10 Badass Gaming Tattoos

By Ryan Winslett in Lists!
Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

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For love of the game
Some folks like to take their love of gaming to a whole new level, permanently marking their body with images of their favorite titles, characters and consoles.

If you're going to take things that far, you better at least have a fantastic design in mind.


Following are 10 of our favorites.

Totem Pole



This one has all the basics covered, covering the early ages of gaming from Pong on up to The Legend of Zelda. It's simple, unique, badass.


The Power Glove


​Few devices hold such a warm place in gamers' hearts as the Nintendo Power Glove. It didn't function all that well, but damn if you didn't look cool wearing it.


Sonic Explosion


​Holy crap that's an awesome Sonic tattoo. Lots of colors, great movement and action and a crisp, clean read. Gaming tattoos don't get much better than this.




This Super Street Fighter II tattoo looks like it was scanned straight off of the screen and onto this dude's arm. Bravo.




This whimsical look at Mario has great flow. The clouds sweep in from the right, with Mario's fireball continuing the wave back from the left. One of the most artistic we've seen.


The Kitchen Sink


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​This tattoo has damn near everything. Loads of characters, fantastic art and beautiful colors. Muy bueno.


The Code


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​Every old school gamer has a soft spot for the Konami code, and this is the best tattoo version of it we could find. Twenty bucks says this guy has no trouble finding ammo.

True Love


​It's not often you find a gaming tattoo that has something to say. Using Portal's iconic Companion Cube and cake, the bearer of this great tattoo forces us to feel a wide array of emotions including love, loss, betrayal, hope, anticipation, utter joy and crushing defeat.


Best. Belly. Ever.


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​Could this be the sexiest tattoo of all time? Survey says "yes."



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Is that a Snake in your pants or are you just happy to see us? We're not sure what to think about the location, but the artwork is certainly badical.

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