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Inked Wednesday #28 – Catbus, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, K-9, & More

Tattoos inspired by pop culture are commonplace. Obviously. Inked Wednesday wouldn’t exist without them. Pop culture isn’t just about books, comics, games, television, and films anymore though. It’s also about the Internet at large, including memes, characters, and viral images. Grumpy Cat and Doge tattoos exist, someone has a tattoo of the Left Shark from the Super Bowl halftime show, and most recently someone got #TheDress tattooed onto his leg:

@nickyork9000 did a thing on my leg

A photo posted by Daniel Howland (@danielhowland) on

Is it black and blue or white and gold? Daniel Howland told BuzzFeed he got the tattoo because “I keep up with all the social memes and hysteria and whatever, and this is the only one that I really couldn’t wrap my brain around. So I just decided to do it.”

None of the other tattoos in this week’s gallery are inspired by the Internet, but I’m sure I’ll come across more in the future. Keep scrolling to see ink from Guardians of the Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda, and more.

Man of Steel tattoo

Man of Steel symbol | Source: Debi Rellama

Have a tattoo inspired by pop culture? I’d love to feature it in a future Inked Wednesday. Share a link to pictures in the comments on send them to me on Twitter. Don’t forget to include the artist information!

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  1. Jacob says: by Jon Leathers at Electric Chair Tattoo in Flint, Michigan

  2. Misty says: – Originsl drawing by Flatbear, tatto by Billy @ Body Gallery, Sterling VA

  3. CJ says: SAO by AnnMarĂ© Grove @ That Tattoo Shop