SUPERHERO Tattoos - Popular Designs and Superhero History
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SUPERHERO Tattoos - Popular Designs and Superhero History

Superhero tattoos have become a growing trend and theme based on the designs, characters and persona's of classic and modern superhero's. Explore a list of some of the most popular superhero's that have been featured in films, comics and creative story telling. The term superhero was originally trademarked by co-owners DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

Superhero tattoo's have been a very popular choice for decades for people who have chosen to adorn their body with tattoos.

Superheros are figures or beings that are dedicated to protecting the health and well being of others and classically, they are known to have extraordinary abilities that would or could be considered superhuman such as strength, vision, speed, and much more. Superman, one of the original superhero's, came onto the scene in 1938 in short clips and longer segments on film but comic books have been the main platform in which superheros have been featured. The term, "Super Heroes" is actually trademarked and co-owned by two comic giants, DC comics and Marvel Comics.

In the traditional persona or portfolio, a superhero assists law enforcement and works towards exposing and fighting crimes. They are also often depicted to have two egos in which one ego is a secret identity. The main persona ego and the alter ego which typically, the alter ego is the superhero persona. They often thwart the efforts of supervillians which tend to be polar opposites in ideals, morals and agenda's but have parallel or comparable superhuman strength and abilities. Supervillians are often masterminds of evil plots in which the superhero's fight against that can threaten not only the general population of the planet, but also those they hold near and dear to their heart. Often a supervillian will specifically target a superhero's chosen love or family as a method to weaken and defeat the superhero. Superhero's are also depicted wearing costumes or clothing that not only could conceal their identity, but are at times superhuman in capability as well. Whether the costume is protective against fire, cold, bullets or other things, a costume is a standard tool and weapon in their arsenal.

Superhero's also combat threats to humanity or the planet from extraterrestrial beings and supernatural or mythological entities and creatures.

Listed below are several popular superheroes:

  • Batman
  • Spider-man
  • Superman
  • The Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Wolverine
  • Captain America
  • Cyclops
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Storm
  • Human Torch
  • Thor
  • Invisible Woman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Iceman
  • Storm
  • Phoenix
  • Aquaman
  • The Phantom
  • Cat Woman
  • Silver Surfer
  • Green Lantern
  • Ghost Rider
  • Blob
  • Black Night

Celebrating characteristics, persona's and attributes of superheroes, people often choose to get a tattoo that features their favorite hero they can most relate to. Below are several examples.


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Comments (2)

I have seen the superman chest tattoo lately and the incredible hulk one looks really cool.

There are so many amazing superhero tattoos out there! Thanks Chris for your support :)