Tattooing the Marvel Cinematic Universe

No, we haven’t given Tony Stark a tramp stamp (but if Robert Downy Jr wants one, we’ll happily do it).


Disney/Marvel, with the MCU, have done something that no other film franchise have managed. It’s managed to tie 19 films (and several TV series of varying quality) and hundreds of characters into one massive, coherent universe that has all come together with the release of Avengers: Infinity War last week. With many other films planned, it’s showing no signs of stopping. Infinity War is set to break all of the box office records and it’s well deserved. The film is breathtaking.

I’m not here to review the film or get into any spoilers but if you haven’t already seen Infinity War, but have watched some of the MCU films, get to the cinema and get it watched before someone spoils it for you. It’s a spectacle to behold. It’s worthwhile watching the first Avengers film, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, the 2 Guardians of the Galaxy films, and Thor: Ragnorok beforehand though. It’s a big film with a lot of characters and it takes no time to go into their backstories. Ideally, you would want to watch them all first… but I tried to slim down the time needed to get to the big one.

Over the years, our artists have tattooed many MCU characters on many of our clients. The requests for new MCU tattoos come in all the time. These characters have touched people’s hearts in a way that’s only rivaled by the Star Wars franchise.

Here’s a few examples of some of the pieces done by Alex and Laura over the years. Details on how Alex did some of his bigger Marvel pieces can be seen in our previous blog here.