Im extremely captivated by steampunk derived forms of art work. I think between select movies and following my favorite tattooist, my fascination has me wishing more people enjoyed it as much as I do! I try to convince people to incorporate it into their tattoos but they don't seem to get into it Anyway yes, lol I adore it.
Something to ingrain into a tatoo has to be complimentary to a person's body, which is the goal of any body art, IMO.
So, steampunk elements should in this case enhance the natural forms: gears and armouring supporting muscles, wires and tubes doubling with veins of a hand, pumps and mechanical devices covering breast, symbolising the heart.
And of course, it would look great to compile such tattoo with piercing.