The ability to gain power from tattoos/body art. Technique of Tattoo Manipulation. Variation of Affinity.

Also Called

  • Body Art Affinity
  • Tattoo Affinity


User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they are near, come in contact with, or have tattoos, possibly to unlock abilities related to what the tattoo is based on and enhancing their existing powers. Some users may be able to draw sustenance from tattoos or even slow or stop aging.





  • Because you can only have so much body art, the user may have been limited to how much strength they can use.  
  • User may be overpowered by those with tattoo or ink manipulation.
  • Tattoos may be covered or removed.

Known Users


  • Esdeath (Akame ga Kill!); Ice powers from the tattoo of the Demon's Extract.
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance); Immortality from the Zombie Tattoo
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Curse Mark users (Naruto)
  • All Sealed users (Taboo Tattoo)
  • Bala (Tattoon Master)
  • Marked Demon Slayers (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
    • Yoriichi Tsugikuni
    • Kokushibo
    • Tanjiro Kamado
    • Muichiro Tokito
    • Mitsuri Kanroji
    • Giyu Tomioka
    • Gyomei Himejima
    • Sanemi Shinazugawa
    • Iguro Obanai
  • Bala (Tattoon Master)

Live Television

  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Arrow)
  • John Constantine (Constantine Movie)


  • Abel Tarrant (DC Comics)
  • Ariadne Pix (DC Comics)
  • Mark Richards (DC Comics)
  • Oni Tattoo users (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Eric Gitter/Ink (Marvel Comics)
  • Tattooed Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Tudo Sokuto (Marvel Comics)


  • Shadow Hunters (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Adrian Everhart/Sentinel (Renegades); via Artistic Creation


  • Acat (Mayan Mythology)

Video Games

  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)
  • Jason Brody (Far Cry 3)
  • John Constantine (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • The Tattoo Assassins (Tattoo Assassins)
  • Koldan (Tattoo Assassins)

Known Objects

  • Mark of the Battle God (Ranma 1/2)
  • Anti-Demon Possession Tattoos (Supernatural)
  • Mark Of The Outsider (Dishonored Game)


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