My name is Micah Martin, a 24 year old Guild Wars enthusiast from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Through my teenage years it was GW1 that kept me sane and safe during hard times. While out in the real world I’d get bullied and never given a minutes peace, I always knew when I came home I’d have the guild/alliance I was in to chat to. We’d run duo Underworld runs or FoW and it’d always make me so happy to have that community to rely on when my mood was low.
I moved to Guild Wars 2 much later in life when I finally had my own gaming PC. And it’s all but consumed me completely.
This is why when I decided to go and get a new tattoo, I decided to start a Guild Wars based piece, starting with Dwayna on my upper arm. Money is tight so it still requires shading, but hopefully at some point I can eventually complete the piece with Lyssa, Melandru, Grenth and Balthazar.
No matter if in 10 or 20 years down the line I don’t have Guild Wars in my life, I’ll always remember how much it meant to me. The communities and friendships I formed and the fun and safety it provided during the tough times.
Tattoo by Joe Mullan of Joker Tattoo Studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland.