When most people think about Pokemon they think about a kids cartoon/video game series that’s meant for young children. For the most part, that’s also the demographic that The Pokemon Company – yes, that’s the name of the company who owns the rights to all things Pokemon – targets. However, Pokemon has been around for over 20 years.
The Pokemon fan base now spans multiple generations and many fans are now well into their mid-20s and 30s, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of these fans have Pokemon tattoos. This fact is also well supported by the characters represented in the tattoos featured in the Pokemon tattoo gallery featured below. Avid fans of the franchise will recognize that most of the characters being featured are from the original Pokemon series, which have long since been replaced by thousands of new Pokemon that have been introduced over the past 20 years since the franchise started with its initial round of 151.
Younger generations of fans have their own particular generation of Pokemon to identify with, whereas the older fans who were children and teenagers when the franchise was first released have a special connection with the original 151 Pokemon of yesteryear. (Although it also probably helps that the original 151 Pokemon were by far the best ever created.)
Even if you’re not a Pokemon fan, the artistry depicted in the gallery below is simply astounding. Sure, Pokemon fans will be able to better appreciate some of the finer artistic nuances, like the three starter pokemon being drawn inside a silhouette of Pikachu, but even people who’ve never heard of Pokemon can appreciate the colorful designs featured below.
Even if the franchise disappeared from the face of the Earth tomorrow, these tattoos are proof that Pokemon will never be forgotten.