To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Diablo, Blizzard has announced that it’ll be helping select fans show off their passion for the franchise–permanently–with a tattoo shop takeover tour. The tour will be a global event and will begin in Los Angeles, travel through Europe, and eventually end in Australia.
Blizzard added that “some of the world’s greatest tattoo artists” will be involved and will create tattoo designs inspired by the Diablo universe with their own unique art style for a few of the world’s biggest Diablo fans.
Anyone interested in some devilish ink can share their connection with the Diablo franchise on the game’s various social media platforms, and if their story gets selected, they’ll win a custom Diablo tattoo from one of the headlining artists. Provided that they’re over the age of 18, that is. Even if you don’t win, you can still appear at one of the tattoo studios to get some fresh ink, and temporary flash tattoos will be available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event runs from July 16 to September 10, and will include the following tattoo studios and artists along the way:
Date: July 16Studio: Vatican StudiosHeadlining Artist: Dmitry Troshin
Date: July 23Studio: Mayday Tattoo Co.Headlining Artist: Pony Lawson
Date: July 30Studio: Inked NYCHeadlining Artist: DJ Tambe
Date: August 6Studio: Till The End TattoosHeadlining Artist: Tatu Baby
Date: August 13Studio: Noir Ink StudioHeadlining Artist: Thomas Jarlier
Date: August 18Studio: Das Kabinett StudioHeadlining Artist: Matteo Maldenti
Date: September 3Studio: Oculus TattooHeadlining Artist: Beny Pearce
Date: September 10Studio: Little Tokyo TattooHeadlining Artist: Jimi May
In other Diablo 4 news, last week’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase showed off the fifth and final class, the Necromancer, for the game. A Diablo 4 beta is also apparently on the way and you can check out our Diablo 4 interview with Blizzard that provides more details on endgame activities, customization, and the new Legendary system for creative crafting. Blizzard has also been embroiled in lawsuits and allegations brought against it, which range from worker discrimination through to potential ethics violations. To see a full list of everything going on, you can check out GameSpot’s Activision Blizzard lawsuits timeline.