A tattoo inspired by The Last of Us Part 2 has gained the internet’s approval after a fan posted a photo of the new tattoo. Naughty Dog’s incredible Ellie and Joel saga touched millions of hearts, and this irreverent ‘The Last of Us 2’ The tattoo is a wonderful tribute to this achievement.
The Last of Us is currently enjoying a revival, though it never really left the gaming world, and with the recent release of the first season of HBO’s The Last of Us, millions of new fans have been drawn to Naughty Dog’s fungal post-apocalyptic adaptation of Ours. Combined with the PC port of The Last of Us Part 1 released in March, the franchise is at its highest level since The Last of Us Part 2 was first released in 2020. With its momentum, it’ll be interesting to see if Naughty Dog cashes in by announcing more information about its mysterious new The Last of Us multiplayer game, which has been around for the past few years. Put into use.
A user named xviinguyen took to Reddit to show off their fresh ink of a dinosaur skull wearing a cowboy hat, a touching homage to the flashback birthday scene in The Last of Us Part 2, when Joel and Ellie visit An abandoned museum. The clever nod to the scene references a hidden achievement that, if the player finds the cowboy hat, places it on top of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons, and finally puts the hat on the popular third “dinosaur” Joel . The scene encapsulates Joel and Ellie’s father-daughter relationship, while the tattoo is a beautiful reminder of the complex and tragic bond that forms between the two characters over the course of the two games.
In The Last of Us Part II, the xviinguyen tattoo tribute scene is one of several throughout the game that flashes back to previous points in the characters’ lives, fleshing them out and showing the player the strength of their connection. Naughty Dog is a master of narrative storytelling, and its use of flashbacks in The Last of Us Part 2 is a key component of how the studio deftly navigates the story of two protagonists with mismatched personalities, which is no small task.
Hopefully, fans won’t have to wait too long for another title in the world of The Last of Us. With some major game reveal events looming in June, there’s optimism that The Last of Us multiplayer will come. Whether that’s the case or not, tattoos like the xviingueyns underscore just how much of an impact the first two chapters of The Last of Us had on audiences.
The Last of Us Part 2 is out now on PS4.