Tough guy tattoo

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Tough guy tatoo
Japanese いかりのタトゥー
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (remakes only)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

The tough guy tattoo is an accessory in the Dragon Quest franchise.


Dragon Quest III remakes only[edit]

The tough guy tattoo has an attack bonus of +8 in addition to temporarily changing their personality to Thug.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The tough guy tattoo provides an attack boost of +8. It can be purchased in the Argonian Bazaar for 2,400 Gold and sold for 1,200 Gold.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The tough guy tattoo has an attack bonus of +6 and a one star rarity. All classes can use it. It is created through the alchemy recipe of 1 terrible tattoo + 1 aggressence. Mega moais, ghouls, claw hammers, and Goreham-Hogg drop it.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]


  • A removable tattoo with a strange design. Increases attack power when worn. (Description when selecting the Tough guy tattoo in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)
  • A mark that magnifies muscle and musters fighting might. (Description in Dragon Quest IX)