Which Way to the Peach

This is a Mario piece that I did for Game Paused - - An artist book collective that focuses on classic Nintendo characters from a bygone era. I wanted to make a Mario persona that was modernized, characterizing him more as a punk figure. I'm a huge classic gaming fan and supporter of the tattoo community, so it was a dream to combine both worlds. As you can see, he's covered in tattoos of his fallen victims (Goombas, Bullet Bills, and such) and his brothers in arms, aside from Luigi of course (Yoshi and power ups of various sorts).