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10 Anime Tattoos

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What started out as a niche form of entertainment originating from Japan, anime has grown in popularity throughout the years, especially as it made its way into the North American market. The word anime actually translates to “animated cartoon” in Japanese and not to be confused with the rapper, Aminé. To add on, the anime world is very diverse in terms of its genre offerings, from horror and romance to comedy and drama - there are lots to choose from! Anybody else remember the glory days of spending childhood mornings catching the newest episodes of Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z? Check out our top choices of 10 anime-themed tattoos that will bring back all the nostalgic feels.

 

Tankobon

 

The first edition of Sailor Moon known as 'tankobon' consisted of 18 volumes covering 52 acts, with volume 11 having only short stories that didn't follow the main storyline.

 

Koanashi

 

No-Face, a spirit from the film Spirited Away, who transitions between good and evil.

 

Boru

 

In Dragon Ball Z, when the seven Dragon Balls are gathered all together and are called upon correctly, a mighty dragon appears and grants any one wish.

 

Sharingan

 

This one’s for all you Naruto fans! A Mangekyo Sharingan are the heavenly eyes that see the truth of all of creation without obstruction. It is an advanced form of the Sharing that has only been activated by a handful of Uchiha.

 

Usagi

 

Sailor Moon’s real name is Usagi Tsukin, which this design is named after. This design is of her iconic Moon Stick that was used to perform the Moon Healing Escalation attack when she was fighting crime by moonlight!

 

Gohan

 

This design is of Gohan, one of the more notable characters from Dragon Ball z, and Goku’s eldest son. Gohan doesn’t have the passion for fighting and prefers to do so only when he needs to defend his loved ones. Regardless, Gohan fights alongside the Dragon Team to defend the Earth for much of his life.

 

Kinomoto

 

In Cardcaptor, when Sakura Kinomoto captured all of the cards and passed the Final Judgement, the head of the Sealing Wand Changed to this form channeling Sakura’s powers from the stars.

 

Tamashi

 

Deep in the forests of Japan, the souls of the trees themselves are animated as spirits called Kodama. These souls can wander, tending to their groves and maintaining the balance of nature.

 

Meliodas

 

This symbol represents Meliodas, the former captain of the Deadly Sins, and his Demon Clan mark.

 

Keeper

 

This adorable, fuzzy, wide-eyed design is full of magic and wonderment. “Reality is for people that lace imagination” - Hayao Miyazaki, director of My Neighbour Totoro

 

Still looking the perfect anime-related tattoo for you? Check out some more here, or hit up our custom platform to create your own personalized anime tattoo! 

- Cindy Tran