These Star Wars tattoos are amazing!! May the Tattoo be with you. Always. An epic space opera, Star Wars is about to blow your mind again with the release of the 7th part, the Force Awakens. Some of you may prefer the Dark Side of the Force, while others are loyal to the Rebellion. These tattoos are for serious Star Wars fans. See how many references you get. Sure, you know Darth Vader (unless you were born in a Galaxy REALLY far, far away, and sure you know Jabba the Hut, but do you recognize all the characters and scenes represented in these tattoos? Test your knowledge!
Here are our 20 favorite Star Wars Tattoos:
20. Fists of Star Wars
Writing the name of your favorite movies on your body is a very good option, especially when they fit well. This guy played it safe by just tattooing the name of this incredible series. Who knew they were going to continue it in the first place? This year’s addition to the saga was an even bigger surprise. His tattoo is still up to date and empowers his fists for sure! If the idea of inking something on your fingers appeals to you, check out these original designs.
19. Luke’s magical kiss with princess Leia
Princess Leia’s brief moment with Luke was so touching that ended up as a tattoo. This person has chosen two black silhouettes instead of the actors’ real portraits. I can’t say that’s a bad choice because it can be adapted to any couple from the movie. However, they are clearly supporters of the Rebel Alliance. The presence of the alliance’s logo is a clue in this regard. This tattoo could be part of a Star Wars tattoos series.
18. The Rebel Alliance vs. the Galactic Empire
This girl didn’t choose sides! I guess she is a fan of the movies as wholes, but she didn’t empathize with any party. On one thigh, she has the logo of the Rebel Alliance, a drawing of the Millennium Falcon and other motifs, and on the other thigh she opted for the Galactic Empire’s logo, along with the Death Star. Both designs are very graphic and perfectly symmetrical as well.
17. C-3PO as traditional tattoo
C-3PO was restored by Anakin, who needed a servant for his mom. He didn’t have the resources to replace the broken parts from C-3PO, but he improvised. Among its multiple qualities, C-3PO can speak a lot of foreign languages and it is R2-D2’s best friend. They accompany each other throughout the movies. This traditional tattoo of the droid comes with one of its famous lines, namely Stay gold. He wasn’t so good looking all the time though, connoisseurs would know!
16. R2-D2 splattered with color
R2-D2 is an astromech droid and among the Star Wars tattoos that are popular. It has a wide array of skills that come at hand during its journeys with C-3PO. It is known for saving Queen Amidala’s ship. Characters like Anakin, Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia team up with it all the time. It is, obviously, a fighter in the Rebel Alliance. Whoever got this tattoo must’ve been impressed by how useful R2-D2 is. I like the choice in colors because it makes it look less serious.
15. Galactic Empire’s logo with a galaxy background
Switching to the dark side, here is the logo of the Galactic Empire. When you want to choose a side and express it, you can simply show off your decision by picking the afferent logo. This person went an extra mile and filled its outline with a beautiful galaxy background. A combination between red and green, the logo is also filled with tiny white stars. Star Wars tattoos aren’t always this feminine, but I think it looks nice!
14. Dot-shaded Black Rebel Alliance
Back to the good side, here’s the logo of the Rebel Alliance and a part of the Millennium Falcon. This is an edgy tattoo meant to symbolize the adherence to the Rebel Alliance. It’s located on this guy’s forearm. This could mean that he is always ready to make a point regarding his decision. The technique used for shading is called dot-shading because the tattoo artist only used dots to blacken certain areas of the ship.
13. Spectacular Obi-Wan and Yoda sleeves
Paul Booth is the tattoo artist who inked this person’s arms. He is among America’s best at this job. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are old in these Star Wars tattoos. Maybe the person who chose these drawings is a fan of the latest editions. He added parts of aircrafts and other details meant to cover the entire surface of his arms. I call this dedication and a declaration of being on the Rebel’s side.
12. Imperial Stormtrooper on duty
Stormtroopers are seen as major authority in Star Wars and they fight for the New Order. They are faceless and extremely loyal. In addition, their number is virtually infinite. A symbol of power, they used to respond to Emperor Palpatine. In the movies, the Stormtroopers were called a lot of funny names by people from the rival side. They were the plastic soldiers or boys, the whitehats and so on. This particular whitehat looks victorious.
11. R2-D3 and C-3PO always together
R2-D2 and C-3PO are almost always together and making a great team. Although there is no romantic involvement, these two people found that getting couple tattoos with the droids is a good idea. I think it is, but why is she R2-D2? Maybe it’s just me, but since it isn’t able to communicate with words, it doesn’t seem suited for a talkative woman.
10. All of Star Wars on one arm
Do you recognize all these characters? I see Luke, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and Yoda. The colors are absolutely amazing and this individual’s decision to dedicate his entire arm to Star Wars tattoos is fantastic! He or she isn’t taking sides. If you look closely, you will spot a Stormtrooper and other elements of the dark side.
9. Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers
A black and grey tattoo, this piece was skillfully done. It comprises Darth Vader before anyone knew how he looks like without a mask, a few Stormtroopers and the Death Star in the background. It looks like this lady chose the dark side! I can’t blame her if she wants access to the Force. I would too!
8. Main Star Wars characters on one arm
Probably designed by another true fan of the series, this full sleeve looks like a lot of work! The portraits are all well-done and expressive enough. I wonder why few people choose not to use color. Yoda’s distinctive appearance would look more vivid in color than it does in black and grey. How would you like it?
7. Yoda fighting his way through the galaxy
Created based on Einstein’s face, Yoda is an expert when it comes to using the Force. He also excels at Lightsaber combat. Known as the ultimate Jedi Master, he taught Luke how to fight. He lived 900 years and became the Jedi Grand Master. This tattoo shows exactly how powerful he is. There is no one like him in the entire galaxy.
6. Duplicity brings friends and foes together
The meeting place of both positive and negative characters is not somewhere in the galaxy, but on this person’s arm. He or she has Yoda, Darth Vader, General Grievous and a Stormtrooper inked together. In case you don’t remember, General Grievous was a deadly threat to the Jedi. Out of all, his portrait looks the best to me.
5. Star Wars shoulder armor
This guy deserves a role in the next Star Wars movie! He covered his shoulder and half of his chest with a tattoo that looks like an armor or like a part of a suit he would have to wear in the series. I’ve not seen a more subtle and original conglomeration of elements in any of the Star Wars tattoos. A little too manly for girls, I think it would make a great addition to any guy!
4. May the Rebel Alliance win
This tattoo sums up everything that basically happens in the movies. He is a supporter of the Rebel Alliance, but that aspect doesn’t stop him from dividing his back in two sides and exemplifying Star Wars’s main action and idea. This composition looks surreal! I warn you, if you begin to look at the details, you’ll not stop soon!
3. Lack of faith is disturbing
One of Darth Vader’s famous lines is, I find your lack of faith disturbing. He is represented in all his greatness on a dude’s back. The size of this tattoo is breathtaking and the colors are mesmerizing. Covering so much skin involves sacrifice. Maybe Darth Vader deserved it.
2. A galaxy far, far away
Another impressive back piece, this one is neutral. It clearly shows two sides that don’t get along and fight a lot, but there is no obvious winner. There’s amazing detail on both the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon. The battle is ongoing and a pleasure for the eyes!
1. Victory is not final
The dark side emerged victorious on this person’s back! It’s hard to believe that is, in fact, a tattoo and not a picture, right? An impeccable tattoo like this one requires a talented tattoo artist and a flawless design that has more than one interest center. I wouldn’t change anything about this amazing tattoo! Or, sides maybe!