A Geek’s Guide: Nerdy Enamel Pins and Where to Find Them

When I was but a teenage emo kid I’d cover my bags with badges, displaying messages of general angst and faces of band members that I loved. Each one represented just a little piece of how I’d feel and who I wanted to present myself as. (Because apparently choosing an outfit in itself just isn’t enough…) That addiction I felt in my teens has returned!

I am a sucker for nerdy enamel pins – I cannot get enough.  Recently I was gifted a space themed varsity jacket and had to cut down the amount of pins I allowed myself to put on it but I am forever making wish-lists of pins from amazing artists.

Coventry Blogger Nerdy Enamel Pins

Here are just a few of my absolute favourite nerdy enamel pins (although I could branch out into the goth mood that still returns now… or maybe a specific one on feminist pins! There are so many!)

Disclaimer: I will link to who I assume is actually the original designer/creator/seller of these badges and I shall apologise now if I have inadvertently not linked to the OP! Please feel free to correct me.
All of these opinions are entirely my own and this is not a sponsored post.

Retro Nostalgia Pins

I absolutely love the 90’s and all things to do with it, so I’m always seeking out retro looking pins. I’ve now got quite the collection with my 3D glasses, viewfinders and joysticks (above) but I am always looking for more! Like this Virtual Pet (Tamagotchi) Pin from Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes might have to be my next purchase… And they have a whole section dedicated to geeky pins… oh my gosh. *runs to create a wishlist*

Virtual Pet Enamel Pin

For the DM

I absolutely love this one from Atomic Pins! I have recently become addicted to D’n’D, and have even bought a starter pack to help me become a DM of my own campaign! I can’t believe I didn’t get into it sooner! (Check out my other favourite games here)

Role for Initiative Dungeons & Dragons Enamel Pin DND

Three of my favourites from TheCraftyFoxShop

I fell in love with these 3 as soon as I saw them! They take pride of place on my jacket (which has kind of become my second skin now that summer is finally leaving!) I think I bought these from a shop in Brighton, but you can get them online too!

Book Lover’s Pins by PunkyPins

I am always declaring my love of books to the world. Hmmm… how can I make sure I do this consistently when in a library and unable to speak… hmmm… I KNOW. NERDY ENAMEL PINS.

All of the above from PunkyPins

Space Themed Pins

I don’t know if you noticed, but I love space themed stuff, so I plaster absolutely anything I can with galaxies, planets and stars. So as you can see, my bag is no exception. I think I got these pins from AliExpress (which is the best and worst thing ever. Sorry, not sorry, but a bit sorry).

So there you have it, my pick of the bunch. There are a HECK-ton of great designs out there. Just don’t moan to me when you have spent loads on them because one pin is NEVER enough (trust me, I know…)

But if there was ever one pin to rule all pins… It would be this hinged Jumanji board one by Atomic Pins.




  1. Nat
    28th September 2018

    Aww I love all of your pins so much and especially love your varsity jacket too. 😀

    The Jumanji pin looks so cool!

    1. Amy_Ether
      28th September 2018

      Thanks so much Nati! 🙂 I really love all of those pins! They’re all on my wishlist! (But I need to stop myself buying!)

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  5. 김민서
    13th June 2020

    Hello, I’m sorry to leave this message after a long time. Hello! It’s been a long time since I wrote this letter, so I’m sorry to send you this message. I am a student living in Korea and I am looking for a Jumanji badge similar to the one you uploaded. Then I found a site called atomic pins, and I heard that Instagram is locked and email is not used for a long time. So if you know anything about the site, I leave a message regardless of whether you can let me know. I would appreciate it if you could help me find my badge. Please tell me if you want anything in return.

    I am not good at English, so I got help from a translator, but if there is a strange sentence, it would be because of that. I am sending you again because the message seems to have been deleted. If you deleted it, I won’t upload it again, so please tell me…

    1. Amy_Ether
      13th June 2020

      Hi! It’s okay, I have to approve all comments, that’s why it didn’t show at first 🙂


      Here is a link to the jumanji pin. Hope this helps!

      1. 김민서
        14th June 2020

        Oh, thank you so much for your help, but I can’t contact the people who sell the badges on the link you sent me…. Is it because I am not good at English?

        1. Amy_Ether
          15th June 2020

          Sorry, I hope you get through to them soon! 🙁

          1. 김민서
            21st June 2020

            Thank you very much for your help. If you need any help from a person living in Korea, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

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