Tattoo Mania for iPhone OS Review


Handy Game’s Tattoo Mania puts you in the seat of a tattoo artist in charge of your very own tattoo shop.

Every tattoo you paint on your customers earns you points.  The faster and more precise you are the more points you earn.

But watch out.  Everyone has their own pain threshold and if you exceed it you might find your shop quickly out of business.

Let’s take a look at the game.

You start the game by hoping off your chopper and entering the shop.


Your customers line up along the right side of the screen waiting for your expertise with the tattoo gun.


You have to work quickly but efficiently to keep your client base.


To start working on a customer you drag them from the right side of the screen into the middle.

Remember to start with the impatient ones first or they’ll bolt.


Using your finger you fill in the tattoo by painting the black color inside the lines.


There are several tattoo templates which appear in various locations on your clients bodies.

Some are large are require you to scroll around the screen.


When you’re finished a design you move on to the next customer.


As you move through the game more customers appear, the designs get more challenging and the game pace quickens.

Screen shot 2009-09-08 at 10.42.10 AM

The game features hard core rock and roll to keep you occupied while you play.  The graphics are decent but the game is somewhat repetitive.  I’d also like to see color tattoos added to the game as well.  For now all the ink work is done in black.

Still if you’re into tattoos but don’t have the training to do the real thing give Tattoo Mania a try.  A free lite version is available.

Tattoo Mania is available in the iTunes App Store.

M.S.R.P. – $3.99

What I like – decent graphics, smooth gameplay.

What I don’t like – can be repetitive, over-priced at $3.99

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, buying from our links gives Gear Diary a small commission.

About the Author

Gear Diary Staff
Gear Diary was founded on September 30, 2006, with the goal to create a website that would not easily be labeled. Everyone who is part of Gear Diary is a professional who uses technology in their work and daily lives. On this site, we share our enthusiasm while exploring the gear we use — the equipment that makes our lives easier, more entertaining, more productive, and more manageable. Our hope is that Gear Diary visitors find this site to be a welcoming, friendly, and accessible place to learn about and discuss interesting topics — and not only those that are tech-related! Gear Diary is a place to discover and explore all kinds of new gear, including smartphones, computers, kitchen gadgets, Toys, EDC, camping gear, or even your next new car! You can follow us on Twitter @GearDiarySite.

1 Comment on "Tattoo Mania for iPhone OS Review"

  1. Review: Tattoo Mania for iPhone OS: Handy Game’s Tattoo Mania puts you in the seat of a tattoo artist in c..

Comments are closed.