Human skull has a unique feature other than other bones, which could lead to recognition of face. The face of the skull is the iconic face of death itself. Skulls could be the remembrance of ones’ deceased lovers and are symbolized as a representation of death and mortality. Skull artifacts, crafts and other visual artworks are popular subjects for artists throughout the history. There are many reasons why skulls become popular ideas when it comes to tattoo designs. In many of skull tattoos, skulls do not go alone and their representation methods are various in the minds of tattoo artists.




In the Gothic world, skull is not only the signage of death, but also to remind humans of its mortality and wisdom. The skull tattoos are often portrayed in a very poetic style. People have always been attracted by the things morbid, creepy and scary. We are hopelessly fascinated as a wave of fashion trending before knowing the meaning of the the tattoos. Moreover, skull has gone into our life. Skull decorations are popular in holidays. As one of Halloween symbols, the skull decoration is a frightening reminder of human mortality and a clear symbol of humanity’s fear of dying. The skulls and skeletons represent the end of the physical part of life.

In the central and southern Mexico, decorative or edible skulls from either sugar or clay which are used by people in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead Sugar skull tattoos are also popular and permanent way to to honor their deceased loved ones.

Skulls work with other symbolic elements. When the red rose with skull is appealing as it reveals how much love associated with the meaning of the tattoo. Raven, as the moderator between death and life, would strengthen the expression of what the skull is going to represent if they go together in one tattoo design.

Obviously it is not sufficient to depict the tattoo works in verbal description. Fortunately, we have collection of 80 incredible skull tattoo designs showcased here. Let us know which one you like in the comment box.

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