1. Anime is cool now.
Anime has been rising in popularity in recent years with shows like Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Chainsaw Man getting record viewership even by those who don’t consider themselves fans of the genre. Currently, five out of the top ten episodes on the IMDb top 1000 episodes of all time are from anime. It’s crazy to think that just a decade ago kids were being bullied in school for even mentioning their fondness for anime. Times have changed, fortunately, and anime lovers can express their love for Japanese cartoons and other geeky affiliations freely.
2. It’s a great form of self-expression.
Tattoos themselves are forms of self-expression. Being able to put art on your body that reflects who you are as a person and the things you love, is awesome. As tattoos become less controversial in society, more and more people are open to getting them done. Whether you’re sporting a full sleeve or a few small patchwork pieces, being comfortable in your own skin and proud to be yourself is remarkable.
3. Artists love it.
Today, many of the tattoo artists themselves grew up in the age of gaming, anime, and nerd culture. From watching Dragon Ball Z and Star Wars to staying up all night playing The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario, the ability to turn their interests into art is every tattoo artist’s dream. As the niche of nerd tattoos grows, more anime tattoo artists are able to be themselves and produce top-quality artwork that they are proud of and passionate about.
4. They bring people together.
Anime tattoos are bringing people together. It’s no secret that anime tattoos are eye-catching. This can be an awesome thing if you’re looking to make friends with people who have the same interests as you! Tattoo conventions like Anime Ink Con and Video Game Tatts Con are some of the best at bringing the anime and nerd communities together.
Once you get tattoos, especially something considered odd or interesting, you will often get questions about them. Tattoos are great conversation starters, and a unique way to meet new people who have similar interests as yourself.
The anime niche is growing tremendously. Anime is so accessible now and it is finally getting the appreciation it deserves, and tattoos are becoming less and less controversial as time goes on. So what anime character are you getting tattooed? Book with one of our anime tattoo artists here or click the booking link at the top of the page!