In honour of the Late Satoru Iwata, we are featuring some awesome Nintendo Tattoos to be admired.
Unless it's Pokémon, I wasn't the most hardcore gamer. I get by with most video game platforms, with the same old press-whatever-button-and-hope-for-the-best technique. I was just this cool kid with the newest Gameboy or whatever my mum buys me when I get top grades. Although I do vaguely remember messing around with the older NES consoles at four, it was the Nintendo game paks (yes, the square ones) that hit the closest to home. The all-familiar feeling of finally getting past a level you've been stuck on for weeks, and then having the batteries die on you.
So, it was a rather unfortunate to hear about Nintendo's Satoru Iwara's passing. I haven't touched any of my consoles for ages, even the Nintendo DS sitting on my dresser. It's not about acting like I lost someone really close to me because the only thing I know about President Iwata is he had a hand in the creation of many of my favourite Nintendo game. But that's the point. He played a part in children's lives from the early years and beyond. It's only right to pay respects to someone like him.
(Note that not all games featured in the tattoos are necessarily created by Satoru Iwata, but they all belong to Nintendo. Tell us if we got something wrong in here, Nintendo fans!)
And since I'm a huge Pokémon fan, let's start it off with these little critters.
#squad #tattoo #goals
Finger tattoos I actually would consider.
This is amazing. Japanese style Pokémon tattoos just feels so right.
Amy Jiao really nailed it! There's more here!
It's a crossover between Adventure Time's BMO, Nintendo Gameboy Color, and Pokémon! Love it!
I was never really good at Donkey Kong so I was never into it, but damn, look at these tattoos.
This reminds me of my old Gameboy.
More arm tattoos like this here.
FF1 was originally from Square, but the game was intended for NES, which was manufactured by Nintendo. Okay?
Can't go wrong with the Triforce symbol!
This is actually a really good idea for a mash-up tattoo. Totem pole recreations!
Will you look at that, even Deadmau5 has a lot of love for Nintendo.
It's not complete without everyone's favourite Italian-American plumber and his hipster moustache!
My first memories of Bowser was he's this giant pixelated turtle guarding the fiery forts. So when they re-invented Bowser's look, I was actually excited to see how bad-ass he looked in the recent games.
It can't get any more iconic than this. Gooney Tunes totally killed it.
An adorable piece of Mario and Yoshi in a different style.
Those are some really nice shoulder pieces, don't you think.
Rest in power, President Iwata!