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3rd Jan '18 12:35:45 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' has these as it's about Yakuza themselves. For an example: Kiryu Kazuma has a tattoo of a dragon on his back, Akira Nishikiyama has a tattoo of a koi fish, and Goro Majima has a hannya on his. All three tattoos have meaning to the story of the man: Kiryu is "the Dragon of Dojima" and is as strong and powerful as a dragon but as wise as one too; Nishikiyama's [[LegendaryCarp koi fish]] calls to mind the koi fish swimming up a waterfall to become a dragon as Nishikiyama fights to become as powerful as he can; Majima's tattoo of a hannya (a female demon in Noh theater) shows that he's dangerous but also tormented inside as he can and will kill people who gets on his bad side and puts up a dangerous fight but beneath he's deep thinking and morally conscious, using his "Mad Dog of of the Shimano Family" to deal with his harsh life as a Yakuza and the loss that comes with it.
31st Dec '17 10:25:23 PM Sharysa
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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Filipino nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god" for the ancient Tagalog tribe: Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. It's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] However, the less-savory meaning of tattoos is doubled up with {{Profiling}}, as Haik's tattoos combined with [[ButNotTooBlack his dark skin]] frequently make people THINK he's a criminal. It's revealed through PensieveFlashbacks that he was once ''covered'' in upper-body and facial tattoos, and in the present-day, the lower-body Samoan pe'a and a modern-day sleeve reappear on his skin. When Mirasol asks what happened to make his tattoos vanish, he says he had to [[RuleOfSymbolism "take them off"]] after the Spanish started [[DeathOfTheOldGods converting the Philippines to Christianity.]]

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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Filipino nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god" for the ancient Tagalog tribe: Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. It's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] However, the less-savory meaning of tattoos is doubled up with {{Profiling}}, as Haik's tattoos combined with [[ButNotTooBlack his dark skin]] frequently make people THINK he's a criminal. It's revealed through PensieveFlashbacks {{Pensieve Flashback}}s that he was once ''covered'' in upper-body and facial tattoos, and in the present-day, the lower-body Samoan pe'a and a modern-day sleeve reappear on his skin. When Mirasol asks what happened to make his tattoos vanish, he says he had to [[RuleOfSymbolism "take them off"]] after the Spanish started [[DeathOfTheOldGods converting the Philippines to Christianity.]]
31st Dec '17 10:24:49 PM Sharysa
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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Filipino nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god" for the ancient Tagalog tribe: Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. It's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] However, the less-savory meaning of tattoos being for criminals is doubled up with {{Profiling}}, as Haik's tattoos combined with [[ButNotTooBlack his dark skin]] frequently make people THINK he's a criminal.

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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Filipino nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god" for the ancient Tagalog tribe: Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. It's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] However, the less-savory meaning of tattoos being for criminals is doubled up with {{Profiling}}, as Haik's tattoos combined with [[ButNotTooBlack his dark skin]] frequently make people THINK he's a criminal.criminal. It's revealed through PensieveFlashbacks that he was once ''covered'' in upper-body and facial tattoos, and in the present-day, the lower-body Samoan pe'a and a modern-day sleeve reappear on his skin. When Mirasol asks what happened to make his tattoos vanish, he says he had to [[RuleOfSymbolism "take them off"]] after the Spanish started [[DeathOfTheOldGods converting the Philippines to Christianity.]]
22nd Dec '17 1:54:56 PM erforce
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* This shows up repeatedly in the ComicBook/XMen titles:

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* This shows up repeatedly in the ComicBook/XMen ''ComicBook/XMen'' titles:



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17th Oct '17 6:17:12 PM Sharysa
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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Tagalog nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god": Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. However, it's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] Haik himself is a prime example of GoodIsNotSoft, as he's constantly shown as sweet and gentle with the Fil-American Mirasol, but in the [[ReincarnationRomance newly-colonized Philippines]] where [[ImperiledInPregnancy the heavily-pregnant Mirasol got shot by her Spanish employer,]] Haik [[BerserkButton turned into a saltwater crocodile]] and [[PrimalFear ATE him.]]

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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Tagalog Filipino nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god": "crocodile-god" for the ancient Tagalog tribe: Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. However, it's It's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] Haik himself However, the less-savory meaning of tattoos being for criminals is a prime example of GoodIsNotSoft, doubled up with {{Profiling}}, as Haik's tattoos combined with [[ButNotTooBlack his dark skin]] frequently make people THINK he's constantly shown as sweet and gentle with the Fil-American Mirasol, but in the [[ReincarnationRomance newly-colonized Philippines]] where [[ImperiledInPregnancy the heavily-pregnant Mirasol got shot by her Spanish employer,]] Haik [[BerserkButton turned into a saltwater crocodile]] and [[PrimalFear ATE him.]]criminal.
17th Oct '17 6:12:31 PM Sharysa
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* Haik in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' has extensive cultural tattoos to reflect his pre-colonial Tagalog nature (which shares many traits with Polynesian tattoos), with a bonus of being [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile-themed]] as he is the titular "crocodile-god": Zigzagging ridged tattoos on his back and a sleeve-tattoo of crocodile scales from his shoulder to his wrist. However, it's repeatedly stated that [[DarkIsNotEvil crocodiles were not BAD symbols]] in native Tagalog mythology--rather, they thought [[DinosaursAreDragons crocodiles were dragons.]] Haik himself is a prime example of GoodIsNotSoft, as he's constantly shown as sweet and gentle with the Fil-American Mirasol, but in the [[ReincarnationRomance newly-colonized Philippines]] where [[ImperiledInPregnancy the heavily-pregnant Mirasol got shot by her Spanish employer,]] Haik [[BerserkButton turned into a saltwater crocodile]] and [[PrimalFear ATE him.]]
4th Oct '17 9:25:00 PM TheWanderer
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* Head/Face: Depending on size and the precise location it generally suggests a careful admission of who they are, as the face is the most visible part of the body. The bigger the tattoo and the closer to the center of the face, the more ruthless the character tends to be. The smaller it is and the more hidden away (behind the ear, for example) it may indicate HiddenDepths. A lot of gangbangers in fiction have a tear on their face near their eye.

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* Head/Face: Depending on size and the precise location it generally suggests a careful admission of who they are, as the face is the most visible part of the body. The bigger the tattoo and the closer to the center of the face, the more ruthless the character tends to be. The smaller it is and the more hidden away (behind the ear, for example) it may indicate HiddenDepths. A lot of gangbangers in fiction have a tear on their face near their eye.eye, which in real life has various meanings, including have killed someone, having served time in prison, or a gesture of mourning for a dead friend/loved one.
15th Jul '17 1:03:32 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/XMen1'', Magneto bears a [[WorldWarII concentration camp]] tattoo from his [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood]], giving some insight as to how he decided that mutants and nonmutants would never be able to live side-by-side.

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** In ''Film/XMen1'', Magneto bears a [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII concentration camp]] tattoo from his [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood]], giving some insight as to how he decided that mutants and nonmutants would never be able to live side-by-side.
8th Jul '17 8:27:38 PM Montanto
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* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}'', Circle Band guitarist, [[HuskyRusskie Fedya's]] right arm is covered with stars, He has a Russian two-headed eagle on his left upper arm and a large Orthodox cross on his chest with the Circle Band's [[IconicLogo logo]] over his heart. While it hasn't been shown, apparently he has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his back. [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/12052012/ (with a halo that looks like a rifle sight.)]]
9th May '17 4:29:21 PM kegisak
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* Taurau Tangaroa in ''Literature/Birthright2017'' has extensive tattoos covering his chest, torso, shoulders and arms. They're of the cultural/religious variety, depicting various symbols and faces. He explicitly keeps his torso tattoos uncovered, as it's mentioned that they're sacred and should never be hidden in any way.
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