God of War Fan Gets an Incredible Kratos and Atreus Tattoo

God of War's Kratos and Atreus find their way onto an epic piece of artwork in the form of a tattoo.

Another day and another post gushing about God of War. Yes, as you may have noticed we love writing about The Ghost of Sparta and his kin, Atreus, or really anything to do with the game due to how compelling its characters are and how great God of War is to play. While many of us have been housebound since the Coronavirus outbreak – as gamers thankfully we will always have something to pass the time – going to get a tattoo done hasn’t been high on our list for very obvious reasons. But it may just be worth venturing out to get one if you end up with something as incredible as this God of War sleeve tattoo by Reddit user SideQuestNoRest.

As you can see from the design, it’s so well detailed and the color really brings it to life. The splashes of red on Kratos’ face, shoulder, and arm pair beautiful with the red hue of a cherry tree depicted throughout the tattoo. We can also see that Kratos and Atreus are taking on a huge troll with Kratos flying through the air with his ax and Atreus kneeling with his beloved bow. We know that trolls are violent creatures in God of War and can be quite the challenge due to their aggression towards everyone they cross paths with, attacking not only Kratos and Atreus but also men and dwarves unlucky enough to encounter them so it seems appropriate to have this threesome in an epic battle in the form of a kickass tattoo.

At this point, you are probably wondering who the tattoo artist of this comprehensive piece of skin art is? Thankfully, he wasn’t too hard to track down due to his reputation. The artist is Mikael Rämgård from Swedish who specializes in realism and has an intense love for black and grey art as well as portraiture. His strength lies in his ability to create individual artistic pieces from photos which is probably how the owner of this sleeve tattoo got such a great tattoo piece. Mikael has won awards around the world for his creative talents and was a contender in the first season of InkMasters, Sweden, which saw his popularity rise. Since then he has toured the world, tattooing in Stockholm, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Bangkok, Melbourne to name a few. He continues to travel the world but is now based in Sydney Australia.

You can check Mikael out over on Instagram right here and marvel at all the tattoo work he has done up until this point. Who knows, maybe you too could get Mikael to create your very own video game work of art tattoo for yourself? Of course, only when it’s safe to do so or at the very least, wear your mask!

Since you are here and have an interest in God of War, you may enjoy an incredible piece of God of War fan art by Çağlayan Kaya Göksoy, a 24-year-old self-taught freelance concept and illustration artist from Turkey. Çağlayan drew a fantastic image of Kratos sitting upon his throne that’s just busting with atmosphere and skill. To see a similarly done piece of fan art that this time depicts an older Atreus, you can check out Sam Yang who does a bunch of brilliant digital paintings in photoshop. Recently Sam captured Atreus as a fully grown man and Kratos as a much older man in the background – it’s a really stunning piece that you can view right here. Coming in with some cosplaying adventures is Ibelinn, a talented cosplayer from Norway who mimicked the beautiful style of God of War’s goddess Freya and it suffices to say that all her hard work and hours put into this cosplay truly paid off. For those of you who are big Kratos fans, you may dig this clay sculpture of the big man himself done by the incredibly talented Reddit user and artist Flompydompybompy that is crafted with the finest touch and also impeccably detailed.

At the start of the year, Sony and Santa Monica Studio released an episode of the Worlds Collide podcast, which is a deep dive into how the many elements of God of War came together to tell a rich and deep narrative. In one particular episode called “The No-Cut Camera,” we got a look at how the studio managed to pull off a single-take camera effect with no cuts. We all know that God of War director Cory Barlong is the king of witty banter on Twitter and recently, we saw him and The Last of Us director go head to head in a jokingly way by pitting the two games by claiming that God of War uses more teraflops than 2013s The Last of Us.

For those wanting to play God of War on PC, there was some news in March this year regarding the topic. Following some new changes surfacing on the PlayStation website, we saw that the U.S. version of the official PlayStation website no longer contains the “Only On Playstation” for God of War. This, of course, could mean many different things but as we have seen of late Sony is clearly intending to bring more of its first-party published titles to PC, even if it doesn’t mean God of War at this time.

God of War is available now exclusively on PS4. If you have yet to experience the game for yourself, you can pick up the game right now over on Amazon.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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