Tattoos are an amazing tool for self-expression. When you think about getting a tattoo as a gamer, you will be able to tell the world which are your favorite games. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic game tattoos you can get.
What makes a gaming-related tattoo iconic?
Well, for one, the game itself. There are thousands of games released each year. However, only a couple of them can achieve cult status. These video games usually have items or symbols that make a perfect base for a tattoo. When you get such an iconic game inked, you won’t need to explain to anyone what the tattoo is about. They will know instantly, and probably drop a positive comment like ‘wow, nice tattoo!’.
Make them unique
One of the most important things you have to do when getting such a tattoo is to put a unique spin on it. Since there are a lot of people who love the same games, you don’t want to end up with the same tattoo as others. You should gather some inspiration and take them to your tattoo artist. After a quick brainstorming, come up with an idea on how to make YOUR tattoo stand out from the crowd.
Now that you know what you need to get, and how to get it, let’s take a look at the most iconic game tattoos you can get.
Half-Life is one of the most beloved franchises in video gaming history. The series just never drops to third place. While we are waiting for Valve to finally finish the epic tale of Half-Life, you can commemorate this amazing series with a crowbar tattoo.
This iconic weapon is your first way to defend yourself in the Half-Life universe. The orange crowbar is known among gamers and everyone will instantly recognize where it’s from.
Another great Half-Life-themed tattoo idea is the iconic Lambda Sign. It’s an especially easy tattoo to do, however one that has limited customizability.
For fans of Sci-Fi games, the N7 sign is a clear indication of Mass Effect. The N7 code is only carried by the top trained special forces members. It’s one of the most iconic signs in science fiction gaming.
Luckily this tattoo can be done with quite a flexible design. Put your head together with your tattoo artist and you will be able to come up with an amazing idea to put a unique spin on it.
We simply could not skip The Triforce from this list. You can find this in the Legend of Zelda games from Nintendo. One of the most popular and iconic franchises ever released. Many people love Zelda games and they are usually one of the reasons people buy Nintendo’s gaming consoles.
Another one from video game giant Nintendo. Pokemon, the super popular series started as a simple videogame for the first Game Boy. The Pokeball is one of the most recognizable gaming culture-related references. You can show off your love of Pokemon with this amazing tattoo.
Additionally, you can get your favorite pokemon inked on yourself. You just have to make sure you get an awesome artist. We have seen way too many poor designs on pokemon tattoos.
Everyone has at the very least tried Minecraft. What’s more, most of us spend more time on it than we want to admit. That’s understandable though, it’s like a huge Lego universe after all. Commemorate your love for Minecraft with a creeper tattoo. This scary creature is the destroyer of your most loved creations. However, in pop culture, it’s well known.
Quite possibly the most well-known video game character ever. Getting a Mario tattoo is not just telling people that you love the Super Mario games. No, it’s telling the world about your love of gaming. Even your grandmother might recognize this tattoo. It’s the best choice for a general video game-related design.
The ultimate ‘I love gaming’ tattoo. Get a design of your favorite video game console’s gamepad. Whether you are looking for a modern design, or want something like the NES or PS1 controllers, it’s an awesome idea. The best way to tell the world, that you are a gamer.
+1 Star Wars Related Tattoo
There are a ton of Star Wars games, however, at heart, it’s still a movie series. Regardless we had to include it in the list. There are just way too many amazing ideas for a Star Wars Tattoo.
Here are our favorite ones: X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Death Star, LightSaber, Darth Vader Mask, Y-Wing, AT-ST, AT-AT.
Your Own Design
Of course, there are more great video game-related tattoos you can get. These are just some ideas for the most popular games. You can always take an iconic logo, or moment from your absolute favorite and get that instead.
This article is a guest post from our friends at indiegamerz.com