While some may think that Pokemon is a kids cartoon meant for young children, this phenomenon has touched multiple generations and some fans are well into their 20’s and 30’s.
Pokemon has been incredibly popular ever since the concept was created in 1955. The idea behind the universe stems from the hobby of insect collecting – a pastime that Pokemon executive director Satoshi Tajiri enjoyed as a young child.
While the first generation featured 151 Pokemon, there have been countless updates and additions to the universe. This means there are countless sources of inspiration for your Pokemon-themed ink. If you’re looking to reconnect with your childhood or pay homage to your favorite character, then these tattoos are for you.
You can pay homage to the Pokemon video games with a simple, pixelated profile of Ash and Pikachu.
This adorable, feminine Mew wraps around a few glimmering crystals.
Why get a bracelet when you can have a playful Arbok wrapped around your wrist?
Here’s some Growlithe inspiration for a classic fierce, and adorable look.
If you can’t decide between two franchises, why not combine your favorite characters?
We love this blend of American Traditional imagery and First Gen Pokemon!
Have a favorite evolution? Show it off!
If you’re not looking for a full portrait, you can opt for something simple.
Or you can get back to the basics with an Elemental tattoo
Wear your heart (and your love for Pokemon) on your sleeve
This little Charmander is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
This tiny Drifloon is keeping it simple and sweet.
Our favorite Team Rocket baddie!
If you’re looking for something darker, try a black and grey Haunter.
If you can’t decide on a single Pokemon, why not pay homage to the whole video game?
Show your devotion to your favorite team!
This colorful, abstract piece combines Dragonite and a beautiful landscape.
Combining your Pokemon of choice with some delicate flowers makes for a lovely, peaceful tattoo.
You should also consider using different styles of tattooing to emphasize your Pokemon’s power.
This unique piece combines tribal patterns with Mewtwo’s powers to create a tat that embodies strength and endurance.