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Here are the best video game inspired tattoos

There are games you love so much they feel like they get under your skin. And then there are those who obsess you so much that you decide to imprint them on your skin. Indelibly. Yes, because the relationship between video games and tattoos, apparently, is extremely strong. A recent research proves it Humanerywhich analyzed global tattoo trends and compiled a ranking of the most tattooed games (and characters) in the world.

What are the most popular video games among tattoo fans?

Research shows that the internet is indeed obsessed with Elder Ring. With an average of 1,900 Google searches per month for “Elden Ring tattoo” (a +310% increase in interest over last year) From Software’s acclaimed action RPG is the most popular video game among tattoo fans. After all, the title is characterized by a distinctive fantasy art style that goes well with the art of tattooing. Medieval dragons, knights, swords, wolves and witches are all featured on Pinterest boards dedicated to Elden Ring tattoo inspiration, and videos on TikTok with the hashtag #eldenringtattoo have reached over 67,000 views.

In second place for trending tattoos, with 1,000 searches per month (up 296% from last year) is The Last of Us. The revolutionary PlayStation video game by Naughty Dog has inevitably benefited from a real rediscovery thanks to the HBO series (broadcast on Sky in Italy). Views of The Last of Us video game-inspired tattoos on TikTok are at 5.2 million, and counting. The raw and emotional plot of the title has inspired many people to get a new tattoo: come on portraits of Ellie and Joel right down to the horrendous infected characters, such as i Bloaters e i Clickers. Beings whose terrible and grotesque appearance lends itself to incredible works of art on skin.

The podium of the ranking of the most tattooed video games closes with the shooter Paladinswhile in Top5 we also find the iconic saga of Grand Theft Auto e Hogwarts Legacyset in the Harry Potter fictional universe.

Make some room on your skin for Animal Crossing

Probably, if you had to think about a video game to get tattooed, your thoughts won’t immediately go to Animal Crossing. Yet the colorful Nintendo franchise ranks 12th among video games with the most tattoos. The game has won the hearts of millions of players around the world, and many of them have decided to have some of their favorite characters drawn on their skin, such as Tom Nook, Isabelle or KK Slider.

And the characters? The most tattooed is Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy

Also interesting is the ranking of the most tattooed video game characters on the skin of gamers. In first place, unchallenged, we find Cloud Strife, iconic blonde protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. They follow Joe Miller (the The Last of Us) e Max Payne. Here are the top 10:

  • Cloud Strife (FF)
  • Joe Miller (TLOU)
  • Max Payne (Max Payne)
  • Ellie (TLOU)
  • Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
  • Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank)
  • Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Pikachu (Pokémon)
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