Dmitry Bronya is the man responsible for this incredible tattoo, which looks less like a heart or Koi fish, and more like something that'd protect you from a maniac swinging a giant blade.
Long before Epic's Cliff Bleszinski made a name for himself with Unreal and Gears of War, he already made a name for himself in the heart of at least one young(er) gamer with the PC's answer to the platforming mascot character.
Reader Jonathan Hansen, who we actually featured a couple of years ago for his awesome "classic" art, thought we'd be interested in seeing his new Monkey Island tattoo. Given the scale and the subject matter, you're damn right we're interested.
In what is quickly becoming a Valentine's Day tradition for my family, last night I hit up Psycho Tattoo in Sandy Springs, Georgia to add another role-playing icon to my growing (and until yesterday Final Fantasy-centric) party. Why are all the Prinnies running away?
Skyrim's "Arrow in the Knee" meme didn't only inspire an epic dubstep anthem. It also inspired this tattoo.
42-year-old hockey fan Mike Schaaf was in the market for some more permanent body art to demonstrate his passion for the pastime, but wasn't sure which artistic direction to go in. Then he saw someone playing Plants Vs. Zombies.
IHeartChaos' Cranberryzero was so impressed with the Nintendo 3DS augmented reality cards that he decided to have one permanently stabbed into his skin. What could be better than this augmented reality tattoo? I have a few suggestions.
Reader Tim T., perhaps taking a page from Fahey and the soon-to-be Mrs. Fahey's art, sends in these his-and-her Zelda tattoos he and his wife have. The heart containers are mirrored so that both halves form the same whole. Dawwwwwww.
Earlier this week I posted a video of a mind-blowing gaming sleeve that a tipster sent us, saying it was the best gaming tattoo I had ever seen.
Devin from Michigan sat in a chair for 26 hours over several days to get this masterpiece injected into his skin.
Tattoo spied at the Brighton Tattoo Convention in London last month. It references the lyrics of "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start" by the Ataris. Picture by Iris James, seen via Hawty McBloggy.
Rapper Game's future tattoo, The Evolution of Gaming, as seen on Rap-Up.com. Thanks mvab10.
There seems to be no shortage of the impressive art gamers are both willing to pay for and have etched into their skin.
This guy Patrick emailed us to say he got a tattoo like Faith's from Mirror's Edge. Immediately I thought of her eye sunburst and figured he's gonna look like Mike Tyson. Nope. Much, much cooler.
EA Sports head Peter Moore is not a man to mince words. That's why we loved him so when he was at Microsoft, he cuts through the BS and gets straight to the point.
Even though I began at Kotaku maybe a little over four weeks ago, I think this is the day I am truly inaugurated, as I post my very first cake picture.