by Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 16 December 2013

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