I love tattoos, and I love comics, so even though I try not to cover much that other tattoo blogs talk about, I couldn’t pass this one up. There’s a great feature on Complex Media right now, which was posted up on Needles and Sins the other day, called A Complex History of Tattooed Comic Book Characters– and it’s awesome. A massive list, just for us geeks, of some of the best tattooed characters in plastic covers.
I’ll admit now, I think the order is all mixed up- Popeye is #50! I’d have placed him first! Dr Manhattan is in a decent place, as his tattoo is very small, but extremely cool. I don’t understand why Spider Jerusalem is #12, I thought he’d be in the top five, but at least X Men’s Colossus is in the top 10! The list as a whole is cool, although the #1 spot was a real disappointment and I have the feeling halfway through somewhere the guy who put it together wanted to see loads of pictures of busty characters with a couple of tiny tattoos, haha.
If you’re wondering, this will always be my personal favourite:
Check out the whole list here– have fun!