Now we come to the fun one, crazy tattoo ideas. We’re not looking at gender, cultural heritage or anything like that for these, these are just unabated creativity at its finest. In the 21st century, there’s a lot of inspiration to be had, and there are some pretty ingenious tattoo ideas out there from all interests. Crazy tattoo ideas are the most fun, because they’re expressive and boundless, and don’t re quire nearly the demure forethought that other types of tattoos might. They just simply require you to think first about what you’re interested in, what you find appealing visually, and couple these with what you don’t mind being on your body for the rest of your mortal days.
So, let’s talk about some crazy tattoo ideas, starting with my personal favorite, gaming tattoos. I want to talk about this because I myself have a couple game-related tattoos, and I’m proud of them. Being a Mario fan, I have a blue shell tattoo between my shoulder blades, and a 1-up mushroom tattoo on my left upper arm.
Gaming is huge now, and has become engrained in our culture as deeply as cinema and television, and it’s never going to go away now that it’s here. There are so many references in games that make amazing tattoos, whether you’re a shooter player, a role player, a platformer lover or a fighting game fanatic. There’s something for everyone and while these tattoos become dated in enough time, they become the good kind of dated. Anecdotal and never irrelevant once they are there.
Technology is playing an increasingly integral role in our lives, so you can even take this beyond gaming. I see a lot of really neat pixel art tattoos that aren’t from a particular game or anything, but are just designs or images someone turned into eight or sixteen bit graphics, and then had made into a tattoo. It looks surreal and rather interesting on skin, with India ink.
I also see a lot of UPC code designs, which are neat too. Some are bar codes, others are mobile codes, and while they may or may not mean anything now, and definitely won’t mean anything later on, they maintain their quirky aesthetic which means that when their meaning as a code is gone, they still work as just body art. But, let’s talk about the craziest tattoo design I have ever seen. I don’t know how the artist did this, but it must have been costly and painful for the recipient. The person having this tattoo done was a photographer and nature lover, and they had taken this breathtaking photo of a sunset over a mountain valley in Peru. Somehow, the artist was able to recreate the photo on their back almost but not quite photo realistically. When they showed it to me, it messed with my eyes for a minute until my brain finally convinced my eyes it wasn’t quite as sharp and detailed as the photo it came from (which I had seen beforehand). This is amazing, and I really don’t know how the artist did it, but I’d love to know.
These are just a few of the neat but crazy tattoo ideas that’re popular now, but in the 21st century, anything goes.