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Shitty Charmander, alternatively Shitmander or Shartmander, is the online nickname given to a poorly inked tattoo of the Pokemon character Charmander that went viral after a photograph of the finished work was submitted to Reddit in April 2015.
On April 14th, 2015, Redditor Yllwsnow2 uploaded an image of a black-faced lizard-like creature tattooed on his friend with the caption "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" (shown below). Within first 48 hours, the original image on Imgur garnered more than 2.4 million views, while the Reddit post reached the front page and garnered than 5,108 points and 1,200 comments.
In the comments section, Redditor gotNoodles pointed out the similarity between the tattoo and a Tim Burtonian fan illustration of the Pokemon character drawn by Tumblr artist Hatboy (shown below, far left).
On April 15th, Imgur highlighted the overnight trend with a selection of notable fan artworks on its official blog in a post titled "That Escalated Quickly". On April 16th, a standalone subreddit devoted to the fan art meme was created on Reddit at /r/shartmander, as well a Twitter account with the identical handle @Charmander. Later that day, Redditor Yllwsnow2 followed up on his original post with another photograph revealing the face of the friend with a timestamped message addressed to /r/funny.
 Reddit – 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
 Reddit – I don't know why, but I digitized that guy's shitty Charmander tattoo
 Reddit – To clarify, here's our "artist" that was drunk and on Xanax when he tattooed a shitty Charmander on himself.
 Reddit – What's the story with this shitty Charmander tattoo?
 The Daily What – Fail of the Day: This Terrible Charmander Pokemon Tattoo Has Inspired the Internet
 Metro – Man gets drunk, inks worst ever Pokémon tattoo on his stomach
 The Daily Dot – This awful Pokemon tattoo is taking over the Internet
 Independent – This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander from Pokemon on yourself, drunk, and with no experience
 Complex – This Guy Got the Most Hideous Pokémon Tattoo You'll Ever See
 Uproxx – This Guy’s Crappy Pokemon Tattoo Became An Internet Sensation
 Imgur – That Escalated Quickly
 Reddit – /r/shartmander
 Twitter – @Shartmander
Apr 16, 2015 at 07:15PM EDT
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