Pikachu, Totoro, and more want to play. Don’t you want to play with them?

We’ve seen scary Japanese grammar nazis and cookies made in the shapes of outdated internet browsers (the horror!), but they don’t really compare to the actual terror of seeing your favorite anime characters suddenly turned into exactly what you thought was living in your closet as a kid.

Swedish tattoo artist Denis Carlsson has one of the most nightmare-inducing Instagram accounts we’ve ever seen. In addition to his own spine-chilling original creations, he’s transformed a bunch of happy anime/cartoon characters into hellscape versions of themselves.

Here’s a sample of some of his work:

▼ Pikachu used bite!
It was, uh, super effective at making the opponent run away.

▼ Hey, Totoro. Where’s Satsuki and Mei?
Last time we saw them, they were with you….

▼ Well, I think we found the reason why Eeeyore is so depressed.

▼ It’s Lilo and Stitch!
What do you mean you can’t see Lilo? Her foot is right there!

The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made of SPIDERS! Their bottoms are made of SCORPIONS!

▼ In case you’re wondering how Denis goes about creating these monstrosities,
his YouTube channel has videos showing the entire traumatizing process.

We’ve only scratched the nail-biting surface of Denis’s work here, so be sure to check out his Instagram and YouTube channel if you want to see more. Just don’t blame us when your Pokémon and Totoro dreams turn to nightmares.

Source: Instagram/dctattoo_swe via ARTIST DATABASE
Featured image: Instagram/dctattoo_swe