There have been extreme Marvel fans for decades, long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever existed. Since then, the fandom has only grown with the release of more movies, each one more successful than the last. Yesterday, we saw the Infinity War fanatic who had seen the movie 43 times and is still going, which resulted in an invite to the Avengers 4 world premiere from the Russo Brothers. Now, we've got a look at a Marvel fan that has 31 tattoos dedicated to the legendary comic book characters.
You definitely don't want to get into the Marvel vs. DC discussion with Rick Scolamiero, who is a walking, talking billboard for Marvel. He's got comic-based art and even stuff based off of the MCU and even Sony's Marvel films as well as 21st Century Fox. This illustrated man doesn't really have space on his body for any other artwork, which also contains the likeness of Bruce Lee, Tupac Shakur, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Rick Scolamiero now hold the Guinness World Record for the most Marvel tattoos on his body. A tiny LEGO version of Deadpool resides on one of his feet while a LEGO version of Daredevil resides on the other foot. Scarlet Johansson's Black Widow is featured on his torso and is pretty large. Elsewhere, there's Rocket, Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thanos, Silver Surfer, and has Vision on his butt cheek. On his other butt cheek is Spider-Man 2099, which is pretty strange... Black Cat on his inner left thigh and Hulk on his inner right thigh were the most painful, according to Scolamiero.
Stan Lee signed the Canadian Marvel fanatic's wrist, so that has also been fashioned into a tattoo as well. All of that tattoos on Rick Scolamiero's body are of excellent quality, which makes one wonder how much everything cost all together. There's some serious ink here with some pretty obscure characters next to some of the most famous. Even more baffling is that he only started getting tattoos back in 2011, meaning that he's accumulated all of this ink in less than a decade.
Here is the full list of all 31 Marvel tattoos that Rick Scolamiero has had done since 2011:
Mystique - neck
Galactus - left shoulder, top
Silver Surfer - left tricep
Phoenix - left inner bicep
Wolverine - left inner forearm
Spider-Man - left outer forearm
Black Widow - left abdomen
Spider-Man 2099 - left buttock
Doc Octopus - left hip
Mary Jane - left outer quadriceps
Black Cat - left inner quadriceps
Gwen Stacy - left upper hamstring
Green Goblin - left lower hamstring
Venom - left knee
Groot - left inner calf
Rocket - left inner calf
Gamora - left back calf
Star-Lord - left outer calf
Drax - left outer calf
Daredevil - left inside ankle
Deadpool - right inside ankle
Red Skull - right inside calf
Captain America - right inside calf
Loki - right outer calf
Thor - right outer calf
Iron Man - right outer quadricep
Fin Fang Foom - right quadriceps
Hulk - right inner quadriceps
Thanos - right hamstring
Ultron - right hip
Vision - right buttock
That's a pretty impressive list of Marvel tattoos to have, but what is Rick Scolamiero going to do when the next phase of the MCU ushers in some of his favorite characters? There's literally only a few more places where those could go and that does not seem fun to think about. Regardless, the man has broken the Guinness Book of World Records for the most Marvel tattoos, so check all of them out in the video below, provided by the Guinness World Records YouTube channel.