Some characters have tattoos.
Characters with Tattoos
|Bartell||A star||Neck||Hard Knox, Part 3|
|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|
|Four-armed carny||A green bird||Chest||Smoke & Mirrors|
|Michael Fitzgerald||Swirling patterns that glow||Arms and neck||Viewpoints|
|Interferant||Omega||Unknown||Evs Dropper's blog post|
|Keppler||Dragon||Left side of neck||Ink|
|Lydia|| Various flowers designs and people's faces
For the full article, see Lydia's tattoos
|Most of her body||Orientation|
|Jesse Murphy||Various designs||Arm, chest, and neck||The Second Coming|
|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||Right shoulder blade||Rebellion, Part 2|
|Two birds||Right wrist3||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|
|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.
- 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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