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8-Bit Ink: Awesome Tattoos of Retro Video Games

By / 08.18.11
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There are some of us that will never forget the 8-bit art we fell in love with as children, no matter how

slick modern graphics get. Pixel based art is appealing for the same reason that older video games can still be so much fun to play. Part of it is just nostalgia, but the more important part is that this art was created using a very restricted number of options and yet it looks great. It's amazing that early video game makers were able to convince us that we were looking at magic mushrooms, fireballs and robots when we were really only looking at chunky blocks of color.

Keep clicking to check out some awesome tattoos of your favorite early video game characters.

Photo below by Henriette Weber. Tattoo by Theo Maurin at Royal Tattoo in Helsingør Denmark. You can read about Weber getting this tattoo here.

Photo by FeatherthePenguin, Tattoo Jeff Durham at Iron Age Studios in St Louis, Missouri

Tattoo by Jennifer Flatley at at Flats Tattoo and Piercing in Groton, Connecticut

Tattoo by Jenny Boulger, TCB Tattoo Parlour, Toronto Canada

Tattoo by Matt Tryborn at Private Ink Body Art Studio in Libertyville, Illinois

Photo by Justin Herbon, Tattoo by Shane at Oni Tattoo Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah

Photo by Justin Herbon, Tattoo by Shane at Oni Tattoo Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah

Photo by Justin Herbon, Tattoo by Shane at Oni Tattoo Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah

Photo by Earthdog

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