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22 Incredible Hunger Games Tattoo Ideas Fit For Die-Hard Fans

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If you have a tattoo, then you know how oddly addicting permanent works of body art can be. If you don’t have one, well, what are you waiting for? After watching the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s Can’t Catch Me Now on repeat, might we suggest a Hunger Games tattoo?

Tattoos inspired by the Hunger Games seem to have taken the world by storm from the moment we witnessed everyone’s favorite dystopian character, Katniss Everdeen, volunteer as tribute to save Primrose, her little sister. The selfless act of love echoed across the world and the rest was history.

If the book or the movie means a lot to you, it’s understandable that you’d want to preserve that meaning somewhere on your body. Whether you opt for the Mockingjay symbol, the three-finger salute, or the “may the odds be ever in your favor” quote, you’re going to end up with a true work of art.

If you’re a fan of J. Law and her alternate on-screen persona, Katniss Everdeen, check out the lovely list of Hunger Games tattoos we prepared for you!

1. A blackwork Mockingjay tattoo

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It’s big. It’s bold. It’s beautiful.

If you’re thinking of getting a Hunger Games tattoo, opt for a blackwork tattoo of the Mockingjay symbol to represent your power, progress, and strength. Mockinjays are a symbol of revolution, too, and that might be another reason why you’d want to get that tattoo.

2. A Hunger Games tattoo with a quote

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The “real or not real” scene is arguably the most romantic in the entire series and it’s no surprise that die-hard fans and Hunger Games enthusiasts want to get it tatted somewhere on their bodies. That being said, you can work with your tattoo artist to come up with the most unique way to honor the scene.

3. A tattoo of the Mockingjay symbol with primrose flowers

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Hunger Games tattoos are filled with symbolism and that’s why they’re some of the most meaningful works of art you can opt for – especially when you’re a fan of the books or the movies. However, always make sure to opt for elements that mean something to you.

4. A chrome Mockingjay symbol tattoo

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If you’re adamant about “going big or going home,” you might want to make your Hunger Games tattoo diferent from anything you’ve seen before. It’s a great opportunity for you to experiment with different styles and see what works best with your aesthetic. What about a chrome Hunger Games tattoo?

5. A fine-line Mockingjay tattoo

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If you’re a fan of simple, subtle tattoos, you might be interested in getting a fine-line tattoo. Fine-line tattooing uses small needless (or, oftentimes, a single needle) to create a soft, delicate, and dainty design that doesn’t attract too much attention. Fine-line tattoos are perfect for modern minimalists.

6. A tattoo of the three-finger salute

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We can’t forget about the three-finger salute! At first, the three-finger salute represented goodbye, admiration, and unity among the people of District 12. After that, the salute represented resistance against the Capitol and became a gesture of rebellion and support for the pro-democracy movement.

7. A tattoo of the Mockingjay symbol on the chest

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What about a chest tattoo? When you’re trying to figure out the perfect placement for your Hunger Games tattoo, you might struggle to decide between your arms, your shoulder, or even your fingers. With a chest tattoo, though, you’re going to have plenty of real estate to work with.

8. A Mockingjay tattoo on the upper arm

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Upper arm tattoos are popular for a good reason. They’re extremely wearable and versatile, and they’re easy to conceal and reveal depending on your personal preferences. They’re a great way for you to express your creativity without committing to a bigger tattoo, too.

9. A Mockingjay tattoo on the chest

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“May the odds be ever in your your favor” might be one of the most iconic quotes from the movie and we’re not surprised to see people flocking to get it tattooed on their bodies. You can opt for a small and simple tattoo on the finger or a bigger, bolder tattoo on the chest – you decide.

10. A traditional Hunger Games tattoo


Traditional tattoo styles are on-trend, too! These types of tattoos have distinguishing features such as bold and clean black outlines that look like a drawing, as well as highly saturated colors of red, green, yellow, and lots of black – and they’re absolutely iconic.

11. A Katniss Everdeen tattoo

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We’ve talked your ears off with Mockingjay tattoos because they seem to be the most common among Hunger Games fandom, but what about a Katniss Everdeen tattoo? Portrait tattoos are a great way to pay tribute to someone you admire, but they’re definitely not for the faint of heart. Pick wisely!

12. A Ballad of Songsbirds and Snakes tattoo


We can say the same thing about the prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy that recently hit the theaters and took the world by storm. A tattoo of a songbird and a snake might not be the most popular HG tattoo out there, but there’s something about the snake symbolism we can definitely get behind.

13. A Hunger Games patchwork tattoo sleeve

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If you’re thinking of getting a themed tattoo sleeve, don’t shy away from experimenting with Hunger Games-themed styles and symbols. Whether you opt for the Mockingjay symbol, the three-finger salute, or even a simple Primrose flower arrangement, you’re guaranteed to attract attention and stand out.

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14. A Mockingjay tattoo on the back

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Back tattoos are always a great route to take when you’re on the lookout for a tattoo placement that allows you to express yourself creatively.

15. A Hunger Games tattoo on the inside of the arm

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Want to hide your tattoo from the rest of the world? Why not opt for a tattoo on the inside of your arm? The placement of the tattoo can make a world of difference and that’s why you need to be mindful of your personal preferences, needs, and wants when you decide to stop by your fave tattoo parlor.

16. A Hunger Games quote tattoo


Quote tattoos are always a great option to consider when you want to commemorate your appreciation for a specific scene, a character, or even the entire series. When we’re talking about Hunger Games, you have your work cut out for you – you can choose between a myriad of meaningful quotes.

17. A tattoo of Peeta and Katniss holding hands

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We can’t get enough of tattoos that represent meaningful Peeta and Katniss moments! Whether you opt for a “real or not real” tattoo or a tattoo of the two of them holding hands, you’re going to have a smile on your face every time you catch a glimpse of your tattoo in the mirror.

18. Another Hunger Games quote tattoo

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When deciding on the right design for your Hunger Games tattoo, work with your tattoo artist to come up with something unique. Whether you opt for a simple quote, a quote embellished with other elements from the movie, or even a style that’s not specific to the movie – take a chance and see what happens.

19. A watercolor Hunger Games tattoo

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Watercolor tattoos are elegant and effortless, but they’re certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re a fan of colorful, whimsical tattoos, you might want to consider getting a watercolor Hunger Games tattoo that’s going to remind you of everything you’re capable of doing on your own.

20. A Mockingjay symbol tattoo on the foot

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We’d argue that foot tattoos aren’t a favorite among first-timers or seasoned tattoo-getters, but that needs to change. What better way to commemorate your love of a specific trilogy without listening to millions and millions of comments telling you that you’re making a mistake?

Get a tattoo not everyone can see and you’re good to go!

21. A line-art Mockingjay tattoo on the neck

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Line-art tattoos are getting more and more popular every day and you might be one of the people who appreciate the simplicity of the style. With a line-art Hunger Games tattoo, you’re guaranteed to be in and out of the tattoo parlor before your break is done, and that’s all you can really ask for.

22. A line-art Mockingjay tattoo on the ankle

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We’re ending the article with a line-art tattoo of the Mockingjay symbol on the ankle. When you decide to bite the bullet and get an ankle tattoo, you might as well go for something delicate and dainty. With a line-art tattoo, you’re guaranteed to pack a punch without going overboard.