Two entities that often inspire a large group of enthusiastic fans are trucks and movies. These two things combined in a ridiculous way with Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time, and a pickup truck, the best-selling type of vehicle in North America. He knows “Mr. Avatar”, a Canadian man with Avatar tattoos all over his body and his crazy Avatar-themed van. Now that the sequel, Avatar: The Path of Waterhit theaters, it’s exploding with joy.
Tattoos cover 95% of the body of ‘Mr. Avatar’
Avatar, released in 2009, was groundbreaking with its innovative 3D technology showing the fictional moon of Pandora and the Na’vi people colored blue. The film garnered a large following of die-hard fans, or “Avatards.” However, Raymond Knowles, a carpenter from Edmonton, Canada, took this fandom to a whole new level with his tattoos and his truck.
Knowles made her body a shrine to Neytiri, the film’s Na’vi warrior princess, played by actress Zoe Saldaña. Since the movie came out 13 years ago, Knowles gradually added these Avatar tattoos so that they cover 95% of her body. Her tattoos earned her the “Mr. Nickname “Avatar”.
Knowles said CBC News that he thinks that Avatar It is the best movie ever. He loves everything about the movie and he loves all of James Cameron’s movies, the producer of Avatar. However, Knowles especially connects with the film’s environmental message and empathy for indigenous people, and how she reflects on the problems with open-pit mining in Canada and “the government taking people’s land for profit.” “.
His love for the movie, and especially for Neytiri, inspired him to get the tattoos and wrap his Chevy truck in Avatar stickers. Knowles got his first tattoo of her about two months after the film’s release. Before that, she never had a tattoo. Her body was a clean slate, free of ink. However, after getting the first tattoo, she kept adding and adding more.
Knowles said: “I have blue skin color from head to toe. I also have some figures on my body of Neytiri, the one that more or less inspired me to do this to myself.”
The van is as wild as the tattoos.
Knowles takes his Avatar fandom on the road for all to see with his Chevrolet truck, which features elaborate Avatar graphics. He is just as wild and crazy as the body he tattooed on him. Draped in vivid blue and purple hues, the truck features many elements from the film, with a particular focus on Neytiri.
There are plenty of images of the warrior princess in the truck, including a great close-up of her eyes, with the words “I SEE YOU.” There is also a “NEYTIRI” courtesy plaque. Maybe “Mr. Avatar” is in love with Neytiri. Also, the truck has papyrus font ads for Knowle’s carpentry business, which is called, of course, “Mr. Avatar.”
In an interview with lauren hunter, Knowles said that, in total, he spent between $45,000 and $50,000 on his Avavator decor. About $30,000 of that is for her tattoos. Another $4,500 is for her truck, and the rest is “stuff” at her house.
Speaking to CBC News, Knowles said: “The truck is just the beginning. I’ll keep driving it and showing it, and one of these days it might mean something to somebody.” Additionally, in a Facebook message to Rolling Stone, wrote: “People think I’m obsessed. So I have a weird sticker on my truck and a tattoo. That’s the joke I use.”
‘Mr. Avatar’ is excited about the new sequel, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’
Knowles has been patiently awaiting the highly anticipated sequel to Avatar. It was originally supposed to come out in 2014. However, it was constantly delayed: until 2015, then 2016 and 2017. After that, the release was supposed to be in December 2021, but the pandemic pushed it back another year. And finally, on December 16, 2022, the sequel, Avatar: The Path of Waterhit theaters.
Knowles is excited about the new movie. He wrote to Rolling Stone: “Yeah, waiting for the second was way overdue. Many times over the years I thought it would never be over and get out.”
Dreams of romantic trips with his van in Pandora
Along with the second installment, there are plans for three more. Avatar Aftermath Knowles is likely to have plenty of reasons to celebrate in the years to come, as he expresses his fandom with his crazy Avatar tattoos and pickup truck.
“Mr. Avatar” may also dream of taking Neytiri for a “sweet ride” in his truck on Pandora’s moon. After all, she is the main inspiration for the truck and tattoos. However, Neytiri and the other Na’Vi people in the movie are around 10 feet tall, so you’ll probably have to ride in the van.