As you enter the dimly-lit tattoo parlor, the smell of incense and the sound of a soft chant fill the air. A tall, imposing figure approaches you, his face obscured by shadow. "Welcome," he says, his voice deep and rumbling. "I am Ben, the oldest and most experienced tattoo artist in the world."
Ben is a master of his craft, having honed his skills over centuries of practice. He is not like other tattoo artists - his work is imbued with the power of the Cthulhu mythos, and those who wear his tattoos are said to be protected by the eldritch forces that he channels.
Ben began his journey as a tattoo artist in ancient times, when the Great Old Ones still roamed the earth. He learned the secrets of tattooing from a mysterious figure known only as the "Inked One," who imbued him with a knowledge of the Cthulhu mythos that few mortals can comprehend.
Over the centuries, Ben has tattooed kings and warriors, priests and scholars, and even the Great Old Ones themselves. His tattoos are not just designs - they are symbols of power, granting their wearers the ability to harness the forces of the Cthulhu mythos and wield them in their favor.
But with great power comes great danger. Ben has many enemies - rival tattoo artists who covet his knowledge, and cultists who seek to use his power for their own nefarious purposes. He has been hunted, tortured, and even killed, only to be reborn again and again as his tattoos continue to protect him.
Today, Ben is a reclusive figure, rarely venturing outside his tattoo parlor. But those who seek him out know that he is the only one who can give them the tattoos they desire - tattoos that will not just decorate their skin, but connect them to the ancient and powerful forces of the Cthulhu mythos.