Released: 1 Jan 2011

Take a slotwise look at the inky world of the tattoo parlour, in a title with piercing gameplay

Hot Ink Slot

Hot Ink Slot Online

Ready to get inked? Tattoo is among humanity's earliest and most ubiquitous art forms. Cultures from every habitable continent have embedded permanent dyes in their bodies for more than 5000 years—as mystical wards, status symbols, rites of passage, or simply as personal decoration. That tradition continues today and even managed to become an inspiration for an online slot game. Presenting Hot Ink slots – an online video slot from Microgaming inspired by the ancient art of tattooing. It has some nice animations to boast with as well, such as this one Koi Fish Symbol which turns into Yin-and-Yang, but more on the symbols later.

Hot Ink Slots Overview

Hot Ink slots uses Microgaming’s 1024 ways to win payline structure across its five reels and four rows and that means you’ll land a win as long as the symbols are in adjacent reels. 

The game has been designed to emulate the classic aesthetic of tattoos with a busy and cluttered game screen filled with all sorts of patterns and intricate details. There’s a great range of tattoo-related symbols; the low value symbols depict some iconic tattoo subjects such as eight balls, hearts, stars, flaming dice and a lucky horseshoe.

Players will also find spinning images which depict the tattoo parlour itself. But the most interesting symbols are those which represent the tattoo artists – Luci the Gothic brunette and Angel the blonde bombshell.

The Tattoo Bonus symbol triggers that particular bonus, the fish tattoo activates the free spins and the Hot Ink logo is wild.

How To Play Hot Ink Slots

There is a whole process of preparation before getting inked, and it’s the same with Hot Ink slots. So, the first thing you need to do is pick a bet that works for you. Since the game has a mandatory 1024 ways bet scheme, all you have to do is pick how many coins you want to wager. Use the ‘Coins’ button to change the amount of money you're wagering. Click ‘Bet Max’ to play with the highest bet, or use ‘Spin’ to play at the selected bet.

How To Win Hot Ink Slots

Like we mentioned briefly above, this is a 1024 ways-to-win slot, with 4 rows across the reels. So, any symbols which appear in absolutely any position on these reels (as long as they are aligned going from left to right) will result in payouts.

The two tattoo artists are not simply interesting for the fact that they are drop dead gorgeous, but also because they will pay out a line bet multiplier worth 750x when five appear on adjacent reels. Plus, these two characters will team up to award spinners with mixed pays. So, if you come across a combination of both girls on five consecutive reels, then you will be rewarded with a 500x multiplier.

The next most lucrative icon is the male tattoo artist who pays 400x the value of the line bet for a combination of five. The chairs and shop front reward up to 300x and 200x respectively. The tattoo designs are the lowest-paying game symbols with top payouts ranging from 150x to 50x.

Hot Ink Slots Bonus Features

Respin Feature

After each spin, you get the chance to respin any of the reels to try and grab a win. Keep in mind that the respin will cost you extra and each reel will be priced according to the likelihood of a win being  landed. You can respin a reel as many times as you like.

Tattoo Bonus

Land three, four or five of the Tattoo Bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you trigger this mini-game. You will see three albums of tattoos displayed on the screen and you must click them in the hope of finding the same tattoo in each one. If you succeed, you will get ten free spins with all wins doubled. Even if you don’t, you’ll still win prizes for each symbol you reveal.

Free Spins

Koi Carp is a popular tattoo design which represents good luck and fortune and if you land three or more of these anywhere on the reels, you’ll be awarded with twenty free spins. Also, all your wins will be doubled and you can re-trigger the spins from within this feature.

Our Hot Ink Slots Review

Hot Ink slots is a great-looking game with a rock music soundtrack and some creative bonus features. If you are looking for a slot machine with a bit of edginess about it, then Hot Ink is right choice. Never mind all of those childish novelty games, it's time to play a slot machine that is actually cool for a change.

What else can we say? If you’re the type of player who is into fun and original themes, give Hot Ink slots a try! Even if tattoos simply aren’t your thing, you will definitely enjoy this video slot!

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