Imagine what would happen if you had a powerful demon living in your body. Would you be consumed by its evil energy? Or would you feed from its power?
These creatures have existed in our imagination long before we have any memory. They lurk in the back of our collective imagination, feeding on our fear and making us tremble at night, generation after generation. Be them real or imaginary, the torment they cause is something that shakes us to the bone. They haunt us. Nothing scares us more than demons, even though they can only exist in fiction. Or do they?
If we look deep into ourselves, we can realize that the darkest monsters sometimes dwell within our own thoughts. We repress them, time after time, because we know we couldn’t live in a healthy society if we were just letting them out every time we got the chance. They hide from the light, but they could take hold of us at any moment. They’re just waiting for the chance to show their true nature. We try to cover their true nature with feelings of light and love. But when we’re at our most vulnerable, they take over us, showing there’s a fiend living in all of us. We just don’t let them come out that often.
Reminding us constantly that there’s a devil dwelling within all of us can have quite a lot of uses. We can become more mindful just by looking into ourselves and not letting our visceral impulses come out in situations where they shouldn’t. This can also empower us. If we are aware of the infernal fiend we can be, it may become a source of fuel and energy when we feel down or without a purpose. Sometimes to stop our darker nature we must face this evil head on and there's no better reminder than an awesome tattoo of a Japanese fiend.
This devil is called Tomie. She belongs to a dark and popular eighties manga series written by Junji Ito. This beautiful and black-haired demon girl has the power to seduce any man and disgrace him in the most insane ways possible. Besides being a femme fatale, this devil is also virtually indestructible. No matter how much harm you inflict upon it, it always finds a way to come back. She can even clone herself, for heaven’s sake! Now, that’s a demon no one would like to meddle with.
The awesome physical traits of this iconic character make her perfect for a tattoo. The classical, clean lines of her figure and her fiendish eyes are great details for a tattoo design that stands out from the rest. How would you like to have this charming ghoul on your skin?
Suzani, a tattoo artist from South Korea is obsessed with Tomie, and has created several designs on this captivating Asian succubus.You can find more of her work on her Instagram account (@_suzani)
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