The ability to gain power from tattoos/body art. Sub-power 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, user may have be 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.
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Arrow)
  • John Constantine (Constantine Movie)
  • Abel Tarrant (DC Comics)
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2)
  • Jason Brody (Far Cry 3)
  • John Constantine (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Oni Tattoo users (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance); Immortality from the Zombie Tattoo
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ink (Marvel Comics)
  • Tattooed Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Tudo ukoto (Marvel Comics)
  • Acat (Mayan Mythology)
  • Shadow Hunters (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Curse mark users (Naruto)
  • All Sealed users (Taboo Tattoo)
  • The Tattoo Assassins (Tattoo Assassins)
  • Koldan (Tattoo Assassins)
  • Bala (Tattoon Master)
  • Adrian Everhart/Sentinel (Renegades); via Artistic Creation

Known Objects

  • Mark of the Battle God (Ranma 1/2)