Fans of Rick and Morty know each character by heart, long-running to cameo, heroic and corrupt–or, in the case of the Meeseeks, frazzled do-gooders.
The Meeseeks are easily among the most memorable Rick and Morty appearances, and their message is a double-sided one: be careful where you place your competence.
Called upon to assist the hapless Jerry with his golf swing, the Meeseeks have no choice but to multiply each time they fail at their menial task, resulting in an army of Meeseeks frantic to help Jerry so they can depart. At once comical but also carrying an appropriately profound message (this is, after all, Rick and Morty), the Meeseeks are a reminder to us all to neither blindly serve nor call upon others to blindly serve us. Your very own Mr. Meeseek tattoo may be just the assistance you admittedly need in your day to day life, or the necessary message that you are no one’s Meeseek.
Let’s face it, we all wish we had our own Meeseeks for those tasks and hobbies we just can’t seem to accomplish. But Jerry’s cautionary tale–however hilarious–serves as a potent lesson in personal accountability. Rick and Morty fans may point and smile at your inked Mr. Meeseek, but they’ll also acknowledge a deeper truth about the man you are: one who answers to no taskmaster.