Pokémon Tattoos: Gotta Tatt 'Em All!

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Pokémon. They are the little monsters that can fit in tiny red and white balls that many of us were so fond of as kids...

Some of us are still in love with these little creatures up until when we're old enough to pay for our own tattoos. These pocket monsters (hence, Pokémon) are reminiscence of many kids' childhoods. Back when the hardest decision there was to choose a starter Pokémon. Those were good old times, and some people want to take those good memories with them for life. That's why they have it inked. Featured here are some amazing Pokémon tattoos, each with its own artists' spin.

Satoshi Tajiri
Satoshi Tajiri

Of course, we have Satoshi Tajiri to thank for this priceless idea. Gyarados in action, Japanese style:

Yaaoo!

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    Everybody's favorite sleepyhead:

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    The musical reference on this one is strong:

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    Cubone, with a Day of the Dead twist:

    Cubone sugar skull tattoo by Steve of Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge in Halifax, NS.
    Cubone sugar skull tattoo by Steve of Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge in Halifax, NS.

    Couldn't have said it better:

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    Karpe Diem! tattoo, artist unknown.

    Combining two awesome things together can lead to this:

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    "BulbaFett" tattoo. Original art by Jonah Block and tattooed by Cleber Valhala.
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    Day of the Dead Cubone tattoo, artist unknown.

    Mixing it with tribal is another way to go if you want something less conspicuous:

    Umbreon tribal tattoo, artist unknown.
    Umbreon tribal tattoo, artist unknown.
    By Pablo Rodriguez of The Lost Boys Tattoo in Tyler, TX.
    By Pablo Rodriguez of The Lost Boys Tattoo in Tyler, TX.
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    Artist unknown.
    Artist unknown.
    Artist unknown.
    Back piece by Jamey Crews from Mike's Tattoo in Peterborough, ON.
    Back piece by Jamey Crews from Mike's Tattoo in Peterborough, ON.
    All done by Ash and Ben of Between the Lines in Lincoln, UK.
    All done by Ash and Ben of Between the Lines in Lincoln, UK.
    8-bit Mew tattoo by Joe of Colt's Timeless Tattoo in Appleton, WI.
    8-bit Mew tattoo by Joe of Colt's Timeless Tattoo in Appleton, WI.
    Meowth tattoo by Gooney Toons of STR Body Modifications in Wyong, NSW, Australia.
    Meowth tattoo by Gooney Toons of STR Body Modifications in Wyong, NSW, Australia.
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    Done at Hyperion Tattoo in Buffalo, NY.
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    Snorlax Buddha tattoo, artist unknown.
    By Corey Steverson.
    By Corey Steverson.

    Nailed it:

    By Amy Jiao of Broken. Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ.
    By Amy Jiao of Broken. Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ.
    Articuno chestpiece, artist unknown.
    Articuno chestpiece, artist unknown.

    Note: There is nothing wrong with getting a childhood icon tattooed on your skin. It's part of who you are, and in some cases, who you were. Don't let people who accuse you of being too 'immature' stop you from getting it. But of course, to make the best of the experience, you deserve an unique and well-made design to keep with you for life. Make it possible with Tattoodo, we have artists ready to do the job.

    Xavier

    @Xavier

    When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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