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So much for sanity…

Speaking of H.P. Lovecraft (weren’t we?), this torso piece by the incredible Jesse Smith (originally spotted on Rate My Ink) is astoundingly awesome:

Necronomicon tattoo by Jesse Smith

Necronomicon tattoo by Jesse Smith

So creepy how she smiles as her eyes bleed/melt, with Cthulhu looming in the background.

Although The Necronomicon is a fictional book created by Lovecraft, many authors since have referenced it in their work.

Lovecraft approved, believing such common allusions built up “a background of evil verisimilitude.” Many readers have believed it to be a real work, with booksellers and librarians receiving many requests for it; pranksters have listed it in rare book catalogues, and a student smuggled a card for it into the Yale University Library’s card catalog. (Wikipedia)

All I know is that this is one of the most impressive tattoos I’ve ever seen. More views here, here, and here.

This one’s for Dark Slope.


9 responses

  1. My wife’s uncle is a librarian, and he was just telling me that they have a special pamphlet they hand out whenever anyone asks for a copy of the Necronomicon. The pamphlet explains that the book is fictitious, blah blah blah.

    Needless to say, most of the potential borrowers don’t believe the pamphlet. The thing which annoyed me is that there were only supposed to be three of them in the entire world, why would a library in Cincinnati have a copy?

    That tattoo strikes me as being unusually vivid in color. Those are some seriously luminous yellows. Is that because it’s super fresh, or is it touched up in Photoshop?

    January 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    • Josh

      It is probably somewhat pumped up in PhoSho, and maybe freshly completed, although a piece like this would take several (many?) sessions. You’d be amazed at the vividness possible with modern inks, though, and if you take care of your skin, the colors can last. A little lotion goes a long way, too, to make the colors pop when you want to show off your ink.

      March 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

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  3. surely that’s not real???

    March 9, 2012 at 5:29 am

  4. Wow, talk about incredible! One of the most impressive tattoos I’ve seen as well.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  5. Your style is unique compared to other folks I have read
    stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the
    opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.

    October 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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