Some characters have tattoos.
Characters with Tattoos
|Bartell||A star||Neck||Hard Knox, Part 3|
|"Biker Woman"||A flower||Left side of chest||Brave New World|
|Carlos||A capital C||Right forearm||The Recruit, Part 3|
|Convenience store robber||Cursive "Legendary One"||Neck||Hiros|
|Edgar||Tribal design||Left bicep||Let It Bleed|
|Eli||Design||Inside right wrist||Brave New World|
|Erica's chef||Stars and other designs||Both arms||Sundae, Bloody Sundae|
|Michael Fitzgerald||Swirling patterns that glow||Arms and neck||Viewpoints|
|Four-armed carny||A green bird||Chest||Smoke & Mirrors|
|Carlos Gutierrez||Cursive script||Left forearm||June 13th, Part Two|
|Interferant||Omega||Unknown||Evs Dropper's blog post|
|Keppler||Dragon||Left side of neck||Ink|
|Los Angeles trafficker|| Chain-link patterns
| Right shoulder and arm
|Vengeance, Part 2|
|Lydia|| Various flowers designs and people's faces
For the full article, see Lydia's tattoos
|Most of her body||Orientation|
|Ruth Meisner||Identification number from Auschwitz||Right wrist||Wireless, Part 1|
|Jesse Murphy||Various designs||Arm, chest, and neck||The Second Coming|
|Pelon||Swirling patterns||Underneath both arms||Vengeance, Part 1|
|Nathan Petrelli1||"Endeavour"||Right bicep||Shadowboxing|
|Peter Petrelli||A temporary2 Celtic knot||Forearm||Kindred|
|Compass, given by Samuel terrakinetically||Arm||Ink|
|Sparrow Redhouse|| A circular Zuni Indian pattern
Two birds kissing
| Right shoulder blade
|Rebellion, Part 2|
|Jessica Sanders|| The helix symbol
(see Jessica's tattoo)
|Right shoulder blade||Better Halves|
|Ted Sprague||Swirl||Left bicep||Nothing to Hide|
|Samuel Sullivan||Compass, which spins freely||Arm||Jump, Push, Fall|
|Sylar||Image of Claire Bennet, formed with Samuel's power||Right forearm||Let It Bleed|
|Tattooed thug|| A tear,
Face of Jesus Christ,
Tribal wing design
Left side of chest,
|Vengeance, Part 1|
|Taylor||Swipe patterns||Arms||Stolen Time|
|Traveler||Swirls||Arms, shoulders, and ribs||The Last Shangri-La|
1. Nathan's tattoo seen in Shadowboxing was actually seen on Sylar. However, at the time, Sylar had shape shifted into Nathan's body.
2. Peter's tattoo disappeared after being made, because of rapid cell regeneration.
3. In Rebellion, Part 2, Sparrow's bird tattoo can be seen both near the wrist and in the forearm, near the elbow.
- Peter received a tattoo while in Cork, but his power of regeneration did not let it stay. (Kindred)
- Sparrow tells Micah that she got one of her tattoos from her mother, who was part Zuni Indian, after she died.
- Samuel gave Edgar a tattoo of a hand that began to choke him, but then caused it to go away. (Orientation)
- In an unaired scene from Season Three, a weapons dealer had a large tattoo on his neck.
- Andrew Meek's grandfather "Papa" had a Nazi concentration camp number tattooed on his wrist. After Papa died, Andrew got the same tattoo. (A Long Way from Home, Chapter 3)
- According to artist Jason Badower, the "root" Julien Dumont was originally supposed to have a tree tattoo on his body. However, Jason forgot to add the tattoo when initially drawing the character, and the character detail was never added since.
- Carlos's tattoo on his forearm was designed to look like the C in the logo for Cutthroat Studio, the studio founded by Drew Pierce which did the special effects makeup for The Recruit.
- For characters with tattoos, see characters with tattoos.
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