No one has seen more Star Wars tattoos in the past three years than me. I say this with confidence as GeeksterInk has collected thousands of geeky tattoo images from all over the world. A large percentage of those geeky tattoos were inspired by the Star Wars films. And with the exception of Darth Maul, the characters we see immortalized in tattoos are the characters that were introduced in the first three films, Episodes IV, V and VI. No, Jar Jar Binks did not make our list, although I have seen several Jar Jar tattoos, most recently a severed Jar Jar head.
So here is our list of the most commonly seen Star Wars tattoos including examples. Let us know if you're surprised by any on the list or if you think the order is messed up. Honorable mention to Darth Bane, Darth Revan, Admiral Ackbar, Padme Amidala and Grand Moff Tarkin.
15. Savage Opress. A Dathomirian Zabrak Nightbrother who became a Sith Lord alongside his younger brother, Darth Maul. A good choice for the Star Wars fan who wants something unique.
Tattoo by Murilo Oliveira of Murilo Tattoo in Jau, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
14. Wicket Wystri Warick. The most famous of the Ewoks. A good choice if you want a cute Star Wars tattoo.
Tattoo by Heather Maranda of Area 51 Tattoo in Springfield, OR.
13. Obi-Wan Kenobi. Old Ben became the first Jedi to defeat a Sith Lord in 1,000 years when he defeated Darth Maul. A good choice in tattoos for those who follow the light side of the Force and believe that good eventually triumphs over evil.
Tattoo by Josh Bodwell of Funhouse Tattooing of Tannersville, PA.
12. Chewbacca. The legendary Wookiee, co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon and best friend of Han Solo. A good tattoo choice for those that appreciate great strength and loyalty.
Tattoo by James Mullin of Lotus Tattoo in Hemet, CA.
11. Jango Fett. Defintely less popular than his cloned son Boba, a Jango Fett tattoo will almost always appear alongside a Boba Fett tattoo. A good choice if you believe in strong father son bonds.
Tattoo by Dan Stone of Electric Buddha Tattoo in Ramsgate, UK.
10. Yoda. One of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history, the diminutive Jedi Master was a patient teacher and skilled warrior. Also famous for Yoda-speak, where he reverses word order, possibly as a means of gettig his students to pay closer attention. A great tattoo for those who want a reminder of Yoda's thoughtful zen-like ways.
Tattoo by James Graham of Aurora Tattoo Studio in Lancaster, UK.
9. Luke Skywalker. Son of Anakin, the Tattoine farmboy turned Jedi Master is one of the franchise's most important characters. I am so looking forward to seeing Luke's role in the new film.
Tattoo by Chris Jones of Physical Graffiti in Cardiff, UK.
8. Princess Leia. Luke's twin sister, Leia is one of the most important and popular charcters in the Star Wars universe. Leia is brave, headstrong and resolute and after her home planet of Alderaan is destroyed by the Death Star. A good choice for anyone who believes in and supports strong women.
Tattoo by Nikko Hurtado of Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, CA.
7. Han Solo. Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance and love interest of Princess Leia. Great tattoo choice for those who want to make a statement about their suave, masculine and heroic personas.
Tattoo by Adam Guy Hayes of Red Rocket Tattoo in New York, NY.
6. Darth Sidious aka Emperor Palpatine. Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Darth Sidious restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. A good tattoo choice if you want to have the definitive symbol of the dark side of the force.
5. C-3PO. Often referred to as Threepio, he is a protocol droid fluent in over six million forms of communication. Threepio is know for his fussy and worry-prone personality. Along with his counterpart, R2-D2, C-3PO constantly finds himself directly involved in pivotal moments of galactic history, and aided in saving the galaxy on many occasions. A good choice for those who find themselves as unlikely heros. Plus he looks really cool.
Tattoo by Neil Burgos of FoedasujaInk Cebu in Cebu, Philippines.
4. R2-D2. Often referred to as Artoo, the astromech droid is resourceful and spunky with an adventurous personality. His bravery, coupled with his many gadgets, played large roles in saving the galaxy time and time again. A good tattoo choice for any Star Wars fan with a sense of adventure.
Tattoo by Shaun Loyer of Distinctive Body Art Studio in San Clemente, CA.
3. Darth Maul. Apprentice to Darth Sidious and brother to Savage Opress, Darth Maul, Dathomirian Zabrak is best known for his awesome double-bladed light saber, unique red and black face and horns. A great choice if you're interested in a totally badass looking tattoo.
Tattoo by Xis Marcelo of Inkxis Tattoo in Marikina City, Philippines.
2. Boba Fett. A Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter, he was the only unaltered clone of the famed Jango Fett. His aura of danger and mystery and his awesome armor and helmet have created an unmatched cult following. A really good choice for any Star Wars fans who like to live on the edge.
Tattoo by Brian Tipping of Eye Candy Tattoo Studio in Bangor, UK
1. Darth Vader. Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker was seduced by the dark side of the Force and became the Sith Lord, Darth Vader and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. One of the coolest and most intimidating villains in movie history, a Vader tattoo is never a bad choice.
Tattoo by Troy Slack of Frontyard Tattoo in Mount Barker, Australia.