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Super Nerdy Tattoos by Zane Donellan

Super Nerdy Tattoos by Zane Donellan

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

This gallery is filled with nods to the comics, cartoons, and games that every indoor kid grew up on.

If you're as nerdy as some of us here at Tattoodo, then you're going to love this guy's work. Zane Donellan makes some of the geekiest yet badass tattoos around. Check out this sample of his video game, cartoon, and movie themed work. His tattoos will make you want to dust off the old console and do some speedruns or petition Cartoon Network to bring old school Toonami back.  

Donellan has done tribute tattoos to almost every great classic video game. In his portfolio, one sees tons of Pokemon pieces as well as some of the all-time best fighters, puzzle-solvers, and side-scrollers, such as Street FighterSuper Mario BrothersZelda, and more. What's even cooler is how he shapes these iconic figures from games into traditional tattoo motifs like hearts and daggers as well as disembodied hands with long-stemmed roses. 

If you're more of an anime or cartoon nerd than a video gamer, Donellan's work is also right up your geeky alley. Check out his awesome homages to shows like Dragon Ball ZSailor Moon, The Simpsons, and even TMNT. He also does great shout-out tattoos to movies with cult followings. We love his abstract take on the fearsome sandworm from Beetlejuice, and his nod to The Force Awakens shows how his style is perfect for you Star Wars cinephiles out there. 

A collage of Zane Donellan's (IG—gooneytoons_str) awesome nerdy tattoos. #nerdy #newschool #traditional #ZaneDonellan

We hope you nerded out as hard as we did to Donellan's work. If you want to see more awesome tributes to the coolest and geekiest stuff in the world, hit up his Instagram. Also, should you, too, be a diehard fan of some game or show, consider visiting him for a tattoo to show it. He works at STR Tattoo and Art Studio in Wyong, Australia.

Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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