A character introduced to the Marvel Comics universe way back in the 80s, it has taken an astonishing 34 years for a Venom-dedicated film to be produced.
A little background for those of you unfamiliar with Venom: The concept for Venom was inspired by a Marvel Comics reader’s idea for a new Spider-Man costume; from there, a backstory was written thus creating the Venom character. Venom is one of many alien Symbiotes (a fictional extraterrestrial race) in Marvel Comics that requires a bond with a human in order to survive. In November 1984, Spider-Man became this Symbiotes first host, although it didn’t become known as Venom until it merged with Eddie Brock.
Marvel fans got a taste of Venom (played by Topher Grace) in Spider-Man 3, but the role has now been taken over by Tom Hardy.
Venom is about to hit cinemas around the globe, so let’s get on to the tattoos.
Colour realism Venom tattoo by @evanolintattoo
New school comic version of Venom tattoo by @jamesmullintattoos
Spider-Man hand and Venom tattoo by @nicolecairnstattoo
Hyper-realism Venom tattoo by @audeladureeltattoobysandry
New school Venom tattoo by @gruchan
Venom tattoo by @andrewsmithtattoo
Black and grey realism Venom tattoo by @anrijsstraume
Venom tattoo by @kristiankimonides
New school Venom tattoo by @martyrietmcewen
Hyper-realism Venom tattoo by @thealexwright
Colour realism Venom tattoo by @audie_tattoos
Colour realism Venom tattoo by @kevin_g_tattoo
Colour realism cover-up Venom tattoo by @basalttattoo
Colour realism Venom tattoo by @ben_ochoa
trailer caused a little confusion, as some fans were under the impression that Carnage would be in the film – apparently it is another Symbiote called Riot. There are, however, rumours that Woody Harrelson has a cameo in the film in order to set up a sequel in which he will be playing Carnage.
Since we love our readers so much, and Venom 2 is still quite a way off, here are a couple of bonus Carnage tattoos.