“Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse” just hit theaters, and what could feed our excitement more than looking at sick tattoos from the original film? When “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” came out in 2018, it stole fans’ hearts with a whirlwind of vibrant animation, heart-gripping storytelling and endearing characters. As a result, it’s undeniable that any viewer—from fans of the MCU to newcomers—is able to enjoy this film and walk away with a palpable sense of hope and exhilaration.
This stunning film features the bubbly Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, who finds himself next up on the “bitten-by-a-radioactive-spider” agenda and becoming the next hero in the Spider-Man succession. In the wake of this news, the wicked villain Kingpin wields an overpowered device called the Super-Collider, which holds the ability to bridge gaps between dimensions and bring people from one dimension into another. What he didn’t account for, though, was a small yet mighty army of Spider-People (and one Spider-Ham) from all different dimensions banding together to foil his plans. The question is, will their joint power be enough to stop Kingpin and restore balance throughout the universe?
This cross-dimensional hodgepodge, while distressing for our characters, made for an incredible viewing experience. The Spider-Verse lends itself to jaw-dropping tattoos, and the film does a fantastic job of making the viewer feel planted in the world of a vivid and eclectic comic book. Morales’ thoughts appear above his head in bright yellow captions while explosive fight scenes are superimposed with colorful “BOOM”s, “BANG”s and “THWIP”s—it’s every kid’s dream.
The characters, as well, are iconic in their respective looks, from Gwen Stacy’s chic hoodie to Peni Parker’s robot accomplice and Spider-Ham’s comical cuteness. Truly, though, nothing can beat the black spray-painted suit sported by Miles Morales himself, with his hand-graffitied spider logo splayed across his chest and blazing red Jordans to match.
For all those who’ve been touched by this film and eagerly await its sequel, let’s re-enter the Spider-Verse with this world of phenomenal tattoos. How will you know when you’re ready to get one, you might ask? The answer is, you won’t. It’s a leap of faith—that’s all it is, reader. A leap of faith.