42 Nintendo Tattoos in Honour of the Late Satoru Iwata

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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.

Late Satoru Iwata
Late Satoru Iwata

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.

Late Satoru Iwata
Late Satoru Iwata

(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!)

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And since I'm a huge Pokémon fan, let's start it off with these little critters.

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#squad #tattoo #goals

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Finger tattoos I actually would consider.

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This is amazing. Japanese style Pokémon tattoos just feels so right.

By Amy Jiao of Broken Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ.
By Amy Jiao of Broken Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ.

Amy Jiao really nailed it! There's more here!

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It's a crossover between Adventure Time's BMO, Nintendo Gameboy Color, and Pokémon! Love it!

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by Myke Chambers Tattoos
by Myke Chambers Tattoos

I was never really good at Donkey Kong so I was never into it, but damn, look at these tattoos.

By Kyle Harvey
By Kyle Harvey

This reminds me of my old Gameboy.

Nintendo Tattoo
Nintendo Tattoo
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by Guille Ryan
by Guille Ryan
by Beau at Blue Cardinal Tattoo, Manchester, UK
by Beau at Blue Cardinal Tattoo, Manchester, UK
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by @elgatonegrotatt
by @elgatonegrotatt
by Josh Suchoza
by Josh Suchoza

More arm tattoos like this here.

by Lee Nicholls
by Lee Nicholls
by anaisallnt
by anaisallnt
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FF1 was originally from Square, but the game was intended for NES, which was manufactured by Nintendo. Okay?

by Harry Catsis at Ricky's Tattoo in Lake Charles, LA
by Harry Catsis at Ricky's Tattoo in Lake Charles, LA
by Iskotew Gladu
by Iskotew Gladu
by Greg Ross
by Greg Ross
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Artist unknown.
by Needlefak Tattooing Hamburg
by Needlefak Tattooing Hamburg

Can't go wrong with the Triforce symbol!

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This is actually a really good idea for a mash-up tattoo. Totem pole recreations!

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Nintendo Tattoo
Nintendo Tattoo
Nintendo Tattoo
Nintendo Tattoo

Will you look at that, even Deadmau5 has a lot of love for Nintendo.

by Paulie / Big Tattoo Planet
by Paulie / Big Tattoo Planet

It's not complete without everyone's favourite Italian-American plumber and his hipster moustache!

by Mike Woods
by Mike Woods
by Greg Ross
by Greg Ross

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.

by Levi Hilton
by Levi Hilton

Mario Kart!

by @tattoojoeslive
by @tattoojoeslive
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by Gooney Tunes
by Gooney Tunes

It can't get any more iconic than this. Gooney Tunes totally killed it.

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thebeardeddoug / Tumblr

An adorable piece of Mario and Yoshi in a different style.

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Those are some really nice shoulder pieces, don't you think.

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Courtesy of Nintendo
Courtesy of Nintendo

Rest in power, President Iwata!

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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