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Celebrate Jordan Peele Directing 'Akira' with These Mutated Tattoos

Celebrate Jordan Peele Directing 'Akira' with These Mutated Tattoos
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

These Akira-inspired tattoos will make your nerdy ass take a handful of speed and explode like Tetsuo.

News just broke that Jordan Peele (record-setting writer/director of Get Out and half of comedy duo Key and Peele) is in serious talks with Warner Bros. to direct the live action remake of Akira, which has been in the works since 2011. We’re already excited to see what this geeky genius does with the dystopian nightmare of a narrative, especially since his directorial debut — Get Out — has received such critical acclaim. 

A badass collage based on Akira by Jamie Lee Parker (IG—jamieleeparker). #Akira #anime #Esper #JamieLeeParker #Tetsuo
An Akira tattoo in progress by Enrik Gispert (IG—enriklefrik). #Akira #anime #EnrikGispert #Kaneda #Tetsuo
A portrait of Tetsuo from Schwab's portfolio (IG—painfulreminders). #Akira #anime #Schwab #Tetsuo
A portrait of Shotaro Kaneda from Akira by Nicole Draeger (IG—nicole_draeger). #Akira #anime #Kaneda #knife
The scene of mass destruction from Akira by Enrik Gispert (IG—enriklefrik). #Akira #anime #EnrikGispert #Kaneda #Tetsuo
A portrait of Tetsuo from Rob Noseworthy's body of work (IG—robnoseworthy). #Akira #anime #RobNoseworthy #Tetsuo
A fine line illustration of one of the speeder bikes from Akira by Toma Pegaz (IG—tomapegaz). #Akira #anime #fineline #motorcycle #TomaPegaz
A badass banger of Tetsuo from Akira by Math (IG—evenmoreblack). #Akira #anime #Math #Tetsuo
An intense homage to Akira by Oash Rodriquez (IG—oash_tattoo). #Akira #anime #Kaneda #OashRodriquez #Tetsuo
A blackwork depiction of a scene from Akira via Liam Q. (IG—liamq). #Akira #anime #blackwork #LiamQ
An entire back-piece dedicated to Akira by Enrik Gispert (IG—enriklefrik). #Akira #anime #EnrikGispert #Tetsuo
An Akira-inspired piece that illustrates the dangers of mutation by Tom Strom (IG—tomstrom). #Akira #anime #TomStrom

The ‘88 version is currently streaming on Hulu, should you want to revisit it or get in on the phenomenon for the first time. If these Akira-inspired pieces got you psyched, check out these other articles about Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, One-Punch Man, and Death Note tattoos. 


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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