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60 Dark Souls Tattoo Designs and Ideas

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Looking for a tattoo that packs a mega visual punch? If you’re an ardent member of the gaming community, you would’ve heard of Dark Souls, a challenging game by FromSoftware that is also a visual masterpiece. Dark Souls-inspired tattoos may be just what you’re looking for. Much like the game, Dark Souls tattoos represent the adventure, darkness, and fantasy that make up the plot of Dark Souls throughout the franchise.  

The game is enthralling in that gamers set out to defeat all kinds of monsters in the dark, depressing fictional kingdom of Lordran. All the action takes place amidst a stunning design influenced by mythology and folklore. If you get inked by a talented hand, nothing beats the stunning, detailed, and fantastical design of a Dark Souls tattoo anywhere on your body. 

The ideas for the tattoo designs include dragons, monsters, giants, warriors, and other imaginative characters and symbols steeped in mythology and legend. Some of the world’s most creative tattoo artists are deeply inspired by the captivating graphics of this action role-playing game. These very artists have been able to come up with incredible Dark Souls tattoo art. In this article, I’ve compiled 60 Dark Souls tattoo designs and ideas that you will love to show off as a Dark Souls fan. Where possible, each piece’s artist/source is mentioned so you can explore it further.

Dark Souls Tattoos

Shown below are 60 stunning and incredibly detailed Dark Souls tattoos that are inked by highly talented tattoo artists that are also gaming enthusiasts in their own right. I’m beginning with my top 21 picks, followed by 39 more stunning ideas.

Top 21 Dark Souls Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @pigmentaltattoo via Instagram

This tattoo looks incredibly macho as it’s placed on one side of the upper back of this gentleman. The armor, helmet, and weapon of the Dark Souls knight are wonderfully depicted by the artist.  The colors are commensurate with the darkness and the dark undertones that familiarize us with the franchise.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @neil.t.tattoos via Instagram 

Any die-hard gaming fan of the Dark Souls franchise would tell you, bonfires are central to the game at large. This bright, colorful tattoo highlights the armored knight as he rests at the brightly lit bonfire. This tattoo looks exceptionally catchy when inked on the forearm, and is sure to get onlookers’ keen attention.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Dark Souls by Slav at House of Art Leicestershire 

My favorite Dark Souls tattoos are ones that are black and grey. This one makes the cut in several favorable ways. It envelopes the shoulder and upper arm to show a realistic Knight, bonfire, and knife scene. The artist has done impeccable tattoo shading work and the artist’s high talent is evident from this piece.  

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This tattoo looks awesome due to the artist having successfully highlighted the bright bonfire over the other symbols. If you’re a gaming enthusiast that likes colorful tattoos that aren’t too big, this one fits the bill perfectly.

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This is a fabulous black and white Dark Souls tattoo. It intelligently depicts a bonfire watched over by a Fire Keeper. If you’re an experienced gamer you’d know this equates to kindling to provide ten Estus Flask charges.  The artist has done an astounding job in the placement and detailing of this tattoo that looks great on the inside forearm.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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In the game, the player finds Sif found protected behind a magical barrier. I love this highly detailed tattoo of Sif that’s perfectly inked on the leg. It’s a sizable tattoo in black and white that depicts the great grey wolf Sif amidst the darkness of the world.   

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @marcel_skull via Instagram

How about this tattoo to cover your entire arm sleeve area? This is a bold yet visually appealing idea that you can’t go wrong with. The artist has done a super job of efficiently using the full arm’s space to create a Dark Souls masterpiece. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @polluxlynch13 via Instagram

This is a one-of-a-kind tattoo that makes wonderful use of the visible thigh area. It will get heads turning if you’re wearing short shorts or a bikini. This rare tattoo depicts the Gravelord Nito, who is one of the original Lords from Dark Souls. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @spottitattoo via Instagram

This is a traditional take on the whole Dark Souls knight concept. It’s another great tattoo for a man particularly. It covers the sleeve area almost entirely, and the large tattoo can be conveniently seen from both near and far. The use of subtle colors makes this a distinct idea for the theme.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @jotaoff.ink via Instagram

There’s no better way to cover the calf area, according to me. If you’re an ardent Dark Souls fan, you would love this design. It features the Soul of Cinder — the final Boss (Boss enemy) in Dark Souls 3 — amidst a bonfire. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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I love this shoulder area tattoo design. It depicts the glorious sun. The artist has done a fantastic job at using subdued colors and lettering. Although there’s no such thing, this tattoo almost looks natural. Such designs are sure to fetch compliments wherever you go.  

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This is a sharp, realistic visual of the game’s scene. It’s another incredible choice if you like black and white.  Overall, it’s a great pick if you have a large bicep. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This is a delicate scene of a bonfire watched over by a Fire Keeper. It’s a really pretty tattoo that uses black and grey effects in a subtle yet comprehensive way. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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What better way to show the sun, knight, and flowers with efficient use of color ink and shading? It’s like showcasing a scene from the world of darkness and battle in a happy way. This is to show there’s great humanity and harmony embedded in the game’s plot. This tattoo looks perfect on the forearm and is sure to fetch attention.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This is another great Nito depiction for your entire arm. It’s not easy working so flawlessly with white and black ink in one go. The artist has done an amazing job here.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @mumia916 via Instagram

I love this tattoo of Aldrich and the Fire Keeper. The artist has intricately covered the arm with so much perfection. It takes several sessions and multiple hours to achieve such results. It’s one of the best and most realistic Dark Souls tattoos on this list.  

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With the shades of red in the background representative of the sun, and the bonfire scene happening with such perfection, this tattoo is sure to leave onlookers spellbound with amazement. It’s a great choice for die-hard gamers looking to cover up their forearm with something that means a lot to them.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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The tattoo above is relatively simpler, yet has all the details that are characteristic of the Dark Souls gaming universe. It’s a nice option for your arm and shoulder region.

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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The Dark Souls universe is extensive. Besides warriors, bonfires, and knights, there are giants and monsters to defeat. This tattoo shows one such vicious monster if that’s what you’re into. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This is one of those tattoos inspired by gaming that has talent written all over. The gifted artist has taken an interesting turn, by animating the knight, bonfire scene using the perfect pallet of colors and black and grey. This tattoo looks great on any visible spot of your body. 

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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This is another Gravelord Nito tattoo. It looks perfect on the upper arm, tricep region. Each skull depicts a unique look. The tattoo artist has done a splendid job in the composition, shading, and overall design of this flawless piece. 

Other Dark Souls Tattoo Designs and Ideas for Inspiration

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @iness.tattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @krisztian_blaho_tattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @threeofswordstattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @mzwarlord via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @mikha_saru_tattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @sunwaa_tattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

Source: @gwyntattoo via Instagram

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Dark Soul Tattoos

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Conclusion

Dark Souls has always been the beautiful world of dark fantasy. It consists of challenging battles that are brutal in the truest sense. Gamers get optimal satisfaction through such true challenges and hard-fought victories. Dark Souls is credited for having brought millions of ardent gamers into the world of monsters needing a good fight in a dark and depressing world. Having a Dark Souls tattoo, thus, is relevant and trendy. All the tattoos on my list are carefully selected based on an exceptional level of creativity, precision, and popularity. These designs are not only inspiring but also downright astounding works of masterpiece artistry. The game-inspired artists combined their talents with the best tattoo machines and equipment to achieve such flawless results.

About Author

Jonathan Corby "Jonny" is a guy who is passionate about Tattooing and successfully running a Tattoo Studio in NY. Through my journey as a Tattoo Artist I have made unforgettable memories. This irrational poetry and sense of freedom of art on skin has given a blissfull experience to my life. Each Tattoo has a story behind it; Lets share one!