If you find yourself in the middle of the The Last of Us game trying to survive, you’re going to need supplies. Gumma Flores is all set, because he has a backpack filled with the necessities tattooed on over his entire back. A backpack design by artist Ollie Hoff inspired him. Flores told Nerdist, “The Last of Us has a very special place in my heart, and when I saw Ollie’s design I was blown away and did not hesitate to begin plans on adding the amazing piece of art on my back.”
I’d say it turned out rather well. Look:
The art was translated to ink form and applied by Nat Jean of Imago Tattoo Studio in Montreal over three sittings and about 13 hours.
Flores also shows his appreciation for The Last of Us on his wrist with this logo from the in-game Firefly militia group.
Make the expedition to the gallery below to see close-ups of the imagery in the backpack tattoo.
If you have nerdy ink on your skin or you’re a tattoo artist that applies pop culture, STEM, music, or other nerd-inspired ink (tl;dr: I want to see basically all of the tattoos–not only Star Wars ones) on a regular basis, then please hit me up because I’d like to highlight you in a future Inked Wednesday gallery. I’m especially interested if you have a sleeve or other large tattoo. You can get in touch with me via email at [email protected] Send me photos of the tattoos you’d like me to feature (the higher resolution, the better) and don’t forget to let me know the name of your tattoo artist if you have it, as well the name of the shop he or she works out of. If you are the tattoo artist, give me links to your portfolios and/or Instagram accounts so I can share them with our readers.
Images: Gumma Flores