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This Guy Got A Miyazaki Sleeve Tattoo And It's Magical

BRB... Going to a tattoo parlor for 32 hours.

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Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran from Grand Blanc, Michigan, got this awesome sleeve tattoo inspired by director Hayao Miyazaki's most iconic films from Studio Ghibli:

Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran

The sleeve includes the submarine from Ponyo; the bathhouse, No Face, and soot sprites from Spirited Away; the tree spirits from Princess Mononoke; Kiki and Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service; Totoro and his friends from My Neighbor Totoro; the castle from Howl's Moving Castle; and Laputa from Castle in the Sky.

The sleeve was a collaborative effort between Jean-Pierre and tattoo artist Andy Kurth.

Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran

Jean-Pierre told BuzzFeed, "It took me a good four months trying to find the right artist. ... We both worked on the piece for a good two months before we decided on the final design."

"As far as time on the chair, there was about 32 hours worth of work put in over the course of the next year and a half."

Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran

Jean-Pierre said the tattoo ran him around $2,500, excluding tips.

"[Hayao Miyazaki] is a legend in the anime world, and what better way to honor and give tribute to the works of a great man than to immortalize it on my skin?" Jean-Pierre said.

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