Have fond memories of playing Nintendo, Atari, or insert console here? If you can’t decide which video games of yore were your absolute favorites to spend an afternoon with, but you really want a gaming tattoo, then you could go another route and get a controller. Every controller is distinct and carries the same nostalgia as a cartridge or game logo. With the help of a creative tattoo artist, you could probably come up with a design for a full sleeve made of nothing but console controllers over the years. In fact, I’m guessing at least one person has probably already done that.
Eric Lally kept it simple and has ink depicting a single Nintendo controller on wheels. Behold his Nintendo Skateboard:
Nintendo controller | Source: Eric Lally, inked by Timmy B. of Nite Owl Tattoo
Make the leap to the gallery below to see more nerdy tattoos for this round of Inked Wednesday, including a quote from Sandman, a quote from Lord from the Rings in runes, and art from Bruce Timm’s Batman.
Have geeky ink? I’d love to include it in a future gallery. You can get me submissions by leaving links to images in the comments, by putting pics on Instagram and tagging or mentioning me (direct messages don’t always let me save images), or sending me a photo on Twitter. Be sure to include the name of your tattoo artist and his or her shop because credit is cool. If you’re a tattoo artist, feel free to submit your work.
And on the topic of Nintendo showing up in unexpected places…