Tattoo Tuesday- H.P. Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Today’s Tattoo Tuesday are a tribute to infamous horror/fantasy/sci-fi/weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft and of course everyone’s favorite cosmic entity Cthulhu!  I’m a big fan of Lovecraft’s work, although many are dense and difficult to get through, the mythos he created are so fascinating.  You find yourself immersed in his cosmic and dream worlds you forget where you are, well at least I do.  I think the best, and worst part, is that his stories are told like accounts, which are frightening believable.  Speaking of believable, while searching for these tattoos I found a few Elder Sign tats, which I suppose is a good idea because when the Deep Ones come along, they will be protected and the rest of us… well, not so much.

Can you guess which one is mine?!

If you are a Lovecraft fan or want to know more about him and his works, the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is the best place to start!
I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

“Escher, Lovecraft, Tolkien, and her mom. The full piece was designed by a friend and then Anna got it inked by Attilio Capra at Il Pellerossa. The tattoo is based on the “Haunter in the dark” story from Lovecraft, with the geometrical crystal pictured as one of Escher’s solids. Also inside there is the Quenya word “amil” which means “mother”. (via GeekyTattoos)”
Lovecraft book cover tattoo done by Triscal-Goddess (via DeviantArt)
Elder Sign, modeled after the version described by Derleth. Tattoo (via Cobalt123 on Flickr)
Bill Bradford’s Elder Sign tattoo modelled on that handwritten by Lovecraft in a 1930 letter to Clark Ashton Smith. Artist: Stephanie at The Electric Chair in Houston.
Great Cthulhu Tattoo (via Finbad The Sailors Myspace )

CJ‘s a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan, so he got together with Mike Tidwell of Obscurities Tattoos and Piercing, Dallas. (via BME Tattoos)”

Victor’s Lovecraft/Cthulhu (via Calabrese Ouija Board)

Great Cthulhu Tattoo from Der_Skribent Flickr

Nate’s Cthulhu sleeve (Via Ectoplamosis)

Isn’t this the cutest Cthulhu you have ever seen! It’s Scotts Hello Cthulhu Tattoo (via Flickr)

Tattoo by Billy Beens of Tat-nice Tattoos, Huntington (via Ink Nerd)
Tattoo by Tommy “Lee” Wendtner at NIX2009, Toronto (via Ink Nerd)

Tribal Cthulhu Tattoo found on Erroneous George Blog

MorbidProgeny Lovecraft Tattoo with the Cthulhu creeping behind him. (via Mezo Toys message boards)
Cthulhu arm tattoo done by Chris Lombardi (click here for a larger image)(via Forbidden Images)


  1. These are fantastic! I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to get any of them, but I love looking at Lovecraftian art. The full-back w/Cthulhu & Lovecraft was amazing.

    And I’m so glad you & your brother like the little Cthulhus!


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