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That terrible Charmander tattoo is actually pretty good

You might have seen the above tattoo already today. Reported on reddit by user yllowsnow2, this was allegedly meant to be Charmander. Not only that but the artist drew it on himself while drunk and taking Xanax. When he apparently asked the next morning why no one had stopped him, it turns out that friends had tried multiple times. While such behaviour definitely shouldn't be encouraged, it's reassuring to know that this was never meant to be the orange starter Pokemon after all and is significantly better for it.

Reported elsewhere as a reaction memes - yes the internet reacts fast, but not that fast - the below Pokemon-meets-Tim-Burton artwork is actually from illustrator and designer Vaughn Pinpin from back in 2012. So while it perhaps isn't the tattoo that dreams are made of, this unnamed twenty seven year old has far better drawing skills upside down and inebriated than the rest of us. However, spare a thought, it is etched on his stomach forever.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.