A while ago .. a long while ago I posted a blog about Gaming Tattoos and in part how negatively they are perseived by society. I recieved a massive amount of positive feedback from peeps about how tattoos should be a personal thing, and screw anyone who says that games are not worthy of being tattood. Basically the sentiment that no one can tell you what is worth getting perminantly marked on your body - it’s yours, and personal to you.
In that blog I spoke of gaming tattoos I have planned, largely of getting an eevee tatt but am still unsure on exact design and positioning. It is definitely something that will happen, but in the mean time I finally got my first ink, and it relates to another favourite game of mine.
Vampire The Masquerade : Bloodlines is a game you’ve all heard me gush about on perhaps far too many occassions. I even made Rib play it, and she liked it so much she reviewed it here. It’s a cult classic, the general consensus is it’s an amazing game - and it’s always rang fairly strongly in my heart.
For those who haven’t played it or just don’t know, Bloodlines is based in White Wolf’s World of Darkness - which is a table top game akin to the likes of Dungeons and Dragons. This means that there’s a whole lot of lore around this game, and as it’s just a computer game it really can only go so deep in to it all. To give you a basic run down though there are various clans of vampire, each carrying their own curse. They only manage to include a few in the video game and the two who I could really relate to were the Toreador and the Malkavian.
The Toreador are a bit self indulgent if I’m honest. They’re usually beautiful, but that’s not really the point. Their curse is in their obsession with beauty, they’re the artists, the ones that can’t harm a sensitive soul, the ones who’ll get themselves killed not being able to look away from the beauty of a sunrise.
Now the Malkavian are my preferred way to play the game. They’re insane, absolutely bat shit crazy, and it makes for some of the most in game moments I’ve ever had. All of your dialogue is different than how any other character you might chose speaks, and your power is to make your enemies experience your insanity. You also gain some perception through this insanity, like looking through a broken mirror out in to the world. Hence the clan’s logo is a broken looking glass.
I’d been toying with the idea of doing a mashup of these clans symbols for a while. A broken mirror reflecting a rose, broken glass in the shape of a rose etc. It wasn’t until I came upon the idea of the rose sort of shattering the mirror that I made a design I was happy with, and now I have a tattoo.
All of these pics and a couple more can be found on my instagram
So this is the first in what will probably be a fair few of gaming tattoos that will become a part of my body - what games tattoos do you guys have or are planning to get?
~ muse shake