Charmander Gets Charbroiled in Man’s Drunken Tattoo
Protip: don't tattoo your own stomach for the first time while drunk and on Xanax, otherwise you'll end up with a Shartmander tattoo.
There are some times when we look back on our tattoos and wish that maybe we didn't get our ex's name forever branded on our butt. If you thought that was a bad tattoo idea, you should check out this guy's "black face Charmander tattoo" (courtesy of Kotaku). Personally, I think that the tattoo looks like it was Charmander's lunch or something. But if you're wondering what would ever drive someone to do that to himself, the answer is alcohol, Xanax and whole lot of stupidity.
The entire thing came out on a Reddit Pokemon-themed thread titled 'My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.' The poster was yllwsnow2 and apparently the tattoo is actually based on a real rendition of someone's Tim Burton-influenced Charmander drawing. While it is actually a thing, the tattoo still looks nothing like Vaughn Pinpin's drawing.
Pinpin, in turn, is definitely not amused by the amount of attention his drawings are getting, especially the kind of attention they're getting. A lot of the recreations and memes that you can see below are definitely more based off of Pinpin's drawing and not off the random drunk guy's tattoo. Plus, nicknaming the tattoo "Shartmander" probably isn't helping things.
We will just have to wait and see where this entire Shartmander thing goes and if Pinpin will ever get the credit he deserves for being the inspiration for the tattoo. We should note that the tattoo itself does look kind of fake, as if it were done with a pen or sharpie.