So if you had to get a tattoo of a fictional character who would you choose?
We asked you, the listeners, this very question via the Comic Issues Twitter and Facebook. There was plenty of great ideas and some that had already been done. Now it’s time for our heroes to go under the needle and reveal theirs, including a very “like a boss” tattoo. If that wasn’t enough comic book fun, we also break down comics in religion.
So I was rummaging through the internet and I happened across one of the sweetest video game themed tattoo‘s yet. Everyone has seen Tetris ones, Mario/Mushroom ones, and even the occasional Tri-Force one. But this is the first time I have seen a Street Fighter one, especially in such detail. Kudos to this guy for going all out.
This is just a sad, sad fail. I hope the person with the tattoo isn’t proud of his geeky Shoryuken tattoo that he took a picture of it. *PSSST* Hey! Guy! FYI. The command for Shoryuken is Forward, Down, Down-Forward + P. That command isn’t even a Haduken. It does nothing. Sorry you have to live with that the rest of your life. Maybe you can ask Capcom to change the command in the game in the upcoming Super Street Fighter 4.
A friend of mine recently got a tattoo on his chest. (1 above each breast to be exact.) I didn’t believe him when he said he would get a Final Fantasytattoo when he first told me. After it healed, he showed me the results and I was really impressed by them. And by “them” i mean tattoos, you perv. I know staring at my friend’s chest is kinda awkward, but it’s better than geeky tramp stamps.
I don’t know who started the fad of putting tattoos on your lower back, but I don’t mind seeing them on the ladies. And whats hotter is a geek or nerd girl that gets one. She doesn’t say shes promiscuous, but seeing a “tramp stamp” might say she is. Now, there are some hot geek tramp stamps and then there are some geek tramp stamps that just look like a bad idea. Makes you wonder “wtf were you thinking?!”
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This story starts with a 15 year old idea by a man named Joe (the) Peacock…
What was that? Yes, his name is Joe Peacock. No, not the plumber. No, he’s not in the mafia. Yes, he has a really nice tattoo. No, he didn’t get it when he was 15… jeeze, can I continue now?
Now Joe is a true jack of all trades; programmer, writer… snazzy dresser. He is also an idea man. If you haven’t guessed by now, the idea I’m going to share with you was his grand tattoo.
Joe’s tattoo is an homage to Akira, the 1988 anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo. Completed in sections, the tattoo tells the story presented in the movie. It also covers events in the manga works that the movie was based on.
Here is a composite of the sleeve he had done (some distortion due to unwrapping the arm based on his photos):
The tattoo breaks down as follows:
The large glass shard with the Japanese script is the name of the anime “Akira”. Surrounding that is the ruins of Neo-Toyko, the setting for the story, which Akira destroyed. Above the shard are the pipes leading from the cryo-chamber that housed Akira (Akira is pictured on the lower shard of this image). Below that second shard are the remnants of military tanks.
Around to the front of his arm exists another shard, this one featuring Kaneda. Below him are the remnants of his bike, scattered around a tagged pillar with additional scenes of a destroyed Neo-Tokyo.
On the back side of Joe’s arm is a shard dedicated to Tetsuo, tying back around to Kaneda’s bike and the military forces present in the tattoo. Scenes of the surviving city stand behind him.
You can view more of Joe’s Progress shots and additional details at his website.
This tattoo is a great example of how an image can be crafted to show both interesting imagery, and preserve qualities of the story, mood and style.