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#1 Posted by Legion_ (1201 posts) -

Hey fellow bombers.

I've been thinking about getting a couple of tattoos. Thing is, I'm not really sure what I want to get. I'm leaning really hard towards to chains from Bioshock right now, but I want something more visible as well. And that's where you come in! I want something symbolic and meaningful, and not just some throw-away joke tattoo. Here's a list of some fiction that I really like, and that's inspired me a lot:

  • Bioshock
  • Brothers in Arms
  • Lost
  • Blade Runner
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Mass Effect
  • Fallout
  • 1984
  • Ulysses
  • The Dark Knight-trilogy
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Looper
  • One flew over the cuckoos nest

And that's all I can think of right now. You might want to note that I'm a minimalist, and I don't want a huge, complex tattoo. The chains from Bioshock should give you an idea as for what tattoo I want. Now, the floor is yours!

#2 Posted by Kidavenger (3380 posts) -
#3 Posted by familyphotoshoot (651 posts) -

Don't get a video game tattoo.

#4 Posted by Giantstalker (1445 posts) -

Don't get a tattoo.

#5 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

I always said that if I got enough money, or went down a road that I could get a job where it doesn't really matter, I'd get this as a tattoo. 
 
Besides that, I'd say start subtle. A lady friend of mine had the Starwars rebel symbol, filled in with a rose, on the back of her neck behind her hair. Do something small and hideable, like the Batman symbol or something on your bicep. Again, with the above stipulations, I'd get a Foxhound patch on mine.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (12973 posts) -

I wouldn't get a tattoo just for the sake of getting a tattoo.

If there's not something you care deeply enough for that you know you'd want it on your body forever... don't get a tattoo.

#7 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Get a tattoo. Your body is a canvas waiting to be covered in art.

#8 Posted by Legion_ (1201 posts) -

@Xtrememuffinman: I'm actually thinking about this one:

It's from Lost (the TV show). I'd have it one my left arm, and it actually has quite the striking meaning. It reads "Eagles high, cleaving sky". It's symbolic for struggeling for freedom, and that would fit with the small wrist chains I'm thinking about.

#9 Edited by granderojo (1772 posts) -

I was going to get a dharma tattoo in high school then that dumbass Lost show came out and it convinced me not to get a tattoo. Best decision I ever made.

#10 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

@Legion_: Are you struggling for freedom?

#11 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

I would join the "don't get a tattoo" chorus, but I'm super-curious what chains you mean from BioShock. Also, no love for a Giant Bomb tattoo?

#12 Posted by rentfn (1267 posts) -

nothing says minimalist like that Lost tattoo.

#13 Posted by ajamafalous (11591 posts) -
@Little_Socrates said:

I would join the "don't get a tattoo" chorus, but I'm super-curious what chains you mean from BioShock.

The thing the dude has on his wrist.
 
@thabigred said:

I was going to get a dharma tattoo in high school then that dumbass Lost show came out and it convinced me not to get a tattoo. Best decision I ever made.

I lol'd
#14 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Little_Socrates said:

I would join the "don't get a tattoo" chorus, but I'm super-curious what chains you mean from BioShock.

The thing the dude has on his wrist.

Ooooooh.

Don't get that tattoo. "Man chooses, slave obeys" and all that.

#15 Posted by TooWalrus (12973 posts) -

@Legion_: Though I will say I'm slightly jealous of

#16 Posted by s10129107 (1164 posts) -
#17 Posted by Legion_ (1201 posts) -

@scalpel said:

@Legion_: Are you struggling for freedom?

Aren't we all?

#18 Edited by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -
#19 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2993 posts) -

@Giantstalker said:

Don't get a tattoo.

#20 Posted by DerekDanahy (859 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

@Giantstalker said:

Don't get a tattoo.

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (34601 posts) -

I have an idea for a tattoo, but I'm certain posting said idea would get me mega-banned.

Online
#22 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1295 posts) -

I highly support you in getting a tattoo, just don't get a video game tattoo. BUT if you have to have a video game tattoo, either

A) Make it as minimalistic as possible.

B) Make it as outrageous and gnarly as possible. I recommend this one because they are the only good ones I have ever seen.

#23 Posted by Gerhabio (1969 posts) -

@familyphotoshoot said:

Don't get a video game tattoo.

#24 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (662 posts) -

@Giantstalker said:

Don't get a tattoo.

#25 Posted by Legion_ (1201 posts) -

I love how you ask the internet for something, and you always get answers for something else. Fuck you guys. Those few who actually replied to what I asked, you're cool.

#26 Edited by Toxeia (721 posts) -
#27 Posted by BaconGames (3129 posts) -

While no one here can stop you from getting a tattoo, sorry, a tatau, but crowd sourcing tattoo ideas just sounds like it will end poorly. Tattoos are to me about personal meaning and unless something is really grabbing you, there's not much point in getting one.

#28 Posted by ShockD (2381 posts) -
@DerekDanahy said:

@ShadowConqueror said:

@Giantstalker said:

Don't get a tattoo.

#29 Posted by Spoonman671 (4371 posts) -

Son, what you need is a badass wizard grasping a mystical orb.

#30 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1733 posts) -

Those people telling you not to get a tattoo? Fuck those guys! Get a goddamn tattoo, if you please, but wait until you actually know what you want to get. Don't let people on the internet decide your tattoo, and wait until you know for sure you won't regret it the moment you leave the parlor.

I'd share a picture of my tattoo, but people on the internet are dicks.

#31 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

The only answer.

#32 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

Uh Triforce!

#33 Posted by casper_ (882 posts) -

nah

#34 Posted by Ashcrack1087 (45 posts) -

Asking other people for ideas of what to get inked is silly. I'm all for Tattoos but really if you can't come up with an idea yourself you shouldn't get one. I also think it should be unique to you, i'm sure plenty of people have bioshock chains on their wrists. That's just my opinion though.

#35 Posted by Strife777 (1431 posts) -

I'm really surprised how many people are sort of taking an anti-tattoo stance here.

Anyway, if you're thinking about getting one, don't ask people what you should get. If you can't figure it out yourself, it's probably not worth putting on your skin. But that's just my thought.

#36 Posted by Willza92 (253 posts) -

If you want a tattoo, get a tattoo. I was always interested in getting the chains from bioshock myself but felt that it was a little obvious. Also, does anyone else find themselves hating Ryan a little because of his tattoo? Having MUM in Binary tattoo'd on your arm is SO FUCKING SMART and I wish I had thought of it.  
 
So to answer your question, you should get "FUCK RYAN DAVIS" in binary code tattoo'd on the back of your head like Agent 47. Your welcome. 

#37 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

@Legion_: You seem to like the idea of showing that you're struggling for freedom, so i, personally, would get something chain-related. Breaking the chains and all that. The Bioshock phrase is really cool... BUT, think more about it, i know i'm going to sound boring, but think about something that deserves a tattoo, because it will be forever in your body, dude, so really think about it.

#38 Posted by 49th (2543 posts) -

Get the Mario 'M' tattooed on your forehead.

#39 Posted by Wicked_Wumpus (168 posts) -

I'd get a tattoo that you wouldn't be embarrassed to show to your grandkids someday. And I definitely don't think that a video game tattoo is a bad idea, every one that you get captures a moment or a time period in your life. Even if you stop liking the thing you have a tattoo of it'll still be a nice reminder of where you were in your life when you got it.

#40 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1593 posts) -
@Willza92 said:
  Also, does anyone else find themselves hating Ryan a little because of his tattoo? Having MUM in Binary tattoo'd on your arm is SO FUCKING SMART and I wish I had thought of it.  
Maybe a little, but more than anything it made me realize that's what I wanted my first tattoo to be. I ran it by my mother last year months before I got it, and she liked it. I ended up getting it as part of her birthday present. 
 
But if anyone asks, I thought of it all by myself!
#41 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

#42 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

Everyone I know that has tattoos, has dumb tattoos. Don't get a tattoo.

Not having a tattoo is the new tattoo. Get me?

#43 Posted by Maajin (1038 posts) -

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

And Master Chief to go along, of course.

#44 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

And Master Chief to go along, of course.

I can't since I don't play Xbox games. I play Sony games only n such.

#45 Posted by Maajin (1038 posts) -

@Lord_Xp said:

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

And Master Chief to go along, of course.

I can't since I don't play Xbox games. I play Sony games only n such.

Hahah, yeah! That was my joke! =p

#46 Posted by BeachThunder (11264 posts) -

Get a tatau of yourself getting a tatau of yourself getting a tatau of yoursel...

#47 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

I'm of the opinion as well that you shouldn't get one. If you need to ask people what to get then you shouldn't get it tattooed on your body for life. They need to mean something personal to you. I'm of the rule that once you decide you want to get a design done, wait at least one to three years. If at the end you still want it as badly then have at it. Personally I want to get a Brotherhood of Nod logo and the Sith code at some point because CnC has been a big part of my life and without it I wouldn't be who I am. As for the Sith code, I just like the meaning behind the words. I got this idea when I was around 12-14 and I promised myself that if I still wanted it by the time I got to 30 that I would. I'm 4 years away.

Any who, I don't know enough about your likes to suggest much from them, but I think getting the boat and some waves under it could look cool.

#48 Posted by mrfizzy (1464 posts) -

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

Thats kinda cool but why have them as zombies?

To the OP, keep in mind whatever you get you are going to have to have it still be reasonably relevant in like 50 years. Don't know what the chances of a Mass Effect (etc) tatt being recognised by then.

#49 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

And Master Chief to go along, of course.

I can't since I don't play Xbox games. I play Sony games only n such.

Hahah, yeah! That was my joke! =p

You should send an email to Sony PR telling them your plan. I'm sure they would love the publicity of someone getting an all Sony cast of characters tattoo and might pay for it for you.

#50 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

@mrfizzy said:

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

Thats kinda cool but why have them as zombies?

To the OP, keep in mind whatever you get you are going to have to have it still be reasonably relevant in like 50 years. Don't know what the chances of a Mass Effect (etc) tatt being recognised by then.

I love zombies, and it's slightly different. Just adding two favorites into one big one n such.@crusader8463 said:

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

@Maajin said:

@Lord_Xp said:

It's funny I seen this topic today. Literally yesterday I went to the tattoo shop to start getting a tattoo drawn out.

It's going to be a half sleeve of my favorite video game characters in a zombie form. I told the guy to put it in anyway he see's fit.

Characters include Sly Cooper, Kratos, Crash, and Nathan Drake

And Master Chief to go along, of course.

I can't since I don't play Xbox games. I play Sony games only n such.

Hahah, yeah! That was my joke! =p

You should send an email to Sony PR telling them your plan. I'm sure they would love the publicity of someone getting an all Sony cast of characters tattoo and might pay for it for you.

Yes I probably should haha. Good idea!