Tattoo is a rugged-looking grown man with a medium-sized beard and unkempt hair. His wardrobe consists mainly of a fringed leather jacket, pants, and belt. His most noticeable feature, and the obvious source of his name, is a large tattoo stretching from cheek to cheek and from forehead to nose dorsum - the tattoo appears to be either a butterfly or a design similar to a Rorschach test image.
As a thief from the dangerous Ogre Street, Tattoo mostly goes for his victims in a combined attack with his friends. He is known for using a knife and shows no remorse in maiming and dismembering his opponents.
Little is known about Tattoo, aside from his rowdy nature and apparent acquaintanceship with Robert E. O. Speedwagon, the two of them both originating from Ogre Street. He is first introduced when he, along with Speedwagon and a Kempo Fighter, ambush Jonathan Joestar during his journey to find a cure for his father's illness. He is the first to attack Jonathan using a knife - quickly becoming shocked and incredulous when Jonathan stops the blade with only a gloved hand.
Later in the series, after the mansion battle, Speedwagon decides to visit Jonathan in the hospital, with Tattoo and the Kempo Master along for the ride (likely implying that they have changed their criminal ways along with Speedwagon). Concerned for his friend's health, Tattoo suggests that Speedwagon relax due to his own injuries, but was promptly ignored.
At the end of Part 1, he is seen in the group that sees Jonathan and Erina off on their honeymoon to America, along with the Kempo Master.
Chapters / Episodes
Tattoo appears in the game as part of Speedwagon's moveset and exclusive Style titled Ogre Street (
Using the move, Go nuts with those knives, boys!, Tattoo will attack Speedwagon's target, but will also attack the nearest opponent if Speedwagon is not locked on to anybody.
Diamond Records (Android/iOS)
Tattoo appears in Diamond Records as part of Speedwagon's moveset, alongside the Kempo Master. In Action Battle, he can be summoned to attack once with his knife, or be summoned alongside Kempo Fighter to help Speedwagon fight off opponents for a limited time. However, in Tactical Battle he can only be summoned to do single attacks.
Tattoo also appears on his own as an enemy character.