Got to do this Death’s Head moth tattoo on my friend Jasmine.
The Death’s Head moth has become a very popular tattoo design, as well in popular culture.
The skull pattern and its fanciful associations with the supernatural and evil have fostered superstitious fears towards the Death’s Head Moth. The Death’s Head moth has been featured in art such as German artist Sulmith Wulfing, and movies such as the Silence of the Lambs, and in the artwork of the Japanese metal band Sigh‘s Hail Horror Hail album. They are also mentioned in Chapter 21 of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, where Dracula has been sending moths for Renfield to consume. Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Sphinx describes a close encounter with a death’s-headed sphinx moth, describing it as “the genus Sphinx, of the family Crepuscularia of the order Lepidoptera.” -Courtesy of Wikipedia. This was a very fun tattoo, and I would very much enjoy doing more moths and butterflies in the very near future.