Intricate world-building and incredible animation characterize the Netflix series Arcane. Almost immediately following the release of the first season, the beautiful world painted by the stylized animation connected with audiences enough that we’re starting to see a variety of Arcane tattoos pop up online.
The story follows two sisters from opposing sides of a dystopian conflict. From class warfare to foreign technology, the artists behind the series created a style of their own. Only 9 episodes into Vi and Jinx’s saga and fans have already started adding Arcane’s artwork to their personal collection.
1. Vi Portrait Tattoo
This black and white portrait ventures toward realism and away from the anime style of the show. The look of the character and dark shading give it a brooding feel.
2. Vi Sketch Tattoo
Using wide set hatch marks to shade the character’s features gives this tattoo a make-shift energy, very fitting for the show.
3. Complimentary Color Jinx Tattoo
Copying the animation style of the show perfectly, this tattoo cleverly uses orange to contrast her signature blue hair. Complimentary colors can liven up a design without overloading it with color.
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4. Splatter Jinx Tattoo
What makes this tattoo interesting are the splatters of ink used instead of traditional shading. Different types of marks are an easy way to use form to create a feeling, in this case bringing the energy of Arcane to the tattoo.
This style is pretty to the ever-popular trash polka tattoo style, so be sure to check that out if you’re into this dynamic look.
5. Circle Tattoo
A simple way to reference Arcane is by minimalist designs like this one. The best part of subtle symbols is that only real fans will recognize the reference.
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6. Pink Eye Tattoo
Allowing a character, or shape, to break a rectangular frame is a great way to play with space and create unique shapes to go anywhere on the body.
7. Manic Arcane Tattoo
This tattoo is hyper-stylized, giving a wild and fun energy. The hint of pink smeared out of the character’s eyes add to the frenzied look on her face.
8. Arcane Butterfly Tattoo
Another unmistakable reference to Arcane’s amazing animation, this butterfly is a great way to reference the show without getting a character’s portrait tattooed.
9. Jinx and Vi’s Eyes Tattoo
This tattoo feels like a storyboard sketch straight out of an anime creators notes.
10. Playful Arcane Tattoo
The bright colors and gesture of the character combine to show a lighthearted side to one of the show’s main characters.
11. Melancholy Vi Tattoo
With any character tattoo, it’s important to choose a facial expression and gesture that conveys the feeling you want. This is a reflective portrait of Vi, and an excellent piece to place on the forearm.
12. Dark Eye Arcane Tattoo
High contrast and delicate stippling create an elevated interpretation of Arcane. The artist uses simplicity to give the feeling of minimalism while including a lot of detail.