- Skyrim’s “arrow to the knee” meme has become so iconic that a player got it tattooed on their body, showcasing the game’s enduring popularity.
- The Skyrim community continues to find new ways to pay tribute to the game, from mods to hand-crafted models, highlighting its dedicated fan base.
A Skyrim player online has taken the leap and turned the game’s “arrow to the knee” meme into a tattoo on their own body. This particular quote remains one of the most iconic video game memes ever, and is sure to bring nostalgia to anyone who played Skyrim upon its initial release.
Skyrim remains one of the most-played RPGs out there, with its dedicated PC modding scene breathing new life into the game frequently with new content and updated visuals bringing it up to 2023 standards. Over the years, the game has garnered one of the biggest fan bases around, who continue to find new ways to pay tribute to Bethesda’s classic RPG. From in-game mods to hand-crafted model replicas, it seems like the community has every base covered when it comes to Skyrim fan creations. The game is still one of the most engrossing RPGs ever made, with plenty of games afterward just trying to recapture the lightning in a bottle that Bethesda discovered in 2011.
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Skyrim has established its position in the gaming industry as well as the public eye, and it will not disappear from it anytime soon.
Redditor AhhAGoose shared the tattoo, which makes fun of the Skyrim guard line, “I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee.” The tattoo itself is a relatively simple design, with the arrow entering the knee at one end and emerging out of the other. There have been plenty of interesting Skyrim tattoos over the years, but this one certainly takes the creativity to the next level. It’s a credit to the game’s longevity that games are still paying tribute to it on their own body over a decade after release.
It isn’t the first time that a Skyrim player online has made creative use of this particular meme. One gamer took the same concept, getting a Skyrim arrow tattoo to cover up a scar on their knee. It’s a level of dedication to be admired – not everyone would be willing to make fun of an in-game meme to this extreme.
While gamers are still finding creative ways to pay homage to Skyrim, the wait goes on for The Elder Scrolls 6, which was first announced back in 2018. The Elder Scrolls 6 remains one of the top RPGs that gamers are excited for, however, news on the title has been extremely hard to come by. The hope among the community is that now Starfield is released, an Elder Scrolls sequel will really begin to ramp up production. It would make sense – Bethesda has generally jumped from one major project to the next, with significant gaps between releases. With this in mind, The Elder Scrolls 6 is still likely to be a few years away yet.
Skyrim is a beloved game for a reason. There is so much to do in the game, and with the new anniversary updates, even veteran players will have a fresh experience if they haven’t played it in a few years.
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- The Elder Scrolls
- PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5, Switch
- November 11, 2011
- RPG, Action, Adventure
- M for Mature: Use of Alcohol, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes