Whether you played ’80s arcade games or a Nintendo Wii, chances are, you’re familiar with Donkey Kong. The mouthy animated gorilla has evolved over the years, inspiring a series of wildly popular games and spawning an entire family of Kongs.
A Donkey Kong tattoo is the mark of a game enthusiast and an unconventional hero.
Choose your fighter: an early 8-bit version of Donkey Kong, or the current Kong in all his cartoonish glory. Both are attention-grabbing ink designs that will cheer you up when you’re down and bring smiles to people’s faces. Donkey Kong’s oversized grin and red and yellow tie would certainly stand out. And he has many grandstanding action poses that are perfect for men’s arms or chests. If you want a tough guy tattoo that’s not too serious, why not a monkey who throws flaming barrels?
A Donkey Kong tattoo represents gamer tradition. A clever nod to King Kong, the mischievous gorilla has appeared on the side of a monster truck. In fact, the original Donkey Kong game was so successful, it became the focus of a documentary.
Donkey Kong is a beloved character because he’s burly yet undeniably goofy. Whether he’s the villain or the hero of his game, he lights up the screen. Donkey Kong tattoo designs are for men who haven’t lost their childlike spirit, but are undeniably boss.