STAR WARS Tattoo Design Ideas and History
In May of 1977, George Lucas created a new and stylized space film series called Star Wars which was released by 20th Century Fox. Today, Star Wars remains to be one of the most popular world wide pop culture iconic film series in history. The Star Wars media franchise has grossed nearly four and a half billion dollars which includes earnings from the films, books, merchandise, television series and video games.
Star Wars features characters that take on the persona's of fantasy fiction archetypes such as princesses, witches, and knights and incorporates a strong presence of alien races, galaxies, planets and technology. Star Wars also encapsulates the traditional battleground between good and evil that takes place in the settings of space, distant galaxies, alien planets and star bases.
Star Wars, among it's many inspirations, inspires tattoo artists as well. A growing trend for tattoo designs and ideas are based on the Star Wars theme and characters. Listed below are some of the designs that are gaining in popularity.
This full back piece shown above features a large storm trooper in the center, Darth Vader, the Death Star, Tie Fighters, an AT-ST, Imperial Guards and Boba Fett surrounded by fire, spacial stars, planets and a marbled swirling canvas of purples and black.
This incredibly detailed arm tattoo in rich color and expression, features Yoda the Jedi Master harnessing the "force" and the robot, R2-D2.
This R2-D2 hand tattoo is without a doubt one of the most detailed pieces of art that has been created as a tribute to the Star Wars series.
This tattoo features General Grievous as an arm piece that is highlighted with rich and vibrant, almost neon colors and is seen holding a light saber poised for battle.
This leg tattoo that is featured on the backside of the lower leg portrays a Tuscan Raider which is known as a "Sand Person" that is known to be elusive and violent towards anything.
This tattoo features Princess Leia wearing a revealing slave outfit while she was held prisoner by Jabba the Hut which was in Episode VI, Return of the Jedi.
This tattoo of Chewbacca, Han Solo's counterpart is featured in a classic color tone of blacks and browns with detailed shading that gives a realistic look.
This Luke Skywalker tattoo has been given a creative twist by featuring a blue glowing light saber with a background of purple and black swirls that are accented with groupings of stars.
This Han Solo tattoo features strong shading, contrasting color and defining highlights that add to the expression on his face.
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