If you are looking for a tattoo that sets you apart from the rest and gives you look of “don’t mess with me”, the Punisher tattoo is one of those. This Marvel character is well known for being one tough SOB and for those that have a similar mindset or physical prowess, this tattoo might just be the one that fits you. You may wonder why someone would get this tattoo. You may see a lot of United States soldiers with this tattoo or even police officers.
You may be a fan of the comic book series as well. This makes a lot of sense as the Punisher is one of the most popular Marvel characters out there and people love to represent what they love. The Punisher is one of those characters that just scream toughness and if you are looking to get one, it would help you with that image.
In this post we are going to talk about the origins of the Punisher and what makes him so popular. In addition, we will get into the Punisher tattoo meaning and what it represents for those that choose to get this tattoo. We will also discuss a few of the different variations of the Punisher tattoo that we’ve seen and what they mean if there is a different symbolism. You should be a Punisher fan by the end of this post and possibly even consider getting your own Punisher tattoo.
About the Punisher
The Punisher was born Francis “Frank” Castle Sr. and was a member of the United States Marine Corps. While he was serving in Afghanistan, Castle jointed the Cerberus Squad where he saw things that no person should ever see. Castle started to worry that he was becoming less of an honorable man while he served under Agent Orange so he left the group to return to his family only to have them all murdered by an awful shooting.
At this moment, Frank Castle became the Punisher and was on a mission to exact revenge on any person that had anything to do with the murder of his family. Not only was looking for the ones that killed his family, he was looking to clean up crime in New York City as a whole. Over the course of his journey, he ran into Daredevil. After this, Castle was arrested and sentenced to life in prison despite the effort from Murdock and Nelson. With the help of Wilson Fisk, Castle was freed and discovered that Ray Schoonover was responsible for his family’s death.
After this, Castle tried to live a quiet life and stay under the radar. Soon after, Castle was contacted by Micro who gave him some information stating that there were more people involved with the death of his family and the people involved with the Cerberus group that Castle had been involved with while in Afghanistan. As Castle spent his time going after all the people involved, he ran into a friend named Billy Russo. Come to find out, Russo was working with William Rawlins and they were both trying to assassinate Castle. After finding this out, Castle allowed himself to be captured by Russo and Rawlins and ended up killing Rawlins in a final fight and a disfigured the face of Russo. He was eventually cleared of all charges and allowed to try to live as normal a life as he could.
Punisher Tattoo Meaning
The Punisher is a symbol of doing the right thing by any means necessary. Some of the biggest fans of the Punisher are people in the military and police officers and this is for a few reasons. If you talk to soldiers, they will tell you the Punisher is the epitome of what they all strive to be and do. No nonsense, no frills, just go out and kill the bad guys. Police officers will tell you something similar but they aren’t able to just go out and kill bad guys. However, the Punisher represents something they wish they could be and this is the main reason they are such a fan of the Marvel character.
Punisher Tattoo Variations
There are a couple different symbols that represent the Punisher and fans of the comics seem to have them all. Below are a couple of versions of the Punisher tattoo that we have seen and what they represent. These are here to give you a few ideas, but if you are not a fan we would love to see what you come up with.
Skull Logo Tattoo
The Punisher logo is easily the most popular Punisher tattoo that we’ve seen. If you have seen a Punisher tattoo you have probably seen the logo that the Punisher wears on his chest. It is the skull seen on the movie covers and the clothing of the Punisher. This is the all encompassing symbol that represents the vigilante hero. If you are interested in getting a tattoo that doesn’t have to cover a great deal of space, the logo is your go to option.
The Punisher Character Tattoo
If you want to go all out and get a tattoo that screams you are a Punisher fan, get a Frank Castle tattoo. We are talking the whole thing. The full body character with the outfit, guns and all. Nothing says you are a fan of the Punisher than a full size character tattoo. This looks great in any style as well. You can choose to go realism and make the tattoo as daunting as the Punisher himself or make it a little more fun and go new school. Whatever you decide will be a great choice.
The Punisher tattoo has long been one of the most popular Marvel comic tattoos and we understand why. If you are a comic fan and haven’t read the comics or watched the Netflix series, do yourself a favor because it is one of the best Marvel shows out there right now.
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