Thanks to technology launching video game consoles this last century, we have gamers today that have literally played games their entire lives. On top of that, we have hardcore players that may have come onto the gaming scene later, but they’re a strongly dedicated bunch. From either of these groups it is easy to imagine that a video game inspired tattoo could come to mind.
Super Mario Bros makes for an interesting arm tattoo. The work features Mario, Luigi, that mushroom guy, and a slew of characters straight from the game itself.
Super Mario struts proudly in his Raccoon outfit from Super Mario Bros 3. I am not sure if having the tattoo will give you the ability to float down from perches, but I do like the get up and go attitude that Mario seems to be displaying.
This Vishnu inspired Mario incorporates many game elements into a unique tattoo work that blends video gaming with eastern theology.
Mario glides in from above in this colorful rendition of the mustached one. You can almost imagine a Goomba below him ready to be pounded.
This a beautiful Mario scene that really packs in the detail. The tattoo work is quite dynamic, and Mario looks like he is ready to burst from the scene and start kicking ass.
What could best be described as a cross between Mario and Halo, Mario looks like he is ready to take on the flood in this curious matchup.
We have a gliding Mario and a fighting Mario, so it would seem natural that we would need an underwater Mario. Dashing in his frog costume, Mario seems to be intent on the job at hand.
Depending on the Sonic game, Knuckles can be a good guy or a bad guy. But in this tattoo he appears to be ready for action, with a mischievous smile and really big, well… knuckles.
It’s Pacman fever all over again when you see this ghost gobbling tattoo. I wish I had invested the quarters I wasted on this game. On second thought, at least I enjoyed those quarters, unlike my currently dropping 401k…
This nicely done tattoo celebrates the villans of the Mario games instead of Mario or Luigi. And we think it was about time these unsung characters had their spot in the sun.
While we alluded to Mario pouncing earlier, here we have him doing just that in a nicely done tattoo. Just two more hits after this and Bowser is all done for.
Mario and Link help bring a Nintendo console to life in this tattoo, but crossed guns really set the tone. That tone seems to say, “Hey, I’m serious about my retro gaming”, and it almost brings to mind a wild west scene.
This video game tattoo is all about Sonic, with Tails and Knuckles lending support. To complete the tattoo a scene shows what we think is a location from a Sonic game. Sonic and friends are looking good.
From Atari to Nintendo, retro gamers can find something good about this colorful tattoo. Zelda, Kingdom Hearts and, wait, is that Ness?
Now here is an interesting idea. Instead of going for the usual tribal tattoo, why not use a ring of Pacman ghosts for something different? Now I wonder how many of you can name the Pacman ghosts?
Apparently Pacman is always a popular tattoo character. Here we have Pacman chasing ghosts all over the place. We’ll let you guess the body location.
Sometimes you can find a cool saying in a video game that makes a great tattoo, such as this triforce example from classic Zelda.
World of Warcraft has a rich visual presentation, and they naturally make fantastic tattoos. Here we have the Forsaken emblem.