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Pokémon Tattoos: Gotta Tattoo 'Em All!

Pokémon Tattoos: Gotta Tattoo 'Em All!

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

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 and now we're old enough to pay for our own tattoos. These pocket monsters (hence, Pokémon) are reminiscence of many people's childhoods.

Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokemon. #SatoshiTajiri #Pokemoncreator #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokemon. #SatoshiTajiri #Pokemoncreator #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life

Back then, the hardest decision 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 artist's spin.

Of course, we have Satoshi Tajiri to thank for this priceless idea. Gyarados in action, Japanese style:
Closeup of Gyarados chestpiece by Dan Cox #DanCox #chestpiece #gyarados #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Closeup of Gyarados chestpiece by Dan Cox #DanCox #chestpiece #gyarados #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Amazing Japanese style Pokémon piece by Dan Cox of Ballistic Tattoo in Auckland, NZ. #Japanesestyle # DanCox #BallisticTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Amazing Japanese style Pokémon piece by Dan Cox of Ballistic Tattoo in Auckland, NZ. #Japanesestyle # DanCox #BallisticTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Squirtle tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #Squirtle
8-bit Squirtle tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #Squirtle
Everybody's favorite sleepyhead:
Snorlax tattoo, artist unknown. #Snorlax #sleepy #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Snorlax tattoo, artist unknown. #Snorlax #sleepy #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
The musical reference on this one is strong:
By Rob Sweet of Ascending Koi Tattoos in Calgary. #RobSweet #AscendingKoi #PinkFloyd #darksideofthemoon #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
By Rob Sweet of Ascending Koi Tattoos in Calgary. #RobSweet #AscendingKoi #PinkFloyd #darksideofthemoon #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Ghost Pokémons, tattooed by Tyler Loube of Stinger Tattoo in Ontario, CA. #TylerLoube #GhostPokemons #StingerTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Ghost Pokémons, tattooed by Tyler Loube of Stinger Tattoo in Ontario, CA. #TylerLoube #GhostPokemons #StingerTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Done at Skeleton Man Tattoo. #SkeletonManTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Done at Skeleton Man Tattoo. #SkeletonManTattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Pokéball tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #pokeball #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Pokéball tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #pokeball #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Pixelated Pokémon tattoo by Jef Palumbo. #jefpalumbo #pixelated #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Pixelated Pokémon tattoo by Jef Palumbo. #jefpalumbo #pixelated #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Lapras tattoo, artist unknown. #Lapras #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Lapras tattoo, artist unknown. #Lapras #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Ash and Pikachu tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #ash #Pikachu #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Ash and Pikachu tattoo, artist unknown. #8bit #ash #Pikachu #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Pokémon Gym Badges tattoo, artist unknown. #gymbadges #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork
Pokémon Gym Badges tattoo, artist unknown. #gymbadges #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork
Cubone, with a Day of the Dead twist:
Cubone sugar skull tattoo by Steve of Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge in Halifax, NS. #SteveofBrass #Cubone #sugarskull #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Cubone sugar skull tattoo by Steve of Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge in Halifax, NS. #SteveofBrass #Cubone #sugarskull #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Couldn't have said it better:
Karpe Diem! tattoo, artist unknown. #KarpeDiem #magikarp #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Karpe Diem! tattoo, artist unknown. #KarpeDiem #magikarp #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Combining two awesome things together can lead to this:
"BulbaFett" tattoo. Original art by Jonah Block and tattooed by Cleber Valhala. #JonahBlock #CleberValhala #bulbasaur #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
"BulbaFett" tattoo. Original art by Jonah Block and tattooed by Cleber Valhala. #JonahBlock #CleberValhala #bulbasaur #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Eevee tattoo, artist unknown. #eevee #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Eevee tattoo, artist unknown. #eevee #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Day of the Dead Cubone tattoo, artist unknown. #Cubone #dayofthedead #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Day of the Dead Cubone tattoo, artist unknown. #Cubone #dayofthedead #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Mixing it with tribal is another way to go if you want something less conspicuous:
Umbreon tribal tattoo, artist unknown. #Umbreon #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #tribal
Umbreon tribal tattoo, artist unknown. #Umbreon #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #tribal
By Pablo Rodriguez of The Lost Boys Tattoo in Tyler, TX. #PabloRodriguez #lostboystattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork
By Pablo Rodriguez of The Lost Boys Tattoo in Tyler, TX. #PabloRodriguez #lostboystattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork
Gotta catch 'em all! Artist Unknown. #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #Pikachu #pokeball
Gotta catch 'em all! Artist Unknown. #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #Pikachu #pokeball
Blackwork Pokemon tattoos, artist unknown. #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork #foot #outline
Blackwork Pokemon tattoos, artist unknown. #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork #foot #outline
Back piece by Jamey Crews from Mike's Tattoo in Peterborough, ON. #JameyCrews #mikestattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork #outline
Back piece by Jamey Crews from Mike's Tattoo in Peterborough, ON. #JameyCrews #mikestattoo #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #blackwork #outline
All done by Ash and Ben of Between the Lines in Lincoln, UK. #AshandBen #BetweentheLines #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
All done by Ash and Ben of Between the Lines in Lincoln, UK. #AshandBen #BetweentheLines #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
8-bit Mew tattoo by Joe of Colt's Timeless Tattoo in Appleton, WI. #8bit #Joe #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #mew
8-bit Mew tattoo by Joe of Colt's Timeless Tattoo in Appleton, WI. #8bit #Joe #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #mew
Meowth tattoo by Gooney Toons of STR Body Modifications in Wyong, NSW, Australia. #GooneyToons #meowth #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #pokeball
Meowth tattoo by Gooney Toons of STR Body Modifications in Wyong, NSW, Australia. #GooneyToons #meowth #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life #pokeball
Done at Hyperion Tattoo in Buffalo, NY. #Hyperion #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Done at Hyperion Tattoo in Buffalo, NY. #Hyperion #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Snorlax Buddha tattoo, artist unknown. #Snorlax #Buddha #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Snorlax Buddha tattoo, artist unknown. #Snorlax #Buddha #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Gotta catch 'em all tattoo by Corey Steverson. #gottacatchemall #CoreySteverson #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Gotta catch 'em all tattoo by Corey Steverson. #gottacatchemall #CoreySteverson #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Nailed it:
Pikachu tattoo by Amy Jiao of Broken Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ. #AmyJiao #Pikachu #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Pikachu tattoo by Amy Jiao of Broken Clever Tattoo in Tucson, AZ. #AmyJiao #Pikachu #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Articuno chestpiece, artist unknown. #Articuno #chestpiece #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
Articuno chestpiece, artist unknown. #Articuno #chestpiece #Japanese #Pokemon #pokemon4life
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
Written byXavier

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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