World’s Worst Pokemon Tattoo Takes Over Internet

Few bad tattoos go as far as this interesting interpretation of Charmander which was posted on Reddit by a user who reported that his friend was a little intoxicated when he decided to give himself a tattoo with no prior artistic experience.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/16/man-gets-drunk-inks-worst-ever-pokemon-tattoo-on-his-stomach-5153506/ Source: Daily Mail/Reddit

This side by side comparison shows the real animated Charmander and the man’s tattoo, which looks like a cross between a creature from ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and the doodle of a young child.

Interestingly, the man’s new ink was inspired by this Tim Burton style drawing by Illustrator Hat Boy, posted on Tumblr. Too bad the actual tattoo falls more than a little short of Hat Boy’s creative rendition.

http://hatboy.tumblr.com/post/29901798183/charmander-004-tim-burton-pokemans Source: Tumblr/Hat Boy

The tattoo was SO BAD that its actually gone on to inspire some ‘Bad Charmander’ Pokemon merchandise which users are sharing all over social media, including this ‘one of a kind’ plush which sold on ebay for $30 USD.

http://mashable.com/2015/04/16/charmander-meme-shartmander/ Source: Mashable

Or this stylish Charmander steel water bottle…

http://www.gamezone.com/news/i-don-t-know-why-but-i-wrote-about-the-vinylized-digitized-and-original-charmander-tattoo-3415421 Source: Game Zone

Or this lovely necklace -perfect for your special lady…

https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/32qe45/whats_the_story_with_this_shitty_charmander_tattoo/ Source: Reddit

This t-shirt which allows you to proudly wear the horrendous tattoo yourself (without the permanent ink of course)…

http://imgur.com/3B8QoOO Source: Imgur

This nice zippered pouch for storing your Pokemon cards…

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lennetfab/works/14589339-charmander-tattoo-fail?p=pouch Source: Redbubble

And it of course inspired a few memes:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/guys-bad-pokemon-tattoo-becomes-the-talk-of-the-144115244.html http://www.theladbible.com/articles/guy-gets-terrible-charmander-tattoo-after-getting-high-on-drugs The lad bible http://www.gamezone.com/news/i-don-t-know-why-but-i-wrote-about-the-vinylized-digitized-and-original-charmander-tattoo-3415421 Source: Gamezone



Laura Gooyers

Laura Gooyers

Laura Gooyers has been writing about everything from music to movies for Goliath since 2015.