Threaded throughout the insane popularity of Rick and Morty is a darkly poignant vein of human truths.
The iconic Pickle Rick episode famously highlights the tedious but necessary practice of self care through therapy, a feat that the newly-turned pickle that is Rick simply doesn’t have time for.
You may or may not share Rick’s values in that regard, but there’s no denying the awesomeness that is the Pickle Rick tattoo.
A bizarre pickle/rat hybrid sporting ingeniously mismatched limbs and accoutrements, Pickle Rick is the very embodiment of human Rick’s unfettered genius. Here is a man who heeds no one’s word but his own; who will risk life and limb in both sewer and space in the quest for something MORE. No doubt we all share a bit of Rick’s existential malaise, and longing for a world–any world–we can feel truly at home in. For all its comical value, Pickle Rick is a potent reminder of all we fear when it comes to knowing ourselves better.
Your Pickle Rick tattoo is more than just a nod to the show and characters you love, but reveals a bit of your own character as well. Like the titled Rick and Morty, you’re on your own mission in this life, one that is every bit as eye-opening as theirs.