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With one of the most recognizable names in gaming and a franchise dating back several decades, it's no wonder people have a love for Mario. And, much like what has been done with Pokémon, the truest of fans have decided to immortalize their Mario fandom with a tattoo.

Below, we have a collection of 29 impressive Mario tattoos. As can be expected, this selection is only the tip of the iceberg, but the assortment of characters, styles, and even crossover selections really emphasizes how much Mario's fans really love him.

(Note: If you happen to recognize the artist on any of the tattoos where no artist is listed, please let us know so we can share their other work!)

1. Jurassic Mario Mashup Tattoo

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5frvgq/jurassic_mario_by_me_marc_durrant_at_md_tattoo/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5frvgq/jurassic_mario_by_me_marc_durrant_at_md_tattoo/

Made by Marc Durrant at MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge, CA

2. Villainous Mario Leg Piece

Made by Ian Olsen from Wolf/Sheep Arthouse in Victoria, BC

3. One-Up Mushroom Mario Tattoo Sleeve

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/18bwn7/one_of_the_best_nintendomario_sleeves_ive_seen/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/18bwn7/one_of_the_best_nintendomario_sleeves_ive_seen/

Made by Mina at Hawk and Sparrows in Malmö, Sweden

4. A Vibrant Mario, Luigi, and Bowser Tattoo

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/4h5e9j/my_mario_luigi_and_bowser_tattoo/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/4h5e9j/my_mario_luigi_and_bowser_tattoo/

Unknown artist

5. Mario Brothers Tattoo For Two Brothers

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5ij0g0/mario_luigi_brother_tattoos_done_by_derek_burton/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5ij0g0/mario_luigi_brother_tattoos_done_by_derek_burton/

Made by Derek Burton at Art and Soul Winnipeg, Man, Canada

6. 'Fallout' Meets A Terrifying Piranha Plant

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3rvngd/my_new_falloutmario_crossover_tattoo_by_jack/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3rvngd/my_new_falloutmario_crossover_tattoo_by_jack/

Made by Jack Cordwell at Black Kraken Tattoo in Ashton, England

7. Raccoon Mario Shows How To Get By Those Pesky Plants

Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/2/?ipp=3
Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/2/?ipp=3

Made by Jamie Lee Parker

8. This Huge Half Sleeve Mario Kingdom Tattoo

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/24u34b/my_mario_bros_inspired_half_sleeve_done_by_kid_at/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/24u34b/my_mario_bros_inspired_half_sleeve_done_by_kid_at/

Made by Kid at Estudio 184 in Mexico City

9. When Mario Eats The Wrong Mushroom

Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/4/?ipp=3
Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/4/?ipp=3

Made by Felipe Rodrigues

10. Amazing Tattoo Of Mario Trying To Rescue The Princess (Again)

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

11. An Introspective Mario Looks On His 8-Bit Past

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/30jvet/introspective_mario_by_chris_bath_of_cherry_hill/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/30jvet/introspective_mario_by_chris_bath_of_cherry_hill/

Made by Chris Bath of Cherry Hill Tattoo, in Bonita Springs, Fl

12. A Truly Super Mushroom

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/27slen/super_mario_mushroom_done_by_me_josh_herman_good/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/27slen/super_mario_mushroom_done_by_me_josh_herman_good/

Made by Josh Herman at Good Family Tattoo on Lake villa, Il

13. Mario Golf Flag

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3o8m3h/mine_and_my_bfs_first_tattoo_mario_golf_tee_flag/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3o8m3h/mine_and_my_bfs_first_tattoo_mario_golf_tee_flag/

Made by Jay Blackburn, Powerline Tattoo RI

For those who don't instantly recognize this image, look no further than this still from Mario Golf Toadstool Tour.

14. They Complete Each Other

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/yu6ou/my_fianc%C3%A9_and_i_decided_to_get_some_matching/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/yu6ou/my_fianc%C3%A9_and_i_decided_to_get_some_matching/

Unknown artist

15. But Who Wore It Better?

Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/5/?ipp=3
Via http://www.inkedmag.com/mario-tattoos/5/?ipp=3

Made by Brandon David

16. Mario-nette Tattoo

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5i6mmy/marionette_by_florian_riedel_at_bleksmi%C3%B0jan_in/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/5i6mmy/marionette_by_florian_riedel_at_bleksmi%C3%B0jan_in/

Made by Florian Riedel at Bleksmiðjan in Reykjavík, Iceland

17. Dapper King Boo Tattoo

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

18. A Beautiful, Watercolor-Style Mushroom

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

19.

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3iup2h/mario_sleeve_by_heather_maranda_area_51_tattoo/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3iup2h/mario_sleeve_by_heather_maranda_area_51_tattoo/

Made by Heather Maranda at Area 51, Springfield Oregon

20. A Portrait-Style Chest Tattoo

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

21. Adorable Mario and Luigi

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

22. Giving New Meaning To Whispering Boo In Someone's Ear

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

23. A Work-In-Progress Of The Classics

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1ks48r/the_start_of_my_mario_bros_leg_sleeve_done_by_rj/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1ks48r/the_start_of_my_mario_bros_leg_sleeve_done_by_rj/

Made by R.J. Grijalva at Black Anvil Tattoo in San Diego, CA

24. The Stars Have Your... Front!

Via http://www.ranker.com/list/super-mario-bros-tattoos/jakebaumgart
Via http://www.ranker.com/list/super-mario-bros-tattoos/jakebaumgart

Made by Josh Woods

25. The Yoshi That's Hard To Forget

Via https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/super-mario-tattoo/
Via https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/super-mario-tattoo/

Unknown artist

26. Wall-E Meets Mario

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2cyw61/walle_and_mario_by_leif_at_studio_xiii_in_cocoa/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2cyw61/walle_and_mario_by_leif_at_studio_xiii_in_cocoa/

Made by Leif at Studio XIII in Cocoa Beach, FL

27. Star Wars Meets Mario

Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/
Via https://www.askideas.com/66-latest-mario-tattoos/

Unknown artist

28. No Obstacle Too Great When You're A Star

Via http://fashionablygeek.com/tattoos/super-mario-tattoo-is-a-star/
Via http://fashionablygeek.com/tattoos/super-mario-tattoo-is-a-star/

Made by Niki at Dynamic Ink and Steel in Saginaw, Michigan

29. Classic Mario Puts On A Show

https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2fsesr/8bit_mario_tattoo_done_the_other_day_by_me_john/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2fsesr/8bit_mario_tattoo_done_the_other_day_by_me_john/

Made by John Parker at Southsea Tattoo Co. in Portsmouth Hampshire UK

As I said earlier, there are several more Mario tattoos out there. But I think what I love most is that there is a wide variety of Mario tattoos, all of which hearken back to a particular era of the playful plumber.

If you're looking for more, be sure to check out our other tattoo collections. In addition to Mario and Pokémon, we also have Kingdom Hearts tattoos and Legend of Zelda tattoos, all worthy of praise. Check 'em out!

Which of these tattoos is your favorite?

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