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Video games changed the world. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the video game boom hit towns worldwide with now iconic arcade games such as "Space Invaders," "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong." These games were the blueprint for video games around the world and helped to create the multi-billion dollar industry we have today.

Although there are more innovative and hi-tech games today, we still have an appreciation for the games that came before. Take a look at some of our favorite tattoo homages to the classic video games, then let us know your favorite game from this list in the comments section on social media.


Debut: 1984

Created By: Alexey Pajitnov

Country of Origin: Russia


Debut: 1980

Created By: Toru Iwatani

Country of Origin: Japan

Donkey Kong

Debut: 1981

Created By: Shigeru Miyamoto

Country of Origin: Japan

Space Invaders

Debut: 1978

Created By: Tomohiro Nishikado

Country of Origin: Japan

Street Fighter

Debut: 1987

Created By: Takashi Nishiyama

Country of Origin: Japan

Mortal Kombat

Debut: 1987

Created By: Ed Boon and John Tobias

Country of Origin: USA

Mario Bros.

Debut: 1983

Created By: Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi

Country of Origin: Japan

Sonic the Hedgehog

Debut: 1991

Created By: Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima

Country of Origin: Japan