Gotta Catch Em All: 15 Pokemon Tattoo Designs

Pokemon is not just a video game, it is a global phenomenon that has captured the hearts and imaginations of kids of all ages in all countries. While the monsters featured on Pokemon may live inside of video games, computers and cartoons, some people have imagined what life would be like if they really existed. While it is not possible to actually breed a Pikachu, a small rodent that conducts electrical currents to stun enemies, it is possible to get Pokemon tattoo designs on your skin to make you feel more connected to the little pocket monsters.

These Pokemon tattoo designs range from images you actually see in the game, to 8-bit characterizations of the characters, to extremely farfetched ideas that stretch the imagination. If you are thinking about getting a Pokemon tattoo, it is easy to find an artist capable of reproducing these designs because the drawings are all very simple. Make sure to bring in an example of exactly what you want before you get a tattoo, and use one of these 15 pieces of ink for inspiration.

8-bit Charmander

The Charmander is one of the first Pokemon you receive in the game and holds a special place in the hearts of all who have played. This 8-bit interpretation of the fire-breathing lizard perfectly represents the early days of the Pokemon franchise.

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8-bit Charmander

Surfing Pikachu

Pikachu is one of the most celebrated and popular Pokemon and tattoos of him are all over the place. This cool tattoo design is inspired by the Saturday morning cartoon show and shows him riding the waves with style and precision.

Surfing Pikachu
Surfing Pikachu

Haunter Foot Tattoo

Check out this creepy foot tattoo of the ghost-inspired Pokemon known as Haunter. The purple textures, accompanied by the scary fangs and sharp edges, make this character one of the most feared in the game.

Haunter Foot Tattoo
Haunter Foot Tattoo

Gyrados Forearm Tattoo

Gyrados is one of the most powerful Pokemon in the game and is said to be over 25 feet long. This cool forearm tattoo demonstrates the size of the beast as well as its mesmerizing looks.

Gyrados
Gyrados Forearm Tattoo

Charizard Tribal Tattoo

Here is a tribal tattoo design of Charizard, the evolved version of Charmander. This is a great tattoo idea if you want to get a Pokemon on your body, but want it to double as a cool design as well.

Charizard
Charizard Tribal Tattoo

Magnemite and Magneton

This is another Pokemon tattoo design that doesn’t actually look like a Pokemon. These are robot Pokemon that join together to create a more powerful entity and can be hidden from people who may disapprove of your obsession.

Magnemite and Magneton
Magnemite and Magneton

Pokemon Collage Back Tattoo

Can’t decide on getting a single Pokemon tattoo design? Get a collage of all of your favorites instead. There are hundreds to choose from and they all have a similar, cartoonish design that makes them interchangeable for collages.

Pokemon Collage
Pokemon Collage Back Tattoo

Eevee Foot Tattoo

Eevee is a rare Pokemon that can transform into several different types, including electric, water and fire. This tattoo design shows all three incarnations of the fox-inspired creature.

Eevee Foot Tattoo
Eevee Foot Tattoo

Eevee Dark Side of the Moon Tattoo

Another Eevee tattoo, this awesome design combines Pokemon with Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album.

Eevee Dark Side of the Moon
Eevee Dark Side of the Moon Tattoo

Classic Pokeball Tattoo

If you can’t decided between which Pokemon to get tattooed on yourself, just get the iconic Pokeball instead. All Pokemon, save for a select few are stored in these contraptions before they go out to battle each other.

Classic Pokeball
Classic Pokeball Tattoo

8-bit Pikachu and Ash

If you are familiar with the original Game Boy version of Pokemon, you’ll appreciate these tattoos of trainer Ash and his faithful Pikachu, as seen in the game itself.

8-bit Pikachu and Ash
8-bit Pikachu and Ash

Snorlax Buddha

While some people may consider Pokemon a religion, this tattoo takes it a step further. Snorlax, a Pokemon portrayed as a huge, slumbering creature, is now a religious symbol tattoo inspired by Buddha statues.

Snorlax
Snorlax Buddha

Psyduck Foot Tattoo

Psyduck is a head case of a Pokemon and this cool foot tattoo shows him grabbing his head in pain with several confusion marks and symbols floating above his head.

Psyduck
Psyduck Foot Tattoo

Starter Pokemon Arm Tattoo

Along with the Charmander, players get to start the game with the water based Squirtle or the plant based Bulbasaur Pokemon. This cool arm tattoo shows all three in a fitting collage together.

Starter Pokemon
Starter Pokemon Arm Tattoo

Geodude Finger Tattoo

While this may not be an actual Pokemon tattoo design, it still counts on this list because of how weird it is. Geodude is a rock based Pokemon, but you would never know anything about it from this weird knuckle tattoo that doesn’t even incorporate one of the fingers.

Geodude
Geodude Finger Tattoo

The world of Pokemon keeps on growing with each and every new incarnation of the game. If you do not like a certain one enough for a tattoo, stick around a couple of years and the creators of the game will probably design one that you can relate and identify with.

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