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.
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.
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.”
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.