This Might Hurt Tarot is a modern deck in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, created by cartoonist Isabella Rotman.
Keeping time-honored symbolism and imagery, but losing the medieval context, this the This Might Hurt Tarot Deck is designed to be both easy to read and highly relatable. Clothing and scenery are modernized, diversity is embraced, and queerness is lovingly acknowledged.
The cards themselves measure 4.75″x 2.75″ and are printed on high-quality 350 gsm matte art paper. Each card has a shiny gilded edge to add just a bit of magic, available in gilded gold or holographic black. Note: Last photograph shows gilded gold edges. We will add photographs of black holographic edges when available.
The deck comes in a solid cardboard box with gold foil and magnetic closure, complete with a guidebook with introduction, card descriptions, and a full page black and white image of each card. This website to serves as a digital guidebook, with card descriptions for every card.
The deck, like most tarot decks, will consist of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. All of the court cards, and a few other select Minor Arcana cards, are portraits of real people in Isabella’s life.