Sonic the Hedgehog joins the London Olympic games in a form of a tattoo

Nope, this story isn’t related to a Mario & Sonic title. An actual Olympic runner from Puerto Rico is such a Sonic the Hedgehog fan that he has the blue mascot tattooed on his arm. The tattoo has the young hedgehog in front of the Puerto Rican flag.

The man with the tattoo is named Javier Culson, who took home the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at this year’s Olympics. He didn’t just get Sonic because he was a fast character, he is an actual fan. His name on twitter is “Culsonic”, so if your bored give him a shout out.

Man gets Kazuma Kiryu’s back tattoo to win SEGA competition

One of the most iconic things about the Yakuza series is Kazuma’s awesome back tattoo. Well, last year when Yakuza 3 was released, SEGA had a competition. What did you have to do to win? Get a full back tattoo just like Kazuma’s. Did someone win? Yes…

The winner was Fari Salievsk, a 46-year-old MMA trainer from Australia. The tattoo took six months to complete, with sessions lasting up to four hours in three week intervals.

“Getting a tatt is making a statement that is with you for life so I do recommend it but it’s not something you rush in to,” – Fari Salievsk

The tattoo was paid for by SEGA and ended up costing around $9,000, feels good getting free ink. Mr. Salievsk did change one thing on the tattoo, the bottom writing was changed from Japanese to Korean. He said “personalized his kanji in place of the original.” I don’t think he knows what kanji is….

[Via: Kotaku]