rainer is a fan of getting technology related tattoos in general. He already has Linux and Android tattoos emblazoned on his skin, and he posted on his Google+ page that he's planning on getting Asus, HTC and Google tattoos, too.

We're guessing that he won't be getting a tattoo of the Apple logo any time soon. µ


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