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6th Oct '17 7:28:22 AM CyricZ
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* Kazuma Kiryu of the ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series has a full-back tattoo that's shown whenever he takes his shirt off for a final boss throwdown. Since most characters are part of the Yakuza, irezumi is pretty common.

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* Kazuma Kiryu of the The ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series naturally features many characters with ''irezumi'' back tattoos and some with sleeve tattoos. The series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, has a full-back tattoo of a silver dragon that's shown whenever he takes his shirt off for a final boss throwdown. Since most characters are part of the Yakuza, irezumi is pretty common.throwdown. [[BreakoutCharacter Fan-favorite]] Goro Majima has a Hannya mask on his back.
23rd Aug '17 3:20:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, El Diablo, and Harley Quinn in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse's adaptation of ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' are all heavily tattooed.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, El Diablo, and Harley Quinn in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse's adaptation of ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' are all heavily tattooed.
21st Aug '17 6:18:20 AM Mareon
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Volantis has an variant where slaves are given face-tattoos to identify them as such. Quite the MoodWhiplash when one sees them on the shows many prostitutes. There was also an Red Priestess with an such tattoo, implying quite the backstory.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Volantis has an variant where slaves are given face-tattoos to identify them as such. Quite the MoodWhiplash when one sees them on the shows many prostitutes. There was also an Red Priestess with an such an tattoo, implying quite the backstory.
21st Aug '17 2:51:08 AM Mareon
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Volantis has an variant where slaves are given face-tattoos to identify them as such. Quite the MoodWhiplash when one sees them on the shows many prostitutes. There was also an Red Priestess with an such tattoo, implying quite the backstory.
16th Jul '17 7:50:05 PM jormis29
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* The John Singleton "reboot' ''Film/{{Shaft 2000}}'' features a henchman with the imaginative name of Tattoo, whose distinctively tattooed hand proves to be a ChekhovsGun

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* The John Singleton Creator/JohnSingleton "reboot' ''Film/{{Shaft 2000}}'' features a henchman with the imaginative name of Tattoo, whose distinctively tattooed hand proves to be a ChekhovsGun
16th Jul '17 1:13:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/NipTuck'''s Escobar Gallardo, as well as almost everyone else portrayed by Robert Lasardo, who in RealLife has tattoos all over his arms, neck, and chest.

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* ''Series/NipTuck'''s ''Series/NipTuck'': Colombian drug kingpin Escobar Gallardo, Gallardo has extensive tattoos, as well as almost everyone else portrayed by Robert Lasardo, who in RealLife has tattoos all over his arms, neck, and chest.
16th Jul '17 1:13:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' found his biological father after he died, and noticed he had a prison tattoo, a spider web on the elbow.
** Also, the hitman for a Latino street gang has a large bicep tattoo of a heart, with blood drops under it, each representing one victim. Dexter observes him as he takes a new drop.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Dexter
found his biological father after he died, and noticed he had a prison tattoo, a spider web on the elbow.
** Also, the The hitman for a Latino street gang has a large bicep tattoo of a heart, with blood drops under it, each representing one victim. Dexter observes him as he takes a new drop.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the third Doctor (or at least his actor) had a snake tattoo on his arm, due to the actor having one. Because it first appeared on screen after he was exiled to Earth, {{Fanon}} and ExpandedUniverse says it was a prison tattoo.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The
third Doctor (or at least his actor) had a snake tattoo on his arm, due to the actor having one. Because it first appeared on screen after he was exiled to Earth, {{Fanon}} and ExpandedUniverse says it was a prison tattoo.



* Glen from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' got his first tattoo in juvenile detention, reading "[[GoshdangItToHeck Fudge The Police]]"
** In the same series, Earl's AxCrazy friend Donny Jones had a HeelFaithTurn while in prison [[spoiler: for a crime Earl committed]], and he got a tattoo of a crucifix on his chest, which he often consults with. [[TakeOurWordForIt He also got one of Moses parting the Red Sea on his butt]].

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'':
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Glen from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' got his first tattoo in juvenile detention, reading "[[GoshdangItToHeck Fudge The Police]]"
** In the same series, Earl's AxCrazy friend Donny Jones had a HeelFaithTurn while in prison [[spoiler: for a crime Earl committed]], and he got a tattoo of a crucifix on his chest, which he often consults with. [[TakeOurWordForIt He also got one of Moses parting the Red Sea on his butt]].



* On ''Series/{{Banshee}}'' crime kingpin Kai Proctor has a crucifix tattooed on his back. The Ukrainian mobsters tend to wear nice suits but you can still see some of their tattoos on their hands and necks. In contrast Lucas does not seem to have any tattoos even after spending 15 years in prison.

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* On ''Series/{{Banshee}}'' ''Series/{{Banshee}}'':
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crime kingpin Kai Proctor has a crucifix tattooed on his back. The Ukrainian mobsters tend to wear nice suits but you can still see some of their tattoos on their hands and necks. In contrast Lucas does not seem to have any tattoos even after spending 15 years in prison.
3rd Jun '17 6:22:18 PM OtisMurdoch
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* In many cultures at many points throughout the history of settled human civilization, from ancient times to the modern era, forced tattooing (as well as branding, scarring and disfigurement) was used to permanently mark a convicted criminal. This was typically reserved for certain crimes, though in some cases just doing time or getting arrested earned you a conspicuous mark of shame. Even if the criminal escaped custody, served their sentence fully or were exiled from a certain region, for the rest of their lives law enforcement would distrust them and law-abiding citizens would ostracize them. Some modern criminal cultures trace their tattoo traditions back to these practices, or at least claim to.
27th May '17 12:40:27 AM JohnnyHuang
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* [[BigBad Reika]] in ''{{VideoGame/FatalFrame}} III'' has deep blue tattoos all over her body, which ensures that there's not much naughty detail to see despite [[FullFrontalAssault being topless]] while adding to her terrifying presence.

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* [[BigBad Reika]] Reika the Tattooed Priestess]] in ''{{VideoGame/FatalFrame}} III'' has deep blue tattoos all over her body, which ensures that there's not much naughty detail to see despite [[FullFrontalAssault being topless]] while adding to her terrifying presence.presence. In the selfsame game, those who are claimed by the Tattooed Curse and become hostile ghosts will have tattoos all over as well.
15th May '17 6:31:01 PM JohnnyHuang
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* [[BigBad Reika]] in ''{{VideoGame/FatalFrame}} III'' has deep blue tattoos all over her body, which ensures that there's not much naughty detail to see despite [[FullFrontalAssault being topless]] while adding to her terrifying presence.
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