Considered to be one of the superior examples of the art of gaming, Metal Gear’s roots are founded in themes of artificial intelligence, environmentalism, censorship, war, and genetic engineering, all set against a cinematic backdrop.
The namesake bipedal tank is truly a force to be reckoned with, and each incarnation presents a new feat of brainpower and dexterity on behalf of the player.
With an unforgettable cast of characters including Solid Snake, Raiden, Big Boss, and the twelve Patriots, there’s no shortage of Metal Gear inspiration to commit to iconic tattoo art. It may be a challenge selecting just one protagonist or scenario to transfer into ink, hence the breathtaking sleeve art and full back-and-shoulder designs seen on many fans of the series.
With its interwoven themes, complex strategies, and extensive character history, Metal Gear is not your typical casual afternoon video game and thus, not a tattoo for any “typical” guy. This is a game that requires a skill set few members of its genre ask of their players. And given the time and talent such a tattoo demands, it’s safe to say that only the worthiest of gamers and ink enthusiasts alike need apply.