ByMichael Mitchell, writer at Creators.co
Former Staff Writer for Now Loading. Currently tweeting things here: https://twitter.com/MitchFizzl
Michael Mitchell

Legend of Zelda titles may not come out as often as Super Mario titles, but that hasn't stopped the Zelda universe's characters from becoming just as iconic. In fact, when it comes to tattoos inspired by the franchise, it may very well be even more popular — there's actually an entire subreddit dedicated to Zelda tattoos!

And while we can't feature every single one of them here, we've rounded up 37 fine-as-heck Legend of Zelda tattoos from around the world that are truly awe-inspiring!

(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. A Mural-Like Arm Tattoo Sleeve From 'Wind Waker'

Via https://www.buzzfeed.com/
Via https://www.buzzfeed.com/

Made by Kayley Henderson of Northside Tattooz

2. Majora's Mask Shoulder Tattoo

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2f1hwa/my_majoras_mask_from_the_legend_of_zelda_done_by/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2f1hwa/my_majoras_mask_from_the_legend_of_zelda_done_by/

Made by KP at No Regrets in Memphis, TN

3. A Classic Scene With Ocarina Tattoo

Made by Kayley Henderson of Northside Tattooz

4. An Even More Terrifying Take On A Skulltula

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2wdt5b/spiderskull_skulltula_from_zelda_by_mike_moses_at/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2wdt5b/spiderskull_skulltula_from_zelda_by_mike_moses_at/

Made by Mike Moses at Spiritus Tattoo in Columbus, OH

5. This Adorable Link/Bulbasaur Crossover

Made by Chad Reisenweber of Tattoo Town in Mobile, AL

6. Simple and Evocative Legend Of Zelda Logo Tattoo

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/346mcz/triforce_zelda_tribute_tattoo_by_thomas_acid_acid/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/346mcz/triforce_zelda_tribute_tattoo_by_thomas_acid_acid/

Made by Thomas Acid of ACID Tattoo Netherlands

7. This Amazing Majora's Mask Scene

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/258etg/my_legend_of_zelda_majoras_mask_half_sleeve_done/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/258etg/my_legend_of_zelda_majoras_mask_half_sleeve_done/

Made by Jacob Haag at A Brand New Tattoo in Eau Claire, WI

8. A Pixelated Zelda Tattoo That Takes Us All Back

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/542lh9/8bit_zelda_items_done_by_shane_olds_at_studio/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/542lh9/8bit_zelda_items_done_by_shane_olds_at_studio/

Made by Lauren Hanson at Cosmic Monsters Incorporated in Bromsgrove, UK

9. Obligatory Triforce Tattoo

Made by Ben Whiteraven of Berserk Tattoos in Heidelberg, Melbourne

10. The Triforce With Some Age To It

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1uehlh/legend_of_zelda_crest_by_joe_at_broken_lantern_in/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1uehlh/legend_of_zelda_crest_by_joe_at_broken_lantern_in/

Made by Joe at Broken Lantern in Charleston, SC

11. Yet Another, More Colorful Take On The Triforce

Made by Ellen Morris of The Dollhouse Tattoo Studio

12. "Death from Adventure Time as Tarot Card with Legend of Zelda Rupees."

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/50hzh8/allen_wood_at_sacred_ink_in_bristol_virginia_does/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/50hzh8/allen_wood_at_sacred_ink_in_bristol_virginia_does/

Made by Allen Wood at Sacred Ink in Bristol, Virginia

13. Holy Crap, This Awesome Full-Piece Majora's Mask Back Tattoo

Via http://thegreatkeaton.tumblr.com/post/79715103682/so-my-back-piece-is-finished-and-healed-tattoo
Via http://thegreatkeaton.tumblr.com/post/79715103682/so-my-back-piece-is-finished-and-healed-tattoo

Made by Anson Eastin at Forever Tattoo Parlour in Cape Coral, FL

14. OMGOMGOMG Adorable Pichu-As-Link Tattoo

Via http://www.ranker.com/list/zelda-tattoos/jakebaumgart
Via http://www.ranker.com/list/zelda-tattoos/jakebaumgart

Unknown artist

15. A Back Tattoo That Is Hard To Miss

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/2ut99x/zelda_tattoo/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoo/comments/2ut99x/zelda_tattoo/

Unknown artist

16. A Perfectly Placed Heart Container Tattoo

Via https://www.pinterest.com/intotheocean727/ink-ideas/
Via https://www.pinterest.com/intotheocean727/ink-ideas/

Unknown artist

17. The Oft-Forgotten Fi

Via http://www.tattooeasily.com/zelda-triforce-tattoo/
Via http://www.tattooeasily.com/zelda-triforce-tattoo/

Unknown artist

18. This Take On The Iconic Pieces Of The Zelda Universe

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/35hhxq/my_first_zelda_tattoo_ocarine_of_time_artist/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/35hhxq/my_first_zelda_tattoo_ocarine_of_time_artist/

Made by Cynthia Finch of Dark Mark Tattoo in Keene, NH

19. And Those Icons In 'Wind Waker' Form

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2lpacj/fresh_from_the_studio_my_legend_of_zelda_wind/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/2lpacj/fresh_from_the_studio_my_legend_of_zelda_wind/

Made by John Vagalis of Inspiration Tattoo in Peterborough, Ontario

20. A Beautiful Looking Master Sword

Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/
Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/

Made by Jessica Friskney

21. LEGO + Ink = ...Link?

Via Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/
Via Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/

Made by BlackFlag Crew

22. Who Could Forget The Great Deku Tree?

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1dqlwo/my_new_deku_tree_tattoo_done_by_angel_sanders_at/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/1dqlwo/my_new_deku_tree_tattoo_done_by_angel_sanders_at/

Made by Angel Sanders at Flesh Tattoo in Fallston, MD

23. Another Great Majora and Fierce Diety Link

Made by Derek Padilha

24. An Incredible Watercolor Take On Legend of Zelda

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3w2e78/my_first_tattoo_legend_of_zelda_watercolour/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/3w2e78/my_first_tattoo_legend_of_zelda_watercolour/

Made by Lauren Hanson at Cosmic Monsters Incorporated in Bromsgrove, UK

25. Hyrule, Lorule... You rule!

Made by Josie Sexton

26. A Shy Guy Crossover That Somehow Makes Me Love Characters I Usually Hate

Made by Ellen Morris of The Dollhouse Tattoo Studio

27. A Song Of Healing Tattoo With An Inspiring Story Behind It

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/168e2l/to_celebrate_my_2_year_anniversary_of_being_free/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/168e2l/to_celebrate_my_2_year_anniversary_of_being_free/

Unknown artist

Okay, so to elaborate on that heading, this tattoo was done in celebration of the poster being free of self-harm for 2 full years. Not only is that a happy-tears sort of recovery, it's also a badass way to commemorate the milestone. Plus, it makes a good argument for video games being more impactful than one might think.

Cheers to you, /u/SongOfHealing! You deserve it.

28. A Wonderful Sketch-style Tattoo Take On Midna

Made by Josie Sexton

29. A Tattoo That Doesn't Forget The Little Characters

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/11fe5n/freshly_done_fish_man_from_zelda_wind_waker_done/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/11fe5n/freshly_done_fish_man_from_zelda_wind_waker_done/

Made by Logan Patty at Sacred Ink in Gadsden, AL

30. The Instantly Recognizable Zelda's Lullaby

Made by Ben Whiteraven of Berserk Tattoos in Heidelberg, Melbourne

31. Ho-Ly Crap, This Compilation Arm Sleeve

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/2etj69/recently_finished_me_lozthemed_sleeve/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/2etj69/recently_finished_me_lozthemed_sleeve/

Made by Ion Runcan at Swahili Bob's Tattoo in Stockholm, Sweden

32. This Adorable Legend of Zelda Couple Tattoo

Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/
Via http://tattoo-journal.com/best-zelda-tattoo-designs-meaning/

Made by Sofía Spiral

33. An Impressive, Imposing Take On The Master Sword And Triforce

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/2sdp81/just_got_my_zelda_tattoo_3/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/2sdp81/just_got_my_zelda_tattoo_3/

Unknown artist

34. And A More Colorful Take On Them!

Made by Thai Do

35. Almost Too Spooky For Me

Via https://www.tattoodo.com/a/2015/10/40-awesome-legend-of-zelda-tattoos/
Via https://www.tattoodo.com/a/2015/10/40-awesome-legend-of-zelda-tattoos/

Made by David Tevenal

36. Navi, Tatl, And Tael

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/v8gnj/my_first_tattoo_navi_tatl_and_tael/
Via https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeldatattoos/comments/v8gnj/my_first_tattoo_navi_tatl_and_tael/

Unknown artist

37. And Finally, The Sheikah Eye

Made by Samma Charles of Ursa Major Tattoo Studio

Okay, that's all for now! I honestly can't decide which are even my top 5 favorites, and I don't think I'd ever be able to pick out which Zelda game and art style to go with if I ever did get a tattoo of my own.

If you liked these, be sure to check out our roundup of Mario tattoos as well as that of our favorite Pokémon tattoos. Wanna move away from Nintendo? Our Kingdom Hearts tattoo collection is equally impressive!

Which of the above tattoos is your favorite? Do you have your own awesome Zelda tattoo to share?

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