As you may recall, I have mentioned my love for Suspiria a time or two on this blog before. Yesterday, I went to the Little Rock Tattoo Show to immortalize that love in the form of a tattoo. I had planned to walk the floor to take photos of horror tattoos to show you guys — with full permission, of course, from the people whose ink I was showcasing — but my tattoo took pretty much all day, so I didn’t have any time.
I’m going to plug my artist shamelessly here, because he fucking killed it: check out his website and go see @evanq on Instagram. He was amazing. I told him I wanted a tattoo incorporating the stained glass from the beginning of the movie and the peacock figurine from the end of the movie:
Evan came to the show to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and he was all out of bubblegum, so he gave me this gorgeous work of art:
I am incredibly proud of it. In my humble opinion (humble because it’s not my work — all I did was sit there) the elements will be recognizable to fans of the movie, but it’s so beautiful that anyone will appreciate it even if they’ve never seen a horror movie in their lives. Bonus: when people ask about it, I get to spread the gospel of Suspiria and hopefully win some people over to the dark side of horror fandom. I had about a dozen people tell me they would check the movie out after I described it to them at the convention, so my evil plan is already working. Muahahaha.
Since I didn’t get a chance to check out other horror tattoos at the show, help me out: do you have any horror tattoos or plans to get horror ink in the future? Let me know in the comments and show me on Instagram @wewhowalkhere!