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:
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.