world-of-warcraft-tattooOk, I’ll admit it.  I play World of Warcraft. I don’t consider myself a computer geek or nerd or a hardcore gamer, but I do play the WoW.  What can I say, it’s a great way to pass the time on a rainy day or blow off some steam after a hard day at work.  Some WoW players are more extreme than I am and they will play for hours and hours a day, raiding dungeons and killing monsters and getting the “phat lewts”, in English that equates to “wonderful treasures”, and rising in status in the realm of Azeroth, bringing down the leaders of evil and helping the blood elves extract their revenge!  FOR THE HORDE!!!

Sorry, I got carried away a little bit.  Anyhow, I’m not ashamed that I play a game online that many consider a game for the nerdiest of nerds.  I would probably wear a sweatshirt or t-shirt that had an emblem on it from WoW, showing the faction of my choice while I’m out in public.  But… a tattoo?  And even better, two really BIG tattoos that will stick out like a sore thumb every time I take my shirt off?  I would have to think about that one pretty long and hard.
The tattoos you see in the picture happen to be of a Warcraft theme, although I don’t think most people would know that unless you told them.  To the untrained eye, it looks like it could be two family crests, which are commonly seen on mugs, plates, posters, and there are probably tattoos of family crests out there.  In WoW there are two factions that war against each other and players get to choose which side they want to be on:  The Alliance, or the “good guys” as some call it since they are the side that contains the human race, and the Horde, who house a lot of the creatures that are normally found in movies as bad guys.  People who play Horde side are normally orcs, undead, trolls, etc.  The tats you see in the picture appear to have been placed upon the back of some poor soul who happens to be torn between the two factions and, not being able to decide where she belongs, had emblems from each one placed upon her body.  That would tear me apart, knowing there was Alliance ink on my body.  That’s just terrible.  I don’t know how she can live with herself!?

ANYWAY, what I was trying to get at is only that upon first glance, the tattoos look like normal everyday art, and pretty decent art at that, and anyone might be curious to the meaning behind it.  And, when someone who happens to play Warcraft sees them, no doubt she instantly becomes the topic of conversation and the ice has been broken, so to speak, and maybe new friends are found this way.

Even those that might point and laugh at us WoW players may see her tattoos and think nothing of her gaming habits.  They might strike up a conversation about her tattoos and by the time they discover she’s a WoW nerd, they have already grown to like her.  In this way, all WoW nerds everywhere can rejoice and be at peace with the world just by getting some nice looking gaming tattoos!  Or we can just get them, not because they’re a symbol of our game, but because they look really cool and fit in with the rest of our tribal tats or monsters and bats and pictures of swords.  Just don’t go getting “WORLD OF WARCRAFT” in big letters across your back or I will have to laugh and point.  And then go ask you what faction you play and if you like the hunter class and what server you’re on and what level are what’s your favorite in game outfit and and and……..