From Skyrim Meme To Lady's Flesh

Skyrim's "Arrow in the Knee" meme not only inspired an epic dubstep anthem. It also inspired this tattoo.

As pointed out on Reddit, guards in the game often say, "I used to be an adventurer like you, until I took an arrow to the knee."

Tattoo artist Nikkisny originally uploaded the tattoo to website FunnyJunk, noting:

I have a lot of silly tattoos along with tattoos that mean a lot to me. I am a professional tattoo artist and plan on being heavily covered. So I do NOT need to hear people bitching about how I'll 'regret it later'. I WON'T. I DO NOT REGRET ANY OF MY TATTOOS! I only live once so I'm doing what makes me happy.. whether you approve or not!

Nikki, I used to be a professional tattoo artist like you, until...

I used to be an adventurer like you . . [FunnyJunk Thanks tipster!]


    Someone will ask her what it means in a few years and she won't remember.
    I know she says she's going to be covered in tattoos but...It's pretty stupid ^^;;
    What next? Someone gets a cutie mark tattoo?

      Stupid to you maybe, just because you aren't a fan of tatts doesn't make it stupid. To a lot of people games are stupid, what do you say to them?

      I have many tatts' all hold very little meaning, and I like it that way.

        I think I've been misunderstood. I didn't mean that her getting tattoos are stupid. It's her body and she can do what she likes. However memes are the sort of things that get old very quickly.
        I was basically saying exactly what Aussie Sniper is saying. I can kind of see how you took it the wrong way, but I wasn't saying tattoos are stupid. To each their own.

    people who think tattoos should have meaning, or significance are idiots.

    A tattoo is for life, not just for Christmas.

      seems like a good investment to me then

    I used to care about other peoples tattoo's.....
    until i took an arrow to the knee

    Say what you want about tattoos but this girl has good a sense of humor

    I don't really understand all the hate for this tattoo, even if you don't get the joke it's still a pretty cool tattoo.


      Could be worse. At least it isn't a southern cross or tribal tattoo or a tramp stamp...

    That meme is viral.. i see it on videos that have nothing to do with Skyrim.

    That coulda hurt :D

    She WILL regret it later. I mean come on, that meme is already played out.

      And I'll bet you don't even have a tattoo, too!

    This reminds me of "the cake is a lie" meme... funny when you heard it in the game and perhaps when you uttered it to a friend soon after, but four years later you hear people saying it who haven't even played Portal and wouldn't get the context of the joke. Here we go again. Fuck I hate pop culture.

      I second that. Hearing someone say 'the cake is a lie' these days makes me want to punch them in the face

        the cake is a lie...

    imo, as long as a tattoo has meaning for the person then by all means. I just think in this day in age, many people are getting them just for the sake of getting them. I'd like to think of getting a tattoo like getting married, you'd have to be pretty damn sure about it if you want it around for the rest of your life, or it will leave a big hole in your pocket later in life and many regrets.

    Personally i think it looks great, and as long as shes happy and sure of it i see no problem

    Tattoos sorta capture that exact time and place in your life. So kutos . Should be more chicks like her. plus life short , live a little

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