Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Princess Peach as Yakuza gang members

Members of the notorious Japanese mafia, Yakuza, all have their bodies covered in tattoos. Traditionally, they used these tattoos to recognize each other in bath houses, a popular meeting spot for gangsters. Brazilian character designer and illustrator Eduardo Vieira re-imagines Mario and the gang as part of the Yakuza.

Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach all carry Super Mario-inspired Yakuza body art, while Bowser looks like Peach’s henchman. Thankfully, no one has lost a finger yet.

Via What an Art

super mario characters turned gang members
super mario characters turned gang members

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