Let’s admit it, in one way or another, we all have some kind of guilty pleasures, even anime characters. Yes, anime characters can give us an exciting feeling of getting invested in them, absorbed by their personality or even by their looks. So, let’s stick to the basics, who among you here had enjoyed an anime because you think the characters you’d been attracted to them physically, or even more?
On my end, I did have some kind of infatuation with anime characters that have tattoos. Yes, you had read it right, for some societal concept, that looks rigid and weird but now, tattoos are more than just a fashion statement or an expression of a sense of identity. Some anime characters have tattoos for no reason, just shallow reasons, or it has been proof of their existence.
In this post, I would like to share my list of anime guys with tattoos, not just hot (hawwwt) or handsome, but they are characters that come from different stories, varying worlds, and personalities yet I still find their existence cool, and one of the reasons for that is the inked that they had on their bodies, whether it’s just minimal, or one that engulfed them from head to toe. (Trivia: I am a gay guy who’s attracted to men with full-body tattoos xD).
I’ll start this list with my favorite anime boys with tattoos and I’ll give a short comment about them. Although, I will include the names of the other characters and the anime they came from to complete the entire list after that.
Hot Male Anime Characters with Tattoos
This list is in no particular order, I put it randomly. ^^
Renji Abarai (Bleach)
Not a huge fan of this guy but I think his tattoo looks great and further adds some charm to his personality.
Yo Hinomura (Crying Freeman)
Alright, he’s an assassin and a hot one, I think I’ll marry him. Kidding aside, Yo Hinomura’s full-body tattoo is a piece of art, a temple if I must say.
Koujaku (Dramatical Murder)
This series is so gay and yeah, one of the hottest characters from the series is this guy who loves to flaunt how hot he is.
Ken Ryuuguji (Tokyo Revengers)
The reason why I ended up updating this list of anime guys with tattoos is because of Draken from Tokyo Revengers. I like his tattoo no matter how simple it may look, I like his personality too.
Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
He’s handsome, he’s hot, he’s a cinnamon roll, and he’ll make some of the popular anime heartthrobs a run for their money, albeit I think he won’t bother.
Ryomen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)
His body is a temple and while the thought of devouring his fingers is disgusting, can we all appreciate that so many fangirls out there will go head over heels for this tattooed curse?
Tatsu (The Way of the Househusband)
Of course, a list of tattooed anime boys is not complete with mafia people. Next on our list is Tatsu from Netflix’s The Way of the Househusband. I love the animation, I love the story and how hilarious it is, I love the tattoos too. Believe it or not, looking at Yakuza’s tattooed body had never been this spectacular.
Vulcan Joseph (Fire Force)
Please forgive my gay spirit, but Vulcan Joseph can be anyone’s husband I think. I like his personality during his stint from Fire Force and that signature tattoo of him makes him even hotter. And yes, I’ve been shipping him with Obi as one of Fire Force gay fan service. xD
Kojiro Nanjo aka JOE (Sk8 the Infinity)
Boastful, hilarious, and hot. JOE from the recently concluded Sk8 the Infinity which was our best sports anime of the winter 2021 lineup is next on our list. You decide by looking at him, but he’s hot and I want him to be together with Kaoru (Cherry Blossom).
Hua Cheng (Heaven Official’s Blessing)
A tattooed character from a Chinese anime, Hua Cheng is the hot protagonist from Heaven Official’s Blessing, he is a high-ranking ghost that can steal your heart nonchalantly.
Kaikoku Onigasaki (The Ones Within)
It’s my favorite character from The Ones Within, that tattoo of him further adds to his charm, as if I’m not in love with him already and his cute relationship with Zak.
Urek Mazino (Tower of God)
Alright, he didn’t appear in the anime adaptation of Tower of God yet, but I just want to mention Urek Mazino here and his sexy tattooed back.
Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
I can place many characters from Fairy Tail in this list of tattooed anime boys. However, there’s just plenty to mention and Gray is simply the one that sits atop my list from the series. While I want to see him have a full-body tattoo, I think I’ll settle with that Fairy Tail insignia on his chest.
Caster Gilgamesh (FGO Babylonia)
It’s my favorite version of Gilgamesh from the Fate series.
Kaoru Hanayama (Baki)
If I’ll just have to worship a tattoo as an art, Kaoru Hanayama from Baki probably had one of the best out there. I like beefcakes, whether it’s tattoo worship or muscle worship, Kaoru had it and that yakuza’s back is a gorgeous sight to see (at least for me).
Alviss (Marchen Awaken Romance)
His tattoo is more like a curse, but I think it suits him perfectly, at least for his character design.
Kamina (Gurren Lagann)
A character that had been a personal favorite of mine for so long. Now, those lines of tattoos surrounding his body look great and evenly match his good physique.
Hisagi Shuhei (Bleach)
Here’s another anime character with a tattoo that I want to marry. This guy is a cinnamon roll for me, and that simple ink he had on his face makes him even sexier than anyone else from the series.
Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)
Just like Fairy Tail, many characters from the series had tattoos, or more like insignia or seal. Ban also sits atop of my list so I’ll only include him here and for another reason, he’s a fine anime character.
Trafalgar Law (One Piece)
I know that a lot of characters from One Piece have tattoos, but I’ll just mention Trafalgar Law here, together with two more characters in the list below: Marco & Katakuri).
Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter x Hunter)
The members of Phantom Troupe from Hunter x Hunter also have their own seal, if Hisoka’s been real, then he might have topped my favorite tattooed character from the series, however, I have to admit he still had those joker vibe inks he had in his face. Nevertheless, it all comes down to Chrollo Lucilfer for me, albeit I think I also had to mention Feitan.
Uta (Tokyo Ghoul)
All hail the most handsome and enigmatic ghoul out there. This guy is just my favorite and he’s so mysterious that sometimes, you don’t even know that he stole and devoured your heart.
Hatake Kakashi (Naruto)
This list is not complete without my favorite ninja from Naruto animeverse. Hatake Kakashi and his ink deserve a spot here and we all know for many reasons how hot this anime character is.
Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)
Hot, fierce, and amusing to be with, Ace from One Piece is literally the anime character with a tattoo that can set your heart on fire. Our typical generic shounen design.
Kiyomasa Senji (Deadman Wonderland)
What makes a guy badass? Tattoos are often one of the attributes of the so-called bad boys. But yeah, Kiyomasa Senji from the anime Deadman Wonderland is a sure badass, and a hot lad with a tattoo to show.
Scar (Full Metal Alchemist)
Upon looking at Scar’s tattoo, there’s no doubt that it’s like one of those pieces of art that holds some meaning other than just being for show. I think the lines and symbols look ambiguous and mysterious, further adding another level of charisma to his character.
Dino Cavallone (Hitman Reborn)
I am ending my list of favorite tattooed anime boys with this lad from Hitman Reborn.
Meanwhile, I have here some more anime guys with tattoos from different series as follows:
- Nicolas Brown (Gangsta)
- Darui (Naruto Shippuden)
- Renshou Sorinozuka (Inu x Boku Secret Service)
- Diablo (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
- Marco (One Piece)
- Juugo (Nanbaka)
- Katakuri Charlotte) (One Piece)
- Stephen Starphase (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
- Takao Kawafuji (Barakamon)
- Hamrio Musica (Rave Master)
- Jenos Hazard (Black Cat)
- Carrion (Tensura)
- Yamato Higa (Amai Choubatsu Watashi wa Kanshu Senyou Pet)
- Ookurikara (Katsugeki Touken Ranbu)
- Tonbokiri (Katsugeki Touken Ranbu)
- Kyouichi Ozaki (Ikebukuru West Gate Park)
- Larcade (Fairy Tail)
- Lancer Leonidas (FGO Babylonia)
- Siam (Canaan)
- Housen Ryofu (Shuumatsu no Valkyrie)
- Jaill Wolfert (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor)
- Rosso (100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams)
- Douglas (100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams)
- Ion (Grancrest Senki)
- Hiko (Sunday Without God)
- Nash Gold Jr. (Kuroko Basketball)
- Shirou Yusa (Dies Irae)
- Fei Lan (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens)
- Yusuke Nanahara (Twittering Birds Never Fly)
- Kouya Kirishima (Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth)
For a wider range of list, you may check Anime-Planet’s tag for Tattooed Anime Characters.
Alright, so these are all the anime guys with tattoos that we had listed so far. For those like me who are fascinated with anime and tattoos, I hope you enjoyed our list. Meanwhile, share your thoughts about our list and if you have some more characters that you’d like to add, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Last Updated on January 17, 2023 by Yu Alexius