In a world of Xbox, PS4, Pokemon Go, and beyond; it is important to reflect on the games that dictated our childhood– the characters that interactively shaped our idea of good entertainment. Super Mario has been around for many years, and Nintendo remains a prolific console company with a major influence on adolescent and even adult growth. Nostalgia, especially in terms of videos games, keep people happy during times of stress, fear, and crisis. The world is on the tips of its toes as the United States Presidential creeps up in a matter of days. Here is a series of throwback tattoos inspired by our favorite little cartoon Italian– one who shaped the future of virtual entertainment.
Here is a joyful and realistic perspective of Toad with an honest and contagious smile. The shading brings him to life and offers a new look at the fictional character.
This lovely black and grey full sleeve removes the cartoon element from each character and focuses on the actual figures and movement seen n the game. There is amazing detail in the shading, creating depth and tangibility.
Here is an adorable and vertically driven piece that encompasses the major threats and perks to being Mario. The design itself is silky and old-fashioned, focusing on an earlier generation of the game.
Lastly, this fantastic pixelated half sleeve is Nintendo and Super Mario at their finest and earliest stages. The famous mushroom, lifespan hearts, and coin symbols are all carefully crafted as speeding bullets fly through the scene.