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Marvelous Mario Tattoos

@boris_shark

If you’ve been closely following the site for the past week or so, then you’ve probably noticed an increased frequency in video game based galleries – the reason for which was explained in a previous gallery. Today, we’re focusing on the highest selling game franchise of all time – Mario. Oddly enough, Mario’s first appearance was in the 1981 game Donkey Kong. In the game, players would control Mario and make their way up towards Donkey Kong by jumping over barrels and climbing up ladders. The point was to save the prince and get a high score. Of course, over years Mario has evolved into the iconic Nintendo figurehead that he is today. The franchise has made Nintendo over a billion dollars alone and continues to pay dividends to this day. People love Mario and all the characters associated with him, which is what you’ll see in the tattoo gallery below. Enjoy. Read More »

Gorgeous Gears of War Tattoos

@mrsviolence_official

People forget about the Gears of War franchise when discussing the evolution of video games during the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation. The first title in the franchise, which was called Gears of War (go figure), was one of the first games to see massive interest and usage of online console multiplayer through Xbox Live. For an entire year it was THE go-to shooter for many people on the Xbox 360, before Halo 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare were released in 2007. Unfortunately the popularity of the series quickly tapered off with subsequent iterations as Halo and Call of Duty largely took over the competitive multiplayer shooter space in a gaming generation that would come to be dominated by FPS games. But Gears of War still has massive fans and is getting a new title beyond the original trilogy coming in October of 2016, with a new development team behind it, may revitalize and reshape the franchise. Read More »

Stunning Jellyfish Tattoos

@zheremo

Did you know that jellyfish are the oldest multi-organ animals on Earth? It’s been confirmed that they’ve floated around the sea for at least 500 million years and may have been around a lot longer than that. What many people find attractive about jellyfish are their odd lightbulb-like shape, translucent bodies (that means you can see through it) and colorful array of luminescence sported by many jellyfish species. Their design and nature lends itself well to colorful tattoo designs, particularly watercolor tattoos and anything else looking to utilize bright colors. We hope you enjoy this tattoo gallery and be sure to check back daily for more. Read More »

Awesome Halo Tattoos

@inkspiredofficial

There were plenty of massively popular FPS (first-person shooters) before the Halo franchise started with Halo: Combat Evolved. PC gamers has thoroughly enjoyed game franchises like Quake, Unreal Tournament and DOOM for years before 2001 rolled around. But there’s no denying the massive impact Halo had on the gaming industry. Halo: Combat Evolved was heralded as one of the best first-person shooters ever to be released on a gaming console. While there had been popular FPS games before, like Golden Eye, Halo’s eased control scheme coupled with its release right around the time multiplayer-online gaming was starting to grow and progress made the franchise a dominant force in gaming whose only real competition was the Call of Duty franchise. That being said, what largely set the first Halo game apart from its competition was its story. Master Chief and Cortana became instant favorites for an entire generation of gaming fans. Hence the plethora of high quality Halo tattoos you’ll see in the gallery below. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Alex Binnie

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Alex Binnie got his first tattoo back in the 70s and started getting heavily tattooed in the 80s before he began tattooing towards the latter part of the decade. That means he has close to 30 years of tattooing experience under his belt! His experience and practiced expertise shows in every tattoo he designs and inks. He’s been the owner of Into You Tattoo & Piercing for longer than many shops have been around and continues to work out the London-based studio to this day. If you’re looking for an insanely talented and practiced hand to design and ink your next tattoo, you should seek out Alex Binnie. To see more badass work by Alex Binnie and many others, check out TAM Issue 12! alexbinnie.com binnieprint.bigcartel.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/abinniepaperandskin/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Tony Hundahl

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Tony Hundahl has been tattooing as a paid professional since 1998. He specializes in tattoos that feature a lot of bold imagery and movement while simultaneously being based off of traditional western and Japanese styles, although his unique flair could look a little new school-esque to the untrained eye. His number one goal for each of his tattoos is to create something powerful that will stand the test of time as best as it possibly can. You can take any idea to Tony and he’ll craft you a one-of-a-kind design you won’t see anywhere else, and if you’re given the chance to do so then we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Alex Binnie and many others, check out TAM Issue 12! Austin, TX rockofagestattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/t_hundahl/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Juan Puente

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Having started tattooing in Orange County in 1992, Juan Puente has almost 25 years of tattooing experience. He currently works in San Francisco out of Black Heart Tattoo, which was founded back in 2004 and is the home of numerous highly talented artists. Juan primarily enjoys working with fine line black-and-grey and bold traditional tattoos but, as you’ll see in the gallery below, he’s quite eclectic and able to create any sort of tattoo design you may desire. If you have a chance to get a tattoo by this master of the industry, we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Alex Binnie and many others, check out TAM Issue 12!  San Francisco, California www.blackhearttattoosf.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/classicjuan/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/juan.puente.777 Read More »

Badass Minecraft Tattoos

@minecraft_muncher

Minecraft’s effect on the video game industry can’t be understated. Created by Markus “Notch” Persson singlehandedly, Minecraft became a gaming phenomenon that fundamentally altered the industry in a number of ways. It brought about an entirely new genre of games, vastly popularized and pushed the capabilities of procedural generation, and put indie gaming and development on the map so-to-speak. Minecraft was released in 2011 and not only are the effects of its existence still being felt to this day, but the game is still going strong and widely popular. That’s why we’re adding its gallery among the list of gaming tattoo galleries we’ve put together thus far. Read More »

Amazing Kraken Tattoos

@tizatattoo

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that supposedly lives off the coast of Norway and Greenland. Many people have hypothesized that the tales of this enormous creature that’s big enough to utterly destroy large ships comes from recounts of giant squids – which were actually thought to be long extinct and myths themselves until researchers discovered a live giant squid in its natural habitat in 2004. But, while giant squids ranging from 33 to 43 feet might be real, the Kraken most likely is not. But that won’t stop it from living in fiction for many more generations still to come. Read More »

Who Ever Said Roses are Red?

@southeastustattoos

Roses aren’t just red, and we’re not even talking about tattoos. Roses can actually be bred to flower with all sorts of colors. That being said, the blue color in this gallery’s featured image isn’t one of them. The only way to get a blue rose is to color the petals yourself. Florists typically use a spray to color white roses blue in order to offer them to customers. Each different rose color actually stands for different attractions and kinds of love, ranging from romantic to friendship. Granted, most people don’t care or keep track of that, but it may be worth considering before you buy a bouquet of roses for someone. Read More »

Badass Harley-Davidson Tattoos

Jonathan Campos @urbanstattoo

Even if you’re not a fan of motorcycles, you’ve probably heard about Harley-Davidson before. They’re easily one of the most well-known and recognizable motorcycle brands in the world. The company was started in Milwaukee, Wisonsin in 1903 and was one of only two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. Today the company is still going as strong as ever before, bringing in over $5 billion in revenue each year with close to 6000 employees and over $9 billion in total assets. Harley-Davidson isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and you can expect many most tattoos like the ones seen in the gallery below to be had by generations of Harley fans for many more years still to come.   Read More »

Awesome Star Trek Tattoos

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Star Trek was one of the first science-fiction franchises to see widespread popularity. It began as a television series in 1966 and actually didn’t do very well at first. NBC was so unhappy with the show’s ratings that it threatened to cancel the show during the second season. The network ultimately renewed the series, but moved it to what was commonly called the “Friday night death slot”. The series was subsequently canceled after the third series. The years following the original series saw a major cult following that quickly made the series more popular than it ever was while it was on the air. An animated series ran from 1973 to 1974 and the first major motion picture came out in 1979, but Star Trek ultimately wouldn’t return until 1987, when The Next Generation premiered. Star Trek has seen various ups and downs ever since. As of this year, the franchise has had 13 feature films and 6 separate television series – the 7th, named Discovery, will premiere in 2017. We hope you enjoy these Star Trek tattoos whether you like the franchise or not.   Read More »

Dominating Domino Tattoos

@worldfamousink

The oldest known mention of dominoes comes from 13th century China, but the game is thought to have been created and played many years prior to this account. For those who don’t know, dominoes is a game played with specialized rectangular tiles. One side of each tile is left blank and serves as the backside of the tile while the other side is split down the middle and features two dice-like faces. Tiles are matched together with each player playing one at a time until someone is completely out of dominoes, which is generally how someone wins. Granted, the game is more complex than that, but for our purposes you need only appreciate high-quality tattoos like those featured in the dominoes tattoo gallery below. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Jojo Ackermann

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Jojo Ackermann has been tattooing since 1992 and was in a street shop until recently moving to Ten Thousand Waves in Sherman Oaks, CA. As you’ll see from his work featured in the gallery below, Jojo doesn’t really specialize in any single tattooing style. He enjoys giving his clients the ability to customize their requests however they want and challenging himself to be able to create any sort of vision. That being said, he is a true artist and his least favorite types of tattoos are quotes and/or lengthy lettering designs. He also prefers to create original designs instead of simply recreating something someone saw on Pinterest or found on Google Images. In addition to tattooing, Jojo also paints and sells each of his paintings. He rarely makes prints, making each purchase a one-of-a-kind original, and he does paint by commission too.   Read More »

Remarkable Resident Evil Tattoos

@maydaytattooco

The Resident Evil franchise is one of the oldest horror video game franchises still going strong today, and that’s despite numerous criticisms for the last few main installment titles. The first game, titled simply Resident Evil, was released in 1996 on the Sony Playstation and got rave reviews after quickly becoming a best seller in North America. It sold over 5 million copies and a Director’s Cut edition was released in 1997 that sold nearly an addition 4 million units. The game series officially falls under the category of survival horror, featuring mechanics like limited inventory management, exploration and puzzle solving to survive against a zombie outbreak. (This was way before zombies were being used in everything.) The series has had numerous main protagonists but generally always centers around the player uncovering shady operations being carried out by Umbrella Corp – a powerful corporation who creates zombie-like outbreaks often while pursuing ethically questionable research subjects. Over the last twenty years, only 4 haven’t seen at least one Resident Evil title released. Due to the recent remake craze sweeping the games industry, many of Resident Evil’s titles have been receiving the remake treatment. There have been 6 main installment entries released for the franchise, and many gamers agree that Resident Evil 4 is the best by far. 5 and 6 received a lukewarm reception at best, which is probably why the developers of Resident Evil 7 are making drastic changes to the franchise. They’re getting away from the third person perspective ... Read More »