Spotted this on Facebook.
By - zoyaa5
I like it but my taste is questionable.
I like the art. The words are an odd choice.
The words are perfect when you consider that Scooby Doo is a true crime series for kids
You made me realize I miss Scooby Doo. Recently, other than Rick and Morty I haven’t watched a quality cartoon in a while. I might have to play an old one.
Have you watched Bojack Horseman?
That show is more depressing than an entire 5th of bourbon
I watched it at the beginning of lockdown when I was already feeling lower then usual and I felt like shit for weeks
You could always pick yourself back up with a good Bob's Burgers binge. Then whack yourself in the crotch again with a nice sad Pixar film.
You’ve explained my entire 2020 in lockdown.
I watched the first two seasons and loved them, but the ending of S2 really put me out for a few days. All I've heard is that it gets *much* more depressing in later seasons so I still haven't finished it. One day.
im not sure if it would be better to be already depressed or upbeat before starting but just know by the end you *will* feel like shit
It gets better after it gets worse. It is always well done.
The conversation between Bojack and Diane in the final episode fucked me up for a good 4 days after watching it. The whole final season is horribly depressing, but a very fitting end to the show at the same time.
I remember watching the credits roll and just going “huh.”
It is a great ending to the show, but at the same time you’re feeling disappointed or hollow. I imagine that was the point.
I have a hard time recommending the show to anyone despite loving it, because it is so depressing
It’s like acid, if you do it in the wrong place and at the wrong time you’ll get fucked up
Finished the series while already in a very bad mental place and had a full on anxiety attack. I couldn't sleep and felt subtly terrified for days. Never watching again. I understand the amazing artistic significance and all that, but when you're trying to climb out of a black hole of depression, it is NOT the show to watch.
Straight facts, I have been in a self improvement journey since my freshman year and watching that at the beginning definitely set me back a solid 4-6 months I finished it about a year later and it’s fascinating how different mindsets that you force on yourself can affect how things manifest in you based in recent stimuli.
YMMV. It's one of my go-to shows when I'm in a black hole depression. Sometimes it'll make me anxious, a couple episodes threaten to make me cry, but the humor and the non-ultra-depressing episodes are worth the roller coaster to me.
It's one of my favorite shows, though, so that may also be a big factor.
This is super weird because it's technically a preschooler show but I highly recommend Bluey. It's really uplifting in a non preachy way. The animation is beautiful and the music is soothing. It's also funny. And short.
Yeah, half that shit hits too close.
Lol very true. It's not one I can rewatch very often. It's really good, but if you're already feeling depressed, it can make things a lot worse.
I second this recommendation. It's fun, hilarious and emotionally devastating.
Only watch Bojack if you want to make yourself depressed.
I gotta give Big Mouth a shout-out too
My brain was just repeating “eh I don’t know if I like this or not” the whole time I was watching that show. I still don’t have an answer
It was just odd, kind of in your face for the sake of it? While trying to seem special? But it was kind of worth the watch? I don’t know?
Kind of how I felt about that Sausage Party animated movie too
Big Mouth is awkward, vulgar, confusing, and at times difficult to watch. So exactly what a show about puberty should be.
Plus I like coming of age stuff a lot. Really brings me back to when I wasn't a full adult yet. I can't watch Moonrise Kingdom without ugly crying because it reminds me of my first love so much. I'd do a lot to go back and relive just a day of that time in my life.
I understand that, but I felt like the jokes really hit home for me. And I love the super layered and self-referential style of writing. But I also absolutely loved Sausage Party too, so I guess it all comes down to individual taste in comedy
Sausage Party was fucking terrible
Couldn't agree more, I kept thinking "I should like this" but I really don't. I fully intend on giving it a fair shake but not today...
I had to remove all firearms and sharp objects from my home after watching Bojack.
I tried to watch bojack but I just can't. The characters are too toxic and the show itself is depressing or uncomfortable.
Rick and Morty is too toxic for me, too but in different ways.
I can’t do Rick and Morty either. You’re one of the only people I’ve run into who also doesn’t want to watch it because of the toxicity
Same here, I usually get down voted for this opinion. Haha.
Its just too toxic and there's nothing redeeming about any of them. None of them have a foil to reel them in or encourage improvements, either.
My wife got super depressed from bojack and I asked her to stop watching it. Same thing happened for birdbox.
I'd recommend futurama, but I have my arm covered in a futurama tattoo
Futurama and The Simpsons (until season whenever you think it jumped the shark) are always good recommendations because both shows have heart.
Watching the end of the Jurassic Bark episode ALWAYS makes me cry. When it comes to watching Futurama, my only regret is that I have Boneitis.
I like Final Space
First season was absolutely amazing, totally hated the second one, it went too "let's sprinkle some Rick and Morty edge on top", that fucking pissing contest killed it for me.
The Last Airbender, Adventure Time, and Futurama are the ones I've watched this past year. There's just something great about starting an old show and knowing it will last you a couple months.
Steven Universe and reboot She-Ra are great magical girl shows - I feel like there were time She-Ra especially could have done more as a show, but it's a lot of fun.
Seriously check out Midnight Gospel. I’ve rewatched that gem many times.
Check out China Illinois If you can find it. The art isn't what I would call pretty, but the animation itself is great, really good timing and really fluid
[Made by these guys.](https://youtu.be/K7y2xPucnAo)
If you have amazon prime, boomerang has a 7 day free trial on prime tv. I used it to watch courage the cowardly dog with my kid and ended up keeping it because it’s only $5 a month and has some good shit, including like all the scooby doo cartoons and movies
Have you considered tattooing Scooby-Doo on your chest?
I think the words are interesting,
and it would make a cool poster.
But as a tattoo it strikes me more as
I thought this was comedy heaven
Yeah like if you’re an absolute scooby doo mega fan this would actually be an awesome piece if there were no words
I like the art for an 11 year old's lunchbox.
Hate wordy tattoos. I'm not trying to read your skin
I thought the same thing until I read the second part in a Scooby Doo voice
It would be an okay t-shirt, I think I would spend $5-$10 on it. I don't like the statements though.
I don’t mind the top statement but the bottom one is extra cringy. Remove that and the logo on the right and I think this would be much better.
I'll fucking cut my cock off before I stop liking Scooby Doo
I mean shit at least one other person likes it and I guess the tattoo artist agreed to it lol. I just think the bottom quote a little much no
Makes me think they need to do a realistic Scooby Do, not just with actors, but with realistic grit. Like the difference between the early Batman movies and the Dark Night ones
That's a "thanks but no thanks" from me.
Not gonna lie, if I was about to bang this guy and he took off his shirt, I would probably bust out laughing and walk out.
I'd bust out laughing then let him bust me
Rut ro shaggy
Ringer rin ry rutt.
I'd bust out laughing and then bust in him (if he let me)
No, I say "no homo" first.
The molecules don’t touch
Like, let's put the mask back on this one Scoob.
Fuck I could hear these comments
There’s basically zero chance that this dude wasn’t driving some kind of Mystery Machine replica. The red flags were there.
I see no red flags only green
Yeah except it looks more like The Beaver Trap from Brooklyn 99, rusted with a speedy window tint and faded paint peeling like an abandoned carnival ride.
yeah, usually they let him bang
"We'll bang, okay?"
For real though, you know this tattoo comes up in conversation about 3.5 minutes after his first name.
He legally had his name changed to Norville Rogers
You: "Norville Rogers? Isn't that, like, Shaggy's real na---"
That dude: *rips open shirt to reveal this* "Yes. Let me tell you a story...."
I think you meant *seconds there
Just do it Scooby do style, I mean doggy style
My aunt's best friend was a caretaker for Adults whose brains hadn't developed the same speed as their bodies. One of the guys was obsessed with Scooby-Doo, and must have been in his 60s. I know this is wrong, but if I saw this tattoo on someone, I would immediately think they weren't all there. The writing really gets me.
I've done a similar job and this was my first thought as well.
He would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for your meddling
But would you do it for a Scooby Snack?
This happened to me in college. Girl took off her shirt reveling several very poorly done jellyfish from SpongeBob and I laughed. I kinda killed the mood with that one lol.
He’s probably an all-lights-off guy…
Ruh roh. I guess that means I'm still breathing then.
It will suddenly make sense why he asked if you liked Scooby-Doo during dinner.
Those nipples look weirdly lower than normal.
I THOUGHT IT WAS HIS BACK OMG
Look at the shape of his right pec. Tha fuk kind of Photoshop is happening here
It's a combination of having a little bit of muscle but still an equal amount of fat
Don’t talk about me like that you freak
Could be swollen if the tattoo is freshly done. Still fucked tho
Same oh God
Good observation. Now let’s see who these nipples *really* are!
They lift up to reveal the guy that runs the water slide, and the old janitor.
Those nipples would have gotten away with it if not for you meddling kids!
Different heights too
One is sad and the other is anxious
I'd almost be willing to wager that they had surgery to correct a bit of gynecomastia. I know a couple people who've had it done and their nipples look very similar now.
that looks exactly like it, doesn't it? good eye.
And the tattoo to hide it
Wtf is wrong with everyone in this comment section?! That's bodyshaming. Why is it so normal to everyone judging someone else's body?! That's some fucked up shit. You all have been seeing too much photoshopped bodies or Hollywood standards. Real bodies aren't standardized, they have different shapes, that's just how it is. Stop being so mean about it, that's why some people are so incredibly insecure about their bodies.
FWIW, I agree with you. I would also like to point out to everyone that [Dwayne Johnson’s chest is similar ](https://images.app.goo.gl/FwWvS5RnCe6DKV1VA), so I’m not really sure what you’re all on about…?
He had them relocated to fit the tattoo.
Thanks he had them lowered to accommodate the needs of the tattoo
Had a nipectomy to make more room for Scoobs!
This would be better as a t shirt.
Nah, a tattoo of a T-shirt would be way worse
It could be a *really* well done t-shirt...
life pro tip: tattoo your t-shirt onto your skin and never pay for shirts again
The syntax of the lower text is just weird sounding. Two of the three "will's" are superfluous.
I was on board with the scooby tatt until the "I will literally will die for u scoob" part and now I just feel weird about it all
If you’re not willing to die for Scooby doo, you’re clearly not a real fan of Scooby foo
That's not how I interpreted it. I think that bottom part is just a needlessly dramatic way of saying he'll love Scooby Doo for the rest of his life.
This is just a personal opinion but i think text in tattoos are kinda cheesy, especially this one. If you really love scooby doo then show me, don't tell me.
Had to scroll way too far to find this comment. The man can love Scooby all he wants, but goddamn... run permanent words by a moderately-equipped language nerd, people.
I introduced a tattoo artist friend of mine to grammarly. I should get a commission for every poor soul saved.
Every “will” is unnecessary; that sentence structure is a nightmare.
“The moment I stop loving Scooby Doo is the moment I stop breathing” would’ve made this execution a little greater.
It keeps getting worse
That chest shape doesn't even make sense
Putting verbs in future tense is something other languages do, so I'm wondering if English is not his first.
This verb tense error is common for native speakers of many Romance languages, especially French and Portuguese.
I agree! It makes it even worse.
So the actual tattoo of Scooby in the top left looks more like Marmaduke
Both Great Danes
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I feel like this could be pretty good if it didn't have the writing. Even just reducing it down to "the real monsters are always human" would help a lot. but like, you have it tattooed across your chest, I think we can infer that you are a big fan without having it explicitly written out.
Gotta drive the point home.
I think it would've been better if it just said "I really like Scooby-Doo"
Eta: just realized I originally put in a extra "Doo" new phone and auto correct is being a whore.
You solved it. If the only thing this tattoo said was "I really like Scooby-Doo" under that dramatic ass art, it would be God-tier
Agreed. It’s fine to have something that you love and support on your body, but that’s pretty much a sentence he will regret having in a few years. Scooby doo just isn’t THAT good. The criminal is always someone who is not part of the story until he’s revealed... And it’s pretty obvious that most of our problems are caused by humans and not monsters, seeing as monsters don’t exist (or at the very best are extremely rare, even if we can’t disprove their existence).
The realization in question isn't even all that profound. Frankly it's so mundane that most people probably don't even feel the need to put it into words. We all know people suck, and that the worst of us are absolutely deplorable in every way under the sun.
Exactly. Like as opposed to what, monsters being the real monsters?
*Aaahh!!! Real Monsters* taught me that real monsters are always monsters
For me it's the opposite; with just the top part it'd be a bit tacky but the bottom text is so ridiculous it shoots the moon and comes back around to being ironically hilarious.
Disclaimer: I'm an idiot and also watched a lot of Scooby-Doo as a kid
That’s where this tattoo crosses over into “did you lose a bet?” territory. It seems purposefully terrible.
As someone with multiple tattoos from cartoons I watched as a kid think it's pretty dope and wholesome tbh. Homeboy just really loves Scooby-Doo and has a tattoo about it he probably loves too.
Art is subjective, and tattoos are very personal. Making fun of someone's tattoo because it's not something you would personally get is both petty and sad in the fact that y'all clearly have nothing going on in your own lives so you have to put down someone else. Let the guy enjoy his tat and you can get what ever you like tattooed on your own body.
Buddy take a step back, breathe in deep and exhale slowly. This tattoo is the textbook definition of this subreddit. It's a well done tattoo of a beloved cartoon and it's fucking absurd and can *absolutely* be made fun of. You take life way too seriously bud.
My biggest problem with this tattoo is there is no anti-Scooby contingent that requires this kind of stand. Dude. Everybody likes Scooby Doo. It’s like getting a tattoo challenging the world to attack your devotion to strawberries.
wtf dude fuuuuuuck strawberries srlsy
What's wrong with strawberries. Bilberries are much better but stawberries are still good.
So long as there is no scrappy doo it's fine in my books.
Out of morbid curiosity I looked up Scrappy Doo tattoos and there maybe three or four total, none of which were majestic or terrible enough to be noteworthy. So we're surprisingly in the clear.
The moment I will stop loving strawberries will be the moment I will stop breathing.
I honestly don't get the defense, even if this wasn't a sub about bad taste.
Like, seriously? A weird-ass spooky cartoon scene with a portrait of Scooby reminiscing in the distance about a poorly-worded set of paragraphs that take several seconds to read, one that uses the word "will" 3 times in 16 words? Permanently tattoo'd on someone's chest?
Lmao, it's the tackiest shit I've ever seen, but great execution. It's absolutely perfect content for this sub. No need to defend as "art is subjective." It's absolutely, objectively hideous.
Then there's the terrible placement and size. And let's not leave out the font choice. Is that courier? And the kearning. My God. It's painful to look at.
Edit: AND what's up with Velma? She's way too skinny.
Yeah, using "will" 3 times in the sentence and it doesn't even make that much sense.
It would read a lot better if there was only a single "will".
"The moment I stop loving Scooby Doo will be the moment I stop breathing."
Thank you! Those 2 extra "will"'s were bugging the heck outta me. And I'd change the first sentence to "are" always human, because it's, like, trying to be a life lesson and all.
Not that deep, man.
Totally agree, art is subjective but that sentence isn't.
Should have just been "The moment I stop loving Scooby Doo will be the moment I stop breathing."
Maybe his name is Will and it's just missing some punctuation?
The moment I, Will, will stop loving Scooby Doo will be the moment that I, Will, will stop breathing.
You're arguing against the point of the sub you know. Not that you're wrong, but yeah, you just don't think this sub should exist.
Listen, I am a huge geek about the things I love as well. I am very much of the “let people enjoy things” camp, and I don’t judge people for being passionate about things cuz it’s the best thing to be. But it’s the intensity he has about it though. Like, the tattoo is VERY different from the aesthetic of the show. He took a lighthearted TV show and made it edge lord and negative, which is weird even to me.
Getting off of this sub would be good for you
i am a stickler for the most basic grammar rules being followed and i will die on this hill i will i will.
I think it’s a well done tattoo, but the only thing that I see as a true negative would be the text at the bottom. We don’t need you to tell use you love scooby-doo. We can literally see that you do.
Also I think it should be a back tattoo, but that’s just personal preference.
Edit: the SD dog tag doesn’t look that great now that I’m looking at it again.
I get what you’re saying and I hope this guy loves his tattoo and feels great about it. I dont think anyone wants to make him feel bad by any means. That said, like it or not, it’s ok for people people to have different tastes and they are welcome to express their opinions on it… even the critical ones
Well that's why r/tattoo is the circle jerk it is. It's your safe space. This sub is for thing done well but with awful taste.
I mean, I respect where you're coming from, and obviously you're right, but a tongue-in-cheek critique of subjective taste is the whole point of this subreddit dude. When it comes down to it, taste in everything is subjective, and even that "hideous" armoire that someone spray painted teal and stamped with "Live, Laugh, Love" might be really emotionally important to them as well.
The several lower case “i” bother me the most
Also the phrasing is weird. There are too many "wills" in that sentence.
Yeah it reads much better as “The moment I stop loving Scooby Doo will be the moment I stop breathing” saying the moment I WILL stop breathing almost makes it sound like he’s just gonna hold his breath once he stops loving Scooby doo
It’s his last Will and testament
The thing I really love about great tattoos is their unspoken complexity.
This is fucking abhorrent
I’d honestly unironically like it if the second set of text didn’t exist I think.
Another problem is that the entire thing is poorly written.
was the bottom text addressed to his parents?
It’s addressed to all of us and I, for one, think we could learn a lot from it.
The tattoo isn’t all that bad until you read how cringe those quotes are
And the 3rd grade grammar that follows
It's not a PHASE, mom!
Enough days staring at this tattoo in the mirror, you realize you’re the one in a rubber mask
His neeples are migrating, Stimpy!
This is hilarious but wtf
NGL, out of alllllll that, the part that bothers me the most is that the letter “I” isn’t capitalized, not once but twice.
Is it really great execution though?
Mediocre execution at best
this looks like my primary school graphic design class where I picked out all the graphics from the default folder from powerpoint