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Keeping The ‘80s Alive With 8-Bit Tattoos

Keeping The ‘80s Alive With 8-Bit Tattoos

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

Tattoo tributes to a simpler time when no video game let you murder prostitutes

Tattoos are a great way to stay connected to your childhood. These days, there are so many fun and whimsical pieces that serve are reverent throwbacks to a time gone by. One motif in this category has arguably become a tattoo style in and of itself – 8-bit tattoos.

As the years went on, technology improved and video game graphics got better. But the aesthetic of those old 8-bit games is now widely celebrated. Building a picture in pixels given very limited technological constraints is an art. Companies like Nintendo, Capcom, and Konami were the Leonardos, Picassos, and Renoirs of the 1980s.

Don’t these sweet 8-bit tattoos just take you back? The best part about them is you don’t even need to blow into a cartridge to get them to work.


Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.

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