Michelle X is the latest to take a stab at the art form with her Savage Tarot. The St. Louis-based photographer, who cites a fascination with both the macabre and pin-up art, has combined those two interests in glorious/gruesome fashion for her tarot. X's aesthetic leans toward representing "that which makes beauty filth and the light dark," according to her official artist's statement, and her Major Arcana indeed reveal a dark undercurrent at work. Naked flesh, darkness seeping in from the corners of the cards, stark images that strike at the primal centers of the brain -- X's tarot is not the bloodless parlor game of a Victorian tea party. This is a very personal and iconic tarot that will no doubt speak to other souls who find solace in things terrible and seductive.