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The 20 Best Anime Tattoos We've Ever Seen

Tattoos are a very permanent way for fans to show their love, and it can lead to some great ink work. These are the the best that we have come across.

by AlanV
Oct 28, 2016 3:25 AM | 174,601 views

anime tattoo gif Anime fans are a passionate bunch. They display their fandom in a myriad of ways. Some choose to write fanfics, select a waifu or husbando and defend those choices vehemently, or bring their favorite characters to life through cosplay. However, some go the extra mile for anime that holds a special place in their heart, emblazoning their bodies with tattoos of cherished characters or scenes.

Some truly amazing artwork is created when the right tattoo artist and the right fan work together. A lot of the tattoos out there take their cues directly from anime to create a 1-for-1 piece of art. On the other side of the coin are tattoos that are inspired by anime while creating something completely new.

The 20 tattoos in this list are the best we’ve seen. Examples of when everything comes together just right.

Shingeki no Kyojin

Best Anime Tattoos - Shingeki no Kyojin
A menacing colossal titan tattoo. Courtesy of @dissaor32

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Best Anime Tattoos - Neon Genesis Evangelion
Main Cast of Neon Genesis Evangelion sleeve tattoo. Courtesy of @xjoshxsxe

One Punch Man

Best Anime Tattoos - One Punch Man
Quintessential One Punch Man. Courtesy of @The_Anime_Bunny

Ghost in the Shell

Best Anime Tattoos - Ghost in the
This tattoo is inspired by Ghost in the Shell. Courtesy of @shahingh

My Neighbor Totoro

Best Anime Tattoos - Tonari no Totoro
Tonari no Totoro characters stacked on one another. Courtesy of @totorothings

Spirited Away

Best Anime Tattoos - Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
Dreamy interpretation of Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi characters. Courtesy of @Duchesofthemoon

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann + Kill la Kill

Best Anime Tattoos - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill
Two for the price of one in this wonderful mashup. Courtesy of @cuong_tatt


Best Anime Tattoos - Berserk, Casca
Casca leaning against a tree. Courtesy of @okuudere


Best Anime Tattoos - Pokemon
Psyduck having a grand time. Courtesy of @Jaroslaw_D

Cowboy Bebop

Best Anime Tattoos - Cowboy Bebop
Spike’s Swordfish II sketch tattoo. Courtesy of kannoyoko

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Best Anime Tattoos - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon silhouette mid-transformation. Wonderful color. Courtesy of @DJMolex

One Piece / Hellsing / Street Fighter / etc.

Best Anime Tattoos - One Piece
A mix of geeky goodness including One Piece. Courtesy of @OnePIeceReddit

Soul Eater

Best Anime Tattoos - Soul Eater
Soul Eater’s Sun and Moon, one on each leg. Courtesy of laurelinfloral

Death Note

Best Anime Tattoos - Death Note
Incredibly detailed Death Note Tattoo. Courtesy of @lacosanostratattoo

Dragon Ball Z

Best Anime Tattoos - Dragon Ball
A vivid tattoo of Shenlong. Courtesy of @teachityourself

Guilty Crown

Best Anime Tattoos - Guilty Crown
Colorful silhouette combined with an ink splatter style. Courtesy of @dynozartattack

Juubee Ninpuuchou

Best Anime Tattoos - Juubee Ninpuuchou
Jubei Kibagami posing. Courtesy of @helloalexheart

Fairy Tail/Ao no Exorcist

Best Anime Tattoos - Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail/Ao no Exorcist sleeve tattoo. Courtesy of @armslikewings

Tetsuwan Atom

Best Anime Tattoos - Tetsuwan Atom
Atom in action. Courtesy of @ggsoon73

Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver

Best Anime Tattoos - Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver
Guyver color portrait. Courtesy of @audie_tattoos

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