I’ve seen this tattoo trend come and go for years, but after going through a few of them the past few years I’m back to loving it. People are getting so creative with the design that it’s hard to capture it all in a photo. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have been so inspired by the creative tattoo designs I’ve seen online.
As far as tattoo designs go, the latest trend is the skull and skin tattoo. The idea is to apply a tattoo of someone’s face, body, or both to their chest. This trend is getting so popular that tattoo artists are taking up the space between the skin and the body for a tattoo design that shows off the body’s anatomy. The art is designed by those who are self aware and not just the people who are getting them.
You can see this trend at work in fashion, too. For example, one of my favorite guys in the fashion world is a guy named Jef. He’s got a ton of tattoos, and some of them are insane. One of them has a skull and skin design on his chest, and it’s so cool, I can’t stop looking at it.
So I asked myself: What is my tattoo design doing in that piece? And it turns out, that in this case it’s doing way less than what I thought it would. In a post-apocalyptic world, when you get a tattoo design that shows off your body, you’re still looking at the body. So you end up looking like a complete asshole and that’s not cool, especially in this day and age.
So you get a tattoo that shows off your body, and then you’re like, “I like what I see, but its not great, so I’m gonna keep it”. That tattoo is almost as “bad ass” as the post-apocalyptic world it would be a part of. It’s not just the designs that are bad ass, it’s the execution.
The new Deathloop trailer is as sexy as ever with its new tattoo and skull aesthetic (though the video was just released not a week ago and its in this post), but it seems that the game will be more about how to get a tattoo that screams, “I’m a bad ass now, but I’m gonna be a badass again!” rather than how to kill all of the Visionaries.
The game’s actually called Deathloop because it seems to have some sort of supernatural connection to the tattooed-and-skulled world of the post-apocalyptic future. I mean, the entire game is about the people of the island, and the idea that the tattoo and skull is somehow part of that is fascinating to me. Because in the game, the only “badass” that you’ll need to have is the ability to kill you at will.
A few years back, we made a game where the player had the power to tattoo and kill various people and objects. It was so weird to see the player’s abilities so easily tied to the bodies they were tattooing. In Deathloop, the player’s tattoo powers are tied to a skull, so you need to kill all the Visionaries and get the skull’s skin to allow you to cut the tattoo off.
This makes the tattoo and skull fashion in the game a lot more interesting. Because it’s not just about killing, but about the skin that you need to get. The tattoo is actually the part that’s really important because it allows you to alter the skin so that you can shape it in a way that makes it more than just a skin.
Now there’s no skin, just skin. I’ve got some ink on my neck that I don’t really like. I’d like to get a tattoo that looks like this.