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25 Terrifyingly Awesome Cthulhu Tattoos

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

When Cthulhu rises from the depths, he will usher in an an era of chaos and destruction. Death will be agonizing and terrible, but for a select few death will come mercifully quick. How will the Old One know whom to slay tenderly? The lucky bastards will have the mark of the beast, such as these gnarly Cthulhu tattoos. So, yes, these 25 tats are cool, but they’re also practical. Word of advice: head to your local tattoo parlor before Cthulhu leaves R’lyeh for good.


#1. Lovecraft Tribute

#2 Squid Face

#3 Old One Stamp

#4 The Embrace of Madness

#5 B&W Cthulhu

#6 “Go Forth and Rend!”

#7 Swamp Thing?

#8 Gentleman Cthulhu

#9 The Chest of Cthulhu

#10 The Rise of Cthulhu

#11 Hand of Horror

#12 Cthulhu Christ

#13 Cthulhu Head

#14 Cthulhu Squats to Conquer

#15 Cosmic Terror in the Moonlight

#16 Monopoly Cthulhu

#17 Satanic Cthulhu

#18 Cthulhu Unfurled

#19 Vagina Mouth Cthulhu

#20 Crazy Eyes Killer

#21 Snacks of Terror

#22 Hello Kitty Cthulhu

#23 Cthulhu Wears a Bow?

#24 The World Is Mine

#25 The Red Squid


  1. Lyzz
    Lyzz06-29-2012

    #6 is my boyfriend’s tat, and a picture I took!! :D

  2. Mac
    Mac07-02-2012

    Quite impressive – all of them

  3. Sara
    Sara07-02-2012

    Umm.
    #20 has been digitally painted on and #21 isn’t a tattoo either.

    • dellabate
      dellabate12-20-2012

      lighten up already

    • Sarah
      Sarah10-18-2012

      Looks Chinese inspired somewhat.

  4. Sarah
    Sarah10-18-2012

    #5 is the best in my opinion. It’s beautifully done.

  5. Venger Satanis
    Venger Satanis11-10-2012

    Great list! Some of those were unbelievably cool. Will post a link on the Cult of Cthulhu forum.

    Thanks,

    Venger As’Nas Satanis
    Ipsissimus
    Cult of Cthulhu

  6. Adam
    Adam12-04-2012

    You know what get’s me?

    So many people love Cthulhu, then they throw the crap from the Simon Necronomicon (#17, #19, and #24) which had nothing to do with Lovecraft and was only some douche bag cashing in on people who will buy anything named “Necronomicon”. And when they aren’t using it, they use Derleth’s Elder Sign (#17). Lovecraft said the Elder Sign is supposed to look like a branch, not a star.

  7. Agnieszka H.
    Agnieszka H.11-03-2013

    Hello Kitty Cthulhu is the most demonic of all…

  8. AmyS
    AmyS11-07-2013

    I’m sad you didn’t attribute credit for any of these tattoos! #8 was done by Mr. Chris Henry at Tattoo Boogaloo in San Francisco, CA. You should REALLY give credit where credit is due.

  9. shadowcub
    shadowcub04-13-2014

    They are all awesome, but 3,4 and 5 are off the chain!

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