Have you ever stopped to consider how many awesome video game tattoos there are in the world?
Video games and tattoos both have a lot in common, especially since both have gone from niche to mainstream within the last 30 years.
Avid gamers know that video games aren’t just a hobby; instead, they are a lifestyle and an obsession, which is exactly the same thing tattoo collectors talk of with their body art.
Gamer tattoos start with arcade classics like Pong and Pacman. From this point, it transitions to the frenzied world of Nintendo characters like Mario, Link and Donkey Kong.
The industry exploded to included thousands of franchises like Halo, replete with world building, fully formed societies, economies, and religions. Many video games feature original designs that can make exquisitely hip tattoos.
Whether you are pursuing the charm of eighties arcade games or today’s hyper-realistic titles, you will certainly find a design to your liking in this collection of XX video game tattoo ideas.
1. Mario Bros Video Game Tattoos
2. Fallout Video Game Tattoo Ideas
3. Skyrim Video Game Tattoos
4. Forearm Gamer Tattoos
5. Cartoon Style Video Game Tattoos
6. Gritty Video Game Tattoos
7. Dark Mario Video Game Tattoos
8. Watercolor Style Video Game Tattoos
9. Mortal Kombat Video Game Tattoos
10. Assassin’s Creed Video Game Tattoos
11. Marvel Themed Video Game Tattoos
12. Halo Video Game Tattoo Ideas
13. The Witcher Video Game Tattoo Art
14. Upper Arm Video Game Tattoo Ideas
15. Sleeve Video Game Tattoos
16. Realistic Video Game Tattoos
Realism may be the hardest style of all to apply to video game tattoos because so few video games make use of realism in their original form. There are a few that do adopt realism, meaning that this style of application can create incredible tattoos. A skilled artist can adapt stylized images with shading accuracy, correct color palettes and light manipulation to create realistic anatomically correct pieces that also obey the laws of physics and nature.
17. Pokemon Video Game Tattoos
Some video games look visually more impressive than others. Pokemon is at the head of that pack, with a bestiary of hundreds of cleanly designed and richly colored characters that were made for tattooing. Your artist needs to make sure that the outline is a solid, cleanly applied black (usually quite thick in a way reminiscent of American traditional tattooing), and that the single fill color saturation is spot on. Bu utilizing such recognizable characters if one aspect is off, the whole image can be compromised.
18. New Wave Color Video Game Tattoos
19. Star Wars Video Game Tattoos
20. Small Video Game Tattoos
Did you enjoy these samples of Video Game tattoos. If you’re looking for more innovative designs check out the links to our other gamer galleries:
- Gamer Ink Ideas
- The Witcher Tattoo Ideas
- Top 53 Borderlands Tattoo Ideas
- Top 43 Skyrim Tattoo Ideas
- Fallout Tattoos