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The Legend of Zelda series has so many fans with themed tattoos. In some cases, well over hundreds of dollars are being spent on these works of body art. Zelda Wiki seeks to showcase these works with the consent of the person in the photographs.
Link TattoosThe Chosen One. I have been a huge fan of Legend of Zelda since the original game for the NES. I always said that I would never get a video game character tattoo on myself. However. I just couldn't resist once I got my first tattoo. Then I got the idea for this tattoo. It actually started off with a different stance, but then I found the current one. The way it showed such detail right off the bat was the clincher. But also I wanted it slightly different than the games. I wanted to make Link a little more realistic. So I made him look a few years older, more in his mid twenties. Therefore he is stronger, smarter, battle tested, and a little cocky. As the tattoo is developed more, you will see more of what I am talking about. A few details on the tattoo:
Total Cost: $250 Sessions: 2 currently done, with 3-4 total planned. First session was about 6 hours. Second session was a mini session of about 1 1/2 hours to bring the total to 7 1/2 hours. Tattoo Artist: Justin Williams, he is a friend of mine which is why the cost was so cheap. He currently is planning on opening a shop soon.
Triforce TattoosOnilink. This piece was done in March of 2004. Placed on my upper back. A simple (unfinished) outline of the Triforce with kanji characters power (top), wisdom (left), courage (right), and a tribal-like J in the middle. Process was 1 session, about 40 minutes total, spent $50.
Heart Meter TattoosOnilink. This piece was done in June of 2009. Placed on my upper left pectoral. Inspired by the Twilight Princess version of the heart containers. process was 1 sitting, about 2 hours total, spent $100. My Girlfriend had this piece (below) done in April of 2009. Placed on her upper back. Process was 1 session, about 1 hour total, spent $80.
Miscellaneous Zelda TattoosThe Chosen One. This one may not necessarily look it, but is a Link Tattoo. The reason I got this one was because of a Legend of Zelda shirt. The very last line says "I Am The Chosen One." And this is the reason why I got this tattoo and why I am posting it. Details on Tattoo:
Total Cost: $100 Session: 1 Total for 4 hours Tattoo artist:Justin Williams