If you love gaming and tattoos in equal measure, then, chances are, you’ve considered getting some ink in homage to your favourite video games. With so many immersive worlds, iconic characters and stunning imagery to choose from, the possibilities are practically endless.
To give you some inspiration, below we have rounded up 16 of the most insane gaming-inspired tattoos from 8 of the most loved video game titles of all time. Enjoy.
Mortal Kombat Tattoos
Since 1992, Mortal Kombat has delighted gamers around the world with its fast-paced fighting and gruesome finishers. And because of that, it seemed only fitting to feature some Mortal Kombat inspired tattoos in this list.
Get over here and take a look.
World Of Warcraft Tattoos
World of Warcraft; because who needs sleep and a social life anyway?
Released in 2004 and based on the lore of the Warcraft game series, this MMORPG quickly became one of the most popular online multiplayer games of all time.
Check out some of the best World of Warcraft inspired tattoos below.
Mario and his friends have brought joy to the childhoods (and adulthoods, for that matter) of gamers for three and a half decades. The colourful world in which this moustached plumber and his brother raid castle after castle in search of a princess will live on forever in video game history.
For that reason, here are some vibrant and eye-catching Mario tattoo designs for you to enjoy.
Street Fighter Tattoos
Hadoukens. Tiger Uppercuts. Yoga Flames. Beating up cars. Street Fighter features a roster of some of the most iconic characters in the gaming world – who possess some of the most-loved special moves of all time.
Take a look at the Street Fighter inspired tattoos below.
Gears Of War Tattoos
A game unlike any other, Gears of War is as visually impressive as it is brutal. Sinister but striking imagery, set in an immersive world and combined with unique game play were the factors that made it an instant hit when it was first released.
Take a look at our favourite Gears of War tattoo designs below.
When the first Pokemon games were released back in the late 90s, a whole generation of kids went bat-shit crazy for them. Literally. Fast-forward a few years, those same kids have grown up and got tattoos paying tribute to these adorable but fearless fighting monsters.
Take a look at some of the colourful Pokemon tattoo designs we’ve got for you below.
God Of War Tattoos
Kratos, the main character in the God of War series, is an unshakeable spartan warrior with a cool torso, arm and head tattoo. This PlayStation exclusive title combines mythological settings, captivating plots and exciting combat. The result? A legendary game.
Check out some of the God Of War ink we’ve found below.
One of the most revered first-person shooters in gaming world, Halo has created a legacy rivalled by only a few titles. Master Chief, the main character in the Halo series, has been a firm favourite on every generation of Xbox since the very first Xbox almost two decades ago.
Take a look at the out-of-this-world Halo-inspired tattoos below.