Mind-Tripping ‘Rick & Morty’ Green Screen Tattoo Sends Ink Fans In A Frenzy
By Mikelle Leow, 08 Aug 2018
Video screenshots by Roy Rowlett and featured with permission
Step aside, ‘Pickle Rick’, this “animated” tattoo is the next big thing to cause a stir among Rick and Morty fans.
Louisville-based artist Roy Rowlett from tattoo parlor Mama Tried has given Adult Swim’s sci-fi comedy series the epicness it deserves with a trippy ink depicting the iconic duo and a “green screen.”
In an Instagram post, the makeshift portal comes to life as it runs the Rick and Morty opening sequence.
By default, the display—which mimics the dimension-opening masses from the sitcom—is bright green in color, allowing for footage to be edited later via a selection tool to seemingly cast moving images on a person’s skin.
Due to the novelty of the tattoo, some internet users have been scratching their heads over how it works—much to the glee of others, of course. When one fan asked if the display was green, another joked, “No bro, it’s actually showing the video in real life.”
If anything, this masterpiece beats the ‘Chicken McNugget’ Szechuan sauce that had viewers rampaging McDonald’s, because its versatile canvas makes it nearly impossible for you to get sick of the artwork.
Watch the spellbinding creation at work and view more of Rowlett’s tattoos over at his Instagram.
For everyone wondering what the Rick and Morty tattoo looks like without the visuals edited over it this is what the actual tattoo looks like. Swipe right. They don’t all have to have such a big field of green. This one, we just wanted to have a big green portal.
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I forget all the technical terminology but I used green screens in HS and college and essentially you tell your broadcast or editing software to overlay a separate feed or clip on the color range on the color you select (green is standard)— matt (@MattHasTheMusic) August 6, 2018
Yea it's a green tattoo...software does all the rest...— Chuck (@EaglesWinItAll) August 6, 2018
On your screen obviously not the tattoo
No bro it’s actually showing the video irl pic.twitter.com/lczDLnDA6l— Eric Merinoooo (@eric__merino) August 6, 2018
Rick and Morty use green portals to travel to different dimensions, so it still looks cool irl pic.twitter.com/BIkaZJlJ93— Atlas (@Johny763) August 6, 2018
[Videos by Roy Rowlett and featured with permission]
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