Long before Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf got their hands on the Transformers franchise, many kids and grown-up kids fell in love with the TV series, the comic books and the toys during the Transformers Generation One era. A lot of houses got destroyed in the ’80s and ’90s during Transformers toy battles.
When these folks grew up, some of them decided to dedicate a shoulder or sleeve or two to their favorite franchise. Transformers fans include altruistic people as well as antagonistic pricks, which explains why some have tattoos of “heroic” Autobots and others of “evil” Decepticons. Of course some folks haven’t picked a side and just decided to get inked with Optimus Prime or Megatron.
Of the tattoo galleries Clutch has compiled, this one includes some of the most colorful and detailed, and most badass. The recent Green Lantern ink gallery didn’t put up much of a fight, but it was playing with a losing hand. “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” (or Transformers 3) hits theaters today, so this is also a perfect time to remind you that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes her motion-picture debut in this film; Bay sure knows how to pick ‘em. Enjoy the ink.