These are the 11 most elaborate and quirky ways fans have paid tribute to the genius of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ unwavering commitment to quality and innovation earned him many admirers throughout the world, and when an icon like him┬ápasses away, there will naturally be a flood of memorials. Books will be written, films made — in Jobs’ case, at least three.

When you love someone the way many Apple enthusiasts love Steve Jobs, memorializing him isn’t necessarily about making something “cool.” It’s about showing your personal connection to your hero. And if you are of the quirky sort, that tribute can turn out quite strange, and heartwarming in its own way.

At 22 years old, Steve Job said this about the founding of Apple: “Our whole company is founded on the principle that there is something very different that happens with one person, one computer…What we’re trying to do is remove the barrier of having to learn to use a computer.” This mission eventually caught fire with people around the world, and many associated Jobs with this road to intuitive design perfection.

Here are some of the weirdest ways they have paid tribute to his life, which ended four years ago today:

The Steve Jobs ink

Nikko Hurtado

This tattoo by artist Nikko Hurtado is so realistic it looks like someone might have just Photoshopped a picture of Jobs onto this man's arm. They didn't. Hurtado specialises in ultra-realistic tattoo depictions. He has depicted everyone from Mr. Rogers (yes, that Mr. Rogers) to Will Ferrell on clients' bodies.

The Steve Jobs goes to heaven animation

Next Media

The 'Young Steve Jobs' action figure

Legend Toys

The Steve Jobs spare parts portrait

Rex Features

The Steve Jobs haircut


The 'Steve Jobs Cheese Head'

Ken on

The Steve Jobs pizza

Wilhelm Rodriguez

The Steve Jobs Hello Kitty


The golden bust of Steve Jobs

China News

The Steve Jobs official statue


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