Ninja gets Fortnite inspired tattoo by celebrity tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste
- Fortnite star Ninja recently received his very first tattoo for a charitable cause
- The pro-video gamer has been very active as of late in raising funds for charity
- Ninja’s popularity online has skyrocketed alongside Fortnite’s in recent months
Fortnite star Ninja is making his love of the popular video game a permanent part of him.
The elite pro gamer recently raised more than $300,000 (£230,000) for charitable causes to get his first tattoos, according to Dexerto.
At least one of his tattoos will be none other than the Fortnite Llama that players have come to know and love.
Pro video gamer Ninja recently got his first tattoo from celebrity tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste
The video gaming star has often been using his popularity on YouTube and Twitch for charity as of late, participating in recent events like the GuardianCon streamer marathon to raise funds for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Since then, he’s once again helped to raise funding for the hospital by getting his first tattoos, the first of which will be ‘Ninja’ in Japanese and the other the Fortnite Llama.
For the tattoos, he enlisted the aid of celebrity tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste, notable for working with a number of Instagram, YouTube and other social media stars as well as celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar.
The two were thought to have linked up at the recent 2018 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California before hitting up Lacoste’s tattoo parlor.
Although he reportedly didn’t have enough time for the Llama tattoo, he vowed to get it done sometime in the near future.
Ninja and Lacoste later took to social media to proudly show off the pro gamer’s new Japanese lettering tattoo of his video gaming name.
Who is Ninja?
Ninja is a professional video gamer known for being the most popular streamer currently on Twitch with more than eight million followers.
He was born as Richard Blevins on June 5, 1991 and grew up in Grayslake, Illinois.
A longtime video gamer, he first started playing Halo 3 professionally in 2009 for a number of professional teams and later started streaming in 2011 on Justin.tv and Twitch.
Ninja soon started streaming Fortnite in 2017, growing his number of followers by a staggering 250 per cent between September 2017 and March 2018 as the game’s popularity quickly skyrocketed. He also boasts more than 13.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
While streaming Fortnite, Ninja broke Twitch’s individual game streaming record while playing with Drake, Travis Scott and professional American football player JuJu Schuster-Smith in March 2018, later breaking his own record just a month later in April 2018.
He also won a 100-player Pro-Am tournament at E3 2018 for charity while playing alongside celebrity partner EDM DJ Marshmello.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is an action-shooter video game developed and published by Epic Games that currently boasts a worldwide player base in excess of 125 million people.
The game’s popular battle royale mode sees 100 players battle it out in a match to determine the last man standing at the end of it.
The video game is currently available to play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. An Android version of the hit game is also under development and expected to be released sometime in the near future.