16 Amazing Star Wars Tattoos—Including one from “The Force Awakens”

death star by bang bang nyc

Ralph McQuarrie is no longer with us, but he was the designer who created the look for many Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Then you have poster artist Drew Struzan who hand painted a lot of the iconic one sheets. There are plenty of creatives who collaborated in the making of this sci-fi empire, and something so well-thought-out, graphically beautiful, should not be ruined with a bad tattoo tribute. Star Wars is serious stuff!

After reviewing many thousands of Star Wars tattoos in the course of six months; I have selected 15 of the best and newest ones from various tattooers, including one of BB-8 (an astromech droid) from “The Force Awakens.”

The mobile space station gets a photorealistic veneer by BANG BANG.
Grey darth maul by Rember Orellana, darth vader by chris jones
Rember Orellana tattoos Darth Maul, one of the popular villains. And Chris Jones uses a double exposure technique to create the action-packed scene in “Return of the Jedi.”
darth maul tattoo by ALAN RAMIREZ
The apprentice of Count Dooku is tattooed once again; this time by Alan Ramirez.
darth vader by Silvano Fiato. yoda by Oscar Akermo Tattoos
Darth Vader, the personification of the dark side of the Force; inked by Silvano Fiato. The wise and powerful master Yoda by Oscar Akermo.
R2D2 by Kegan Hawkins
R2-D2, the cutest droid (since the appearance of BB-8) by Kegan Hawkins.
The mercenary Boba Fett and stormtroopers by Dean Lawton.
The mercenary Boba Fett and Stormtrooper sleeve by Dean Lawton.
Obi Wan Kenobi by Max Pniewski
A portrait of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi by Max Pniewski.
yoda by kamil czapiga and boba fett by Alexey Lauz
A modern adaptation of Yoda by Kamil Czapiga and Boba Fett by Alexey Lauz.
 r2d2 lines by Mo Ganji
Using a single line, Mo Ganji artistically illustrates R2-D2.
darth vader tattoo. boba fett by Cody Meyer
Tattoo by Levi Barnett of “the grandest screen villain of them” (left), and Boba Fett in comic book style by Cody Meyer.
droid, force awakens, tattoo by Tyler Nealeigh
BB-8 is the newest (droid) cutey from “The Force Awakens.” By Tyler Nealeigh.
Images © respective artists.
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December 16, 2015 Art Body Art Tattoos