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Konami Code Tattoos: Cheaters Always Win and Only Losers Never Cheat

Konami Code Tattoos: Cheaters Always Win and Only Losers Never Cheat

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We’re looking at tattoos of one of the greatest legacies in ‘80s gaming — the Konami Code

Sometimes in this cutthroat world you have to cheat to get ahead. It’s a sad truth of our reality. Your integrity is worthless. We here at Tattoodo have been cheating our whole lives at every possible turn. This tendency for deception and unfair play was instilled in us at a very early age by the Japanese software company Konami. Their famous Konami Code made dozens of otherwise super hard Nintendo games actually beatable. In honor of this code, and cheating in general, we’re bringing you a handful of Konami Code tattoos.

For a pre-internet era, the code actually spread fairly quickly via word of mouth. Rather than shame or fire Hashimoto, Konami quickly embraced the code and started including it in many of its games. The most famous example of a Konami Code game is the original “Contra.” If the code is entered on the title screen, the player is given 30 lives to complete the game rather than the standard 3. And thank god, because plowing through 8 stages of intense shooting action with just 3 lives is a real pain in the dick.

Don’t these Konami Code tattoos just make you want to cheat your way to victory? You’d be stupid not to.


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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