Star Wars fans are known to be quite vehement about their love for the franchise. Sometimes this leads to them berating folks on the internet in a not so polite manner over minutiae from the galaxy far, far away. But it's May the Fourth, so we're not going to focus on the negative today, we're going to be looking at how delightful unbridled passion can be.
Many times in the past we've shown off the many impressive tattoo tributes to George Lucas' greatest achievement fans have gotten. This in and of itself isn't very impressive. Pretty much every fanbase gets excited and tattooed. While we have seen thousands of Harry Potter, anime and Spider-man tattoos, they all tend to be faithful and serious renditions of the fandom. Star Wars fans, on the other hand, tend to get a little weird with things.
It makes sense when you think about it. Sure, it may feel like we're inundated by everything Star Wars these days, but that's not always been the case. Up until the late '90s there was roughly only 400 minutes worth of Star Wars to watch. [Editor's Note: I'm including Episodes IV, V and VI and rounding up with 12 minutes of the Holiday Special attached because I'm a sicko] Only so many people are going to want the old standards like Han Solo posing with a blaster, Princess Leia chained up next to Jabba or Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader dueling on Bespin. If you're looking to get a Star Wars tattoo that doesn't look like every other Star Wars tattoo you're going to have to be thinking outside the box.
When I started writing this article looking for odd Star Wars tattoos I thought I'd find a couple, like that one of Baby Yoda (real name: Grogu) sipping on a White Claw. I very quickly learned that there are an abundance of hilarious Star Wars tattoos. You want Darth Maul as Biggie Smalls, two kings who were killed well before their time? We got you. Have you ever thought it might be cool if a duck enrolled in the academy and became a Jedi? We've got that too. And if you're the type of person who enjoys cultural matchups, we've got those up the wazoo.
In the gallery below you'll find some of the most creative Star Wars tattoos we've ever seen. You really have to tip your hat to both the artist and the person wearing the tattoo for coming up with original concepts out of well known source material. Imagine how much better the Star Wars universe would be if JJ Abrams had that skill? [Editor's Note: Yeah, I know I said no negativity, but I needed to get in at least one shot. Like Han.]
May the Force be with you, and also with these goofy Star Wars tattoos.