I'm not a fan of "slap in the face" atheism. That is to say, I prefer to be much more subtle about it. Instead of getting specifically atheist tattoos, I've been getting "science" tattoos, since it was my thirst for knowledge and love of science/evolution that led me to atheism in the first place.
So far I have a large atom on my right calf. I plan on getting Darwin's "I think" tree (but haven't decided where yet), the "ascent of man," and a double-helix band around my arm.
If I do get something specifically atheist, it will be this quote by Douglas Adams: "Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
I do also like the IPU symbol, and have toyed with the idea of getting that done somewhere, outlined in black and filled with pink, fading gradually.
I love it.
My wife, who's a believer, told me to get a cross with a cross through it. For a second I almost considered it.
I've been thinking about getting one that is related to reason or science...
...or just maybe a really cool rocket ship.
After years of going back and forth about getting a tatto and thinking about a design I've finally decided on one. Just a simple text one for now: Above us only sky.
Means loads of things, obviously a tribute to Lennon and the message in Imagine, but also it's about atheism as a kind of philosophy. Basically a reminder sort of like carpe diem, because this is the only life we get.
I'm really happy with the idea right now, I just have to settle on a font. The coolness of it does go away a bit if you've ever been to Liverpool airport (those who have will know what I mean), but I don't plan on going back there soon. :)