So you’re a huge fan of the One Piece saga and you decided to get a tattoo of your favourite character Shanks ?
you’re not alone, Shanks is a fan favourite and his popularity among one piece fans skyrocketed after the Wano-Kuni ark, and months before the release of The movie RED here in the US.
In this article we will cover some unique Shanks Tattoos and the meaning behind then
Let’s get into it !
The infamous eye scar tattoo
Everyone knows Shanks’ trademark scar. However, at the beginning of the story, he did not have this scar on his left eye. This scar was inflicted by Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard. When he met Luffy in Fushia, his eye was still valid, but when he returned, the scar was present.
If you’ve been treated wrong by a friend, hurt by someone your love, this tattoo can be your ultimate represention of treason.
Shanks and luffy (kid) tattoo
As Shanks prepared to leave for his next adventure, he gave Luffy his hat as a souvenir. Before leaving, he told the boy that he would expect him to return once he became a real pirate.
Inspired by Shanks’ words and determined to succeed, Luffy began using the straw hat as a symbol of freedom and independence. Eventually, it became so emblematic of his identity that even his worst enemies began calling him “straw hat“.
This tattoo can symbolize broherhood, friendship and love.
Shank and luffy tattoo ( scene where he saved luffy from drawning)
During one of Luffy’s reckless adventures, he was almost eaten by a sea king. Shanks realized the young boy’s predicament and didn’t have enough time to defeat the monster properly. As a result, he was forced to take drastic measures.
By sacrificing one of his arms, he saved Luffy’s life and rekindled his enthusiasm to become a pirate. It was an amazing display of selflessness, especially since Shanks had no way to recover his missing limb. Fortunately, it seems that the pirate is able to do without it because of his status as an emperor in the New World.
This tattoo is the ultimate representation of sacrifice.
Luffy eating with shanks tattoo
During one of Shanks’ impromptu visits to Luffy’s hometown, Foosha Village, he brought the Gum-Gum fruit and made it available for consumption. A hungry Monkey D. Luffy fell on it and ate it, much to his mentor’s horror.
Luffy, Shanks and Roger tattoo
Kid Shanks tattoo