The upcoming season of Doctor Who,  beginning August 23, has many fans restless to see the newest Doctor (played by Peter Capaldi) in action. So, we figured: what better way to pass the time than checking out Doctor Who tattoos and clips from the show?

 


 

Tattoos of the TARDIS (aka “Sexy”)

 

The Doctor travels in a spacecraft called the TARDIS, an acronym for Time And Relative Dimension In Space. The Doctor’s TARDIS (which is bigger on the inside) is stuck in the shape of a 1960s-style London police box due to a faulty chameleon circuit.

When the TARDIS’s consciousness briefly inhabited a human body during the episode The Doctor’s Wife, we discovered that the TARDIS is sentient and experiences time non-linearly. We also learned that the Doctor calls his TARDIS “Sexy”… But only when they’re alone.

 

 

By Shane Sudduth at Inksomnia

By Shane Sudduth at Inksomnia

 


 

Tattoos of Doctor Who Villains

 

The Daleks are the doctors “oldest and deadliest enemy.” They are a race of cyborgs created by the evil scientist Davros. He genetically modified his race, integrated them into tank-like robotic shells, and removed their ability to feel pity, compassion, or remorse. The Daleks view themselves as the supreme race of the universe; their interests include universal domination and extermination.

 

 

 

The Cybermen are another pesky race of cyborgs bent on universal domination. Their origins go back to humanoids on the planet Mondas where humans were implanting more and more artificial parts as a means of self-preservation. They became a race of coldly calculating cyborgs devoid of all emotion. They convert others by “upgrading” them. If you don’t want to be upgraded, well then “you will be deleted.”

 

 

By Wendy at Kustom Kulture

By Wendy Brown at Kustom Kulture

By Amanda Abbott at Empire Tattoo

By Amanda Abbott at Empire Tattoo

By unknown artist

By unknown artist

 


 

Misc. Doctor Who Tattoos

 

Oh yeah, that thing with the Adipose during Partners in Crime… They were these alien creatures made out of living fat. That episode was a little strange, but still great. You know why? The Doctor and Donna Noble meet again! (Disclaimer: Donna was my favorite companion, I may be slightly biased.) Anyway, strangeness aside — that episode had some great moments.

 

By Mat Lapping at Creative Vandals

By Mat Lapping at Creative Vandals

 

The sonic screwdriver. Early on it was mostly used to unlock stuff. But, for better or for worse, it’s developed some more versatility over the years. Some people think it’s become an over-used plot device. Whatever your opinion on the show’s use of the sonic screwdriver — this tattoo is great.

By Heath at Something Wicked Tattoo

By Heath at Something Wicked Tattoo

 

There was this one time when the Doctor had to hide out as a human (during the episode Human Nature). The catch? To make it convincing he had to believe he was a human. So he transferred his Time Lord essence and memories to a fob watch, which he had Martha guard. The tattoo below is that watch.

 

“Come along Ponds,” sniff… Amy and Rory had some moments that really hit you hard, right in the feels. Like when Rory was the “Lone Centurion” and guarded the box Amy was trapped in for 2,000 years (The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang). Amy’s sacrifice to be with Rory in The Angels Take Manhattan was another huge tear-jerker.

By Tiffany LeMeaux

By Tiffany LeMeaux