Take one Pokemon, one impaired dude (no judgment, mate, seriously – we all do silly stuff now and then), and a community of delightfuly batshit-crazy redditors, and you have an explosion of recursive, gentle insanity that shows no sign of stopping.
This is Charmander. He’s a cute Pokemon creature.
This is Charmander as envisioned by Vaughn Pinpin over at Hat Boy, in the style of Tim Burton.
This is the result when you try to tattoo this on yourself, while fuzzed with alcohol and Xanax, and pretty much zero art skills.
This is what happens when you post said tattoo to reddit, and stuff gets real in a hurry. Above: Digitized version of the tattoo.
Vinylized version of the digitized tattoo
Ring made from vinylized version of the digitized tattoo
Teeshirt version of the vinylized digitized tattoo.
The rabbit hole goes deeper: Hoodie version with the photo of the teeshirt of… well, you get the idea.
MTG card with the teeshirt design
Plush version of the digitized version of the original tattoo
Jewelry version of the digitized version of the original tattoo.
Mosaic version of the digitized Charmander tattoo
8-inch tall Sculpture
As a video game character
Video version of “Crappy tattoo, I choose you!”
High-def 3D rendering
Put it on your nails, why not?
Bes’ birfday cake eva.
How many are beginning to feel about this whole thing…
And the beat goes on. Mind you, all of this went down in just a couple of days; who knows how many levels deep this inception-like mind-twister will go?
Edit: Added 11/1/2015
Crappy Hallowe’en costume.
Not everyone is happy. Some people are like:
As for me, I’m curious to see how long this lasts.
The Old Wolf has spoken.