Michael Scofield Tattoo
Blueprints of the prison, hidden in the tattoo, are highlighted by visual effects in the series pilot .
The tattoo of the protagonist of the American television series, Prison Break, is featured prominently throughout the series and contributes a large part to the plot of the show in its first two seasons. The protagonist of the show, Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller) creates an elaborate plan to break himself and his wrongly-convicted death-row inmate brother, Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell) out of Fox River State Penitentiary. In order to help himself remember the finer details of his plan, Michael created a tattoo, which also had hidden within it, the blueprint of the prison. During production, the complete tattoo takes around five hours to be applied onto the actor. In the fourth season premiere, Michael has the tattoo removed with the help of Homeland Security Special Agent Donald Self.