The exhilarating shoot-em-up “Fallout” rocked the gaming community with its incredible graphics, engaging plot, and old school music. Perhaps the most memorable character to come out of this franchise was the game’s chipper mascot, Vault Boy.
Humorously depicted as care-free and neatly combed in spite of nuclear fallout, Vault Boy is recognizable in and out of the gaming community.
With the tremendous success of the “Fallout” video games, Vault Boy has been popping up everywhere; in flyers, posters, game store windows, even soda bottles. This cheerful, winking mascot guides the player throughout the games and is often seen on billboards and signs in the game itself.
Vault Boy is a clear choice for fans of the videogames, as he is perhaps the only character in the franchise who is most likely to be recognized by those who are not active in the gamer community. Vault Boy is ingeniously designed in his simplicity, his most recognizable features being his confident “thumbs up,” perky wink, and coiffed blonde hair. Vault Boy would make an excellent tattoo done in vibrant color, which further ensures his character is recognizable.
Vault Boy continues to be a popular choice among both avid fans of the videogame as well as those who are interested in the imaginative world of “Fallout” or feel a connection to the subjects the video game deals with. Not too distant from the reality of the 1950s, “Fallout” deals with very real fears and possibilities of that time period.
Sure to be admired for his comical presence in the videogame, and the period in history he represents, Vault Boy has become a popular subject for tattoos in recent years.