Having just celebrated its 20th birthday, the Crash Bandicoot video game phenomenon has staked its place in the gamer hall of fame.
The adventures of Crash and his crew on Wumpa Island were more than just the stuff of childhood nostalgia, but arguably the gateway into gaming culture for many.
The video game and subsequent genre extensions make for some truly brilliant tattoo art, with an infectious spirit and energy sure to transfer well onto the skin. From the namesake Crash to Neo Cortex, as well as the Tiki-inspired Aku Aku, there’s no limit to the ways you can show your Crash devotion.
For history lovers, the birth of Crash is a story worth mentioning. Developed for Playstation as a mascot to rival Sony’s Sonic The Hedgehog and Nintendo’s Mario, Crash Bandicoot was created as a satirical–albeit fun loving–counterpart to more dramatic video game icons.
With his bright orange hair and variety of expressions, it’s no small wonder that Crash gives other video game inspired tattoo designs a run for their money. Combined with the character’s famed ability to smash through necessary “boxes” or obstacles, this is a tattoo intended for a man of equal vigor and talent, to say nothing of his nostalgic devotion to one of the earliest gaming superstars.