Tattoos in video games are tricky. When done right, they add an extra layer of immersion to a game world. When done wrong, they can feel jarringly out of sync with either the game’s art style or the tattooed character in question. Tattoos are powerful visual markers that can help tell stories and build worlds, which is why they can be especially powerful in video games.

Recent advances in both game development technology and platform processing power allow tattoos to be more detailed and realistic than ever. That’s a huge part of the reason why games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 have such beautiful, intricate, and realistic ink. But it’s not just improved visuals that make a good game tattoo. 

By Harmony