Friend of redditor yllwsnow2 got super wasted and decided to tattoo this hot mess on himself (though it could be just a marker drawing). The burnt-to-a-crisp Charmander is based on HatBoy’s brilliant Tim Burton-styled Pokemon.

Naturally, the Internet ran with it. In no time at all the tattoo was a meme that evolved into t-shirts, bottles, jewelry, cross stitch patterns, and more.

See some of the best tributes to this awesomely bad tattoo after the break…

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Fashionably Geek reader EmmaLee previously sent us pics of her Firefly Serenity tattoo in progress, and followed up with these updates.

Working with artist Aarron Laidig at Red Region, her “Leaf on the Wind” watercolor tattoo has been joined by beautifully dramatic flowing leaves. Next month she plans on adding blue wind elements, paint brush platters, and the words “Watch How I Soar”. I can’t wait to see her completed piece.

Check out an additional pic after the break…

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This back tattoo combines Star Wars with feudal Japan to create an incredible scene. While Luke and Vader duel, Leia sits reading a scroll featuring plans for the Death Star. Ignigokt and Err from Aqua Teen Hunger Force were there too.

Wait, what?

It’s the work of Eddie Stacey of Ink & Dagger Tattoo in Roswell, Georgia.

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Redditor Mneneon has a birthmark on his hand an arm that resembles a map of a world that doesn’t exist. He traced the edges in black to highlight the continents (a tattoo would be awesome) and he plans to name them at some point—preferably with the help of a linguist or a cartographer. I can definitely see an entire story unfolding based on this imaginary world.

See more pictures in the gallery after the break.

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This amazing tattoo sleeve will turn your eyeballs into dirty liars. Unfortunately, details are lacking, so we don’t know who created, or who wears, this inked masterpiece. However, we are afforded a good look thanks to the video after the jump, which is repetitive so you can try over and over again to take it all in.

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First came The Dress, then the memes about The Dress, then t-shirts based on the meme about The Dress and now?

Now 24-year-old Texas piercer Daniel Howland has a tattoo about the meme about the dress because they thought the meme was “stupid”.

What’s next? A series based on The Dress?

Check out his Instagram post after the break.

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For those who have gone under the needle, many would say that their ink had been chosen with great care and the meaning is special, personal, and meant to last forever. We’ve seen amazing geeky tattoos from fans paying homage to their favorite characters and even their child’s childhood drawings for lasting memories, but Adam and Tanya Phillip did something even more special. They decided to get tattoos to match their daughter’s birthmark to make her feel less alone.

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Read more about these tattoos of love after the break.

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Fashionably Geek reader EmmaLee sent us pictures of a Firefly Serenity tattoo she’s currently working on with Aarron Laidig at Red Region.

Kudos for choosing Shannon Thomas’ Serenity splatter print as the basis for the design. Absolutely gorgeous.

More pics here (slightly NSFW)

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“I’ve made a huge mistake.”

Broke up with your boyfriend and want to get that face tattoo removed? Ordinarily, that would mean that you’ve got a painful laser-removal process in your future. However, researcher Alex Falkenham of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia has been working on a cream removal process and it looks like it might actually work. According to the CBC:

Falkenham’s topical cream works by targeting the macrophages that have remained at the site of the tattoo. New macrophages move in to consume the previously pigment-filled macrophages and then migrate to the lymph nodes, eventually taking all the dye with them.

There are lots of removal creams on the market with dubious efficacy, but this one looks promising. Plus it might be cheap. The estimated cost is just 4.5 Canadian cents per treatment to remove a 10 x 10 centimeter square.

Before you get too hopeful about painlessly removing that tribal tattoo you got in the ’90s, keep in mind that FDA has yet to approve any of the current creams on the market and Falkenham is still in the testing phase.

(via Gizmodo)

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Many thanks to Linette Cox for sharing her awesome photo! The Star Wars tatooo is the work of Jeannie Rae at Emerald City Tattoo in Lake City, WA.

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