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