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'Simpsons' Superfan Gets Arm Inked With 52 Homer Tattoos

He spent a lot of “d’oh” on these tats.

19/04/2017 7:08 AM AEST | Updated 19/04/2017 7:08 AM AEST

Simpsons fans can be obsessed, but few are as faithful as Ricky Viner.

The 32-year-old restaurant manager is such a big fan of the animated series that he had his right arm inked up with 52 separate tattoos of Homer Simpson.

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Viner of Wiltshire, U.K., fell in love with the cartoon series as a child.

“I instantly fell in love with the program when I saw it aged eight,” he told SWNS. “I was adopted when I was a kid and never really had a father, so, in a funny way, Homer became the father figure I always wanted.”

Viner decided to go big or go Homer when he was in a tattoo shop getting an anime drawing inked on his body. The conversation turned to Michael Baxter, a 52-year-old Australian who has 203 different Simpsons tattoos on his back.

“That’s when we came up with the idea of having a crack at a new record,” Viner told SWNS.

Viner hopes to get into Guinness World Records by having the most tattoos of a single cartoon character.

Woo hoo!

Viner decided to the perfect character to put on his arm was none other than the doughnut-loving dad.

So the artist drew various Homers ― 52 in all ― on Viner’s right arm, from shoulder to wrist. The complete tat took 14 painful hours in two separate sessions. It shows Homer’s face in different expressions.

“Some of the outlines really hurt ― especially the ones on the crease where my bicep meets my forearm ― it was remarkably painful.” 

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The tattoos cost around $642, and it’s still a work in progress: Viner plans to get all his Homers colored in the future.

“They are going to need a lot of yellow ink,” he warned SWNS.

In order to get into the record books, Viner will have to provide Guinness World Records with proof from a dermatologist or doctor stating his tattoos are real.

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