Introduced in the first Star Wars film alongside R2-D2, C-3PO is a protocol droid “fluent in over six million forms of communication”. The two droids are the only characters to appear in every single Star Wars film; however, unlike R2-D2, C-3PO has always been portrayed by the same actor: Anthony Daniels.
A constant source of comedic relief, it is only C-3PO’s appearance that has changed throughout the film franchise. Don’t be afraid to add that silver leg from A New Hope; the red arm from The Force Awakens; or dull copper plating (rather than his normal polished gold) from Attack of the Clones.
C-3PO has a role in the new Solo film – perhaps that form is what you will choose to base your tattoo on. The film is still a few weeks away, so get started on your tattoo research (style and artist) now.
Colour realism C-3PO tattoo by @pochtattoos
Traditional style C-3PO tattoo by @sarahktattoo
Neo trad C-3PO tattoo by @lu_skywalker
Black and grey realism C-3PO and R2-D2 tattoo by @pol_art
Colour realism C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB8 tattoo by @joshbodwell
Colour realism C-3PO and R2-D2 tattoo by @joshbodwell
Neo trad C-3PO tattoo by @lobaotattoo
Colour realism C-3PO tattoo by @audie_tattoos
Neo trad C-3PO tattoo by @4ndy_w4lker
Colour realism C-3PO and Queen Amidala tattoos by @dariastahp
Neo trad flowers and C-3PO tattoo by @henrytattoos
Neo trad C-3PO tattoo by @enriklefrik