For Star Wars fans, Darth Maul is not a good guy. From the start, his story was anything but promising and his rise to power was not enjoyable for those who consistently cheer for the good guy.
Even for those with a soft spot for villains, Darth Maul is still the enemy and most would agree that that is quite alright.
However, those who think outside the box, like tattoo artists and those who appreciate art, view Darth Maul’s story as being deeper than how it is portrayed and can even relate to him to some extent.
Believed to be the rightful emperor of the galaxy, Darth Maul experienced many trials. From being exiled, losing every battle imaginable, and surviving the unthinkable, this villain refused to give up. His thirst for revenge was unquenchable and the rejection he experienced his entire life only fueled his fire. For Darth Maul fans who get a tattoo of his infamous mug, his journey means something to them.
Darth Maul’s quest for victory symbolizes hope and the turbulence associated with the emotion. Too often, people struggle and are robbed of what should, in a sense, be their own. Maul represents an entire class of people who are misunderstood, let down, and conditioned to be something they may not really be. Seen as a symbol of hope, victory, perseverance, and justified revenge, Darth Maul tattoos are for the fans who will admit that they sometimes cheer for the bad guy.