Since anime characters with tattoos are somewhat of a rarity, we’ve decided to let you vote for the very best ones. Can you name more than a handful of characters that have them? Don’t worry if you can’t; it’s why we created this list of the coolest tatted anime characters. Some characters have tattoos that symbolize their bond with a certain group, such as Ace’s Whitebeard tattoo in One Piece. Other characters sport a tribal tattoo that seems to only be for looks, like Renji from Bleach and Kamina from Gurren Lagan. Tattoos can serve as a reminder of the past, whether it’s good or bad. Take Nami’s tattoo that she recived from Arlong for example. Although he is a dark part of her past, the tatoo on her arm serves as a reminder of her years before joining the strawhat crew.
Lots of people have adopted these anime tattoos into real ones. Remember when you thought you were the only one who had the idea to get the Ouroboros tattoo when you saw how cool they looked on the Homonculi? Tattoos from Fullmetal Alchemist are actually quite common, with people opting either for the Ouroboros symbol or a replica of Scar’s arm.
Anyways, check out the list below and vote for your favorite anime characters that have tattoos! If one is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for that character too. Any character is fair game for this list, as long as they have a tattoo.