I want to get a videogame tattoo, you guys, and I have for some time. It’s clear that videogames are a part of my life and have impacted it greatly, which in mind equals perfect tattoo material. But I find myself facing that age-old dilemma of “What the fuck do I get inked into my skin?”
The first thing that pops into mind to get etched into my epidermis is a Triforce. Not only does it stand for Power, Wisdom and Courage (three awesomesauce traits) it’s also the representative symbol of the Zelda franchise, which means an uber-lot to me–it would be an understatement if I said I have deep ties to the Zelda series. And if you really wanna get technical, yellow is my favorite color.
PERFECT, right?! But while it sounds good on paper, I just can’t follow through with it.
I’ve scoured the internet for Trifroce tats, and here’s what I’ve found.
The next franchise I simply cannot ignore is that of the damn plumber’s. While I’m not a major fan of Mario’s latest shenanigans, I have to give credit where credit is due: if it weren’t for the Mario games I may have never gotten into gaming. (Then again, I have a videogame obsessed grandmother who shoved games down my throat every time I visited her, so perhaps that’s not entirely true.) My roots are with Super Mario World, Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario Brothers 2, Super Mario Brothers 3 and Super Mario 64. The rest I could take or leave, honestly.
So, for the most part I’m into the good ol’ 8 and 16 bit graphics. I’ve always thought pixilated looking tattoos looked neat, but I don’t know if they’re for me. I don’t even know what I would get! Perhaps a turnip (LULZ)? A mushroom (cliché!)? A question block? Mario boinking Peach? None of these things sound like something I want imprinted into my skin. So…the Mario franchise is kind of out.
These were just two franchises I’ve come to know and love over the years. There are still several more that I need to consider, and I’ll do so next week. But in the meantime, do you have a gaming tattoo? Do you regret it? Why did you get what you did?