While a majority of the tattoos featured on the blog are just things I stumble across or seek out, we couldn’t do what we do without the help of our readers and the team at CBR. That said, I can’t recall who sent me a link to Steve Butcher’s tattoo work, starting with a Venom piece, but I’ll say thanks to everyone since that blanket statement should cover it.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you might have heard about a little movie opening up tomorrow called “Iron Man 3.” “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” writer-director takes control of the franchise’s third installment with Robert Downey Jr. returning as Tony Stark, and expectations are very high after a strong marketing campaign and some very nice trailers.
With that in mind, today’s CBR INK post is dedicated to all things Iron Man, and is nothing less than a massive gallery of Iron Man tattoos. Most of these were amassed via a Google Image search, so I don’t have credits or stories for them, but hopefully the numbers will make up for the lack of details. We have everything from movie-inspired ink to tattoos based on War Machine and Adi Granov’s covers — plus an Arc Reactor chest tattoo! See the full gallery after the jump.
We’re fans of tattoos ’round these parts, and while we’ve done a few posts lampooning some “lesser” examples of body art we generally try to keep things on the positive tip. Sometimes that just isn’t possible, and the worst of the worst needs to be shared. That’s exactly what happened when we ran across this Avengers tattoo, presumably based on the cinematic versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk.
With more than 15 years at the needle, Ryan Cardinal has done his time as a tattoo artist and seen all manner of tattoos in various shapes and styles. But, as he told CBR INK, some of his favorite work has been based on comic books, video games and other geek culture sources.
Check out his full gallery after the jump featuring Iron Man, Hordak from “Masters of the Universe,” the Eye of Sauron from “Lord of the Rings” and a special surprise guest.
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