Of all the comic book heroes, the Flash is one of the most remarkable. He is also one of the oldest since his story dates as far back as the 1940s. The story of Flash is still a very relevant and ongoing comic book series. Nowadays, he even has his television show on the CW Television Network. Over the years, there have been changes in the character’s name, but they all have the same thing. They all own an incredible, superhuman ability to run at a super speed. This also incorporates the ability to think and make decisions at astonishing timing. He also has ridiculously fast reflexes. He can resist physics laws by moving walls and other objects with his capability to control molecular vibrations.
The human name of The Flash is Barry Allen. He is a forensic scientist who collects, preserves, and analyzes scientific proof during investigations. One night, he was working late in the laboratory when a wild storm was raging outside. A huge lightning bolt crashed through the lab in which Barry was working in. The lightning-caused an explosion to a shelf full of research chemicals above Barry, drenching Barry in a toxic liquid. Consequently, Barry Allen, the sluggish forensic scientist, gains the ability to run and think exceptionally fast.
With his new superpowers, he needed new clothing that would adapt to such speeds. So, Barry constructed a suit that could stand the amount of rubbing he caused by moving so fast. Because he is a genius, he developed a suite with materials similar to the spacecraft materials. His entire suit is scarlet red with golden lightning bolt symbols and emblems planted throughout the suit.
- Tattoo Designs and Placement
As previously said, the Flash is a superhero coming from a comic book. This means that he and many other superheroes and villains make for great body art. Because the vibrant colors used in comic books are so striking, superhero tattoos attract the same attention. The most important question before is how far you’re willing to take your love for this hero? There are many full sleeve Flash tattoos, as well as simple one image designs. No matter how big it is, the Flash always has that dynamic and electrifying effect.
Below are some of the most popular designs of the Flash tattoo that people often chose to wear.
- Lightning Bolt
This tattoo is perfect for those huge fans of the Flash but wants simple tattoo designs. You can show your loyalty to this hero with this perfect image of Flash’s signature lightning bolt symbol. Just like any other superhero, the Flash has his self-identifying logo. That logo is a jagged lightning bolt striking through the center of a circle. Lightning is such a dominant and unbelievably fast force, so the lightning bolt is the best symbol associated with this hero. Moreover, this is his logo because a lightning bolt infinitely caused him to gain his powers.
You can portray the Flash’s icon in so many different styles and sizes. I can look good by itself or amongst the rest of your tattoos. You can even take an image and place it inside the shape of a jagged lightning bolt. This way, you combine the lightning bolt frame and show more character and imagery within the simple design. For instance, you can get the Flash running full speed inside the lightning bolt, giving it a 3D effect. The lightning bolt image is an ideal conversation starter and a very righteous graphic to have. You can ink this tattoo on the forearm, upper arm, and chest.
- Action Pose
This tattoo is all about seeing your favorite superhero in action. Spider-Man has his webs, and Superman has his cape soaring through the clouds. What the Flash has is his insane ability to run faster than the speed of sound. So, you can have him all dressed up in his costume in the classic running position. You can tweak out this a little bit to give it more of an edge. The Flash runs so fast in the comic books and television series, leaving a fire trail and smoke behind. In this tattoo design, the Flash is in hot pursuit, full-motion, and on his way toward some action.
- The Flash in Battle
A superhero is not a real superhero if he isn’t fighting against crime. This tattoo not only shows off the Flash’s superhuman abilities but also shows the hero fighting evil forces. This is an idea you can play around with however you like it. Supervillains are equally important as the hero’s themselves. After all, if it weren’t for the bad guys, we would not need protection. The main arc enemy of Flash in both the comic book and the television series is a deranged psychopath ‘Zoom.’ Zoom also has the ability to run faster than the speed of light. This allows him to cross over to other dimensions in space and time. A battle scene that includes Flash and Professor Zoom is an incredible body art piece.
As you can see, the Flash tattoos can look truly incredible on the skin. If you are one of his fans, you can find your perfect design and ink it on the body.