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When you see a skull tattoo you immediately assume that it symbolizes death, but death is not the only meaning of a skull tattoo. This type of tattoos are very interesting tattoo designs because they have several meanings, from death and darkness to protection, power and overcoming obstacles. Skull tattoos are like a reminder to live life to its fullest because at some point we all die. Do to the different meaning of the skull tattoos, the variety of colors and therefore the styles, skull tattoos are not only for men as you can see women inked with skull tattoos.

Skull design of tattoos symbolism

The first image that comes to your mind when thinking about skull tattoos is the design of the skull and crossbones, that represents death or danger.Beautiful skull tattoo with cross, butterfly and rose As mentioned before skull tattoo meanings can vary from culture to culture. In Christianity, skull tattoos represents eternity, the human remains after the soul left the body. In Kabbalah, the skull represents rebirth, a reason to celebrate not to mourn. In the same vein, death it’s not always something negative; it can be positive if you choose to celebrate and remember those who passed away. In Mexico, the skull is a symbol of a popular festival, where the dead are honored.

3 Types of skull tattoos

Sugar skull tattoo: represents the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, when you celebrate the life of friends or family members that have passes away. The meaning of the sugar skull tattoo, also known as the Mexican skull tattoo or Day of the Dead skull tattoo, symbolizes a tribute to a loved one lost. As part of the celebration, skulls are made from sugar and candy and  Many people have embraced the meaning of the Mexican skull tattoo making it one of the most popular skull tattoo design.
Skull and rose tattoo: it’s a popular design of tattoo. The skull and the roses represents two opposite  things, it can be the contrast between life and death; beauty and ugliness. It’s a symbol of duality, with a strong meaning for the person who choose this type of design.
Girly skull tattoo: skull tattoo are not just for guys anymore. Girls who choose to have a skull inked, may choose a more feminine skull tattoo design. The girly skull tattoos designs are most of the time colored and some additional elements like colored bows, are included in the final design making it a quirky look.

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  • who is the artist for these tattoos are the one with the butterfly and skull annd rose.. .. ????? amazing jobs

    nick March 25, 2013 10:06 am
  • can you please leave credits for all the tattoo artists involved?

    gio June 20, 2013 11:02 pm
    • A very good idea Gio, we will try to find the tattoo artist for every tattoo design we post.
      Also, we are working on a V2 for the site that will come very helpful on this matter.

      admin June 25, 2013 1:04 pm
  • im looking for a picture its half of a real human girl face and the othe half skull face

    albert July 11, 2013 12:45 am
    • Hi Albert!
      Here is a selection from the web that we did for you … if we stumble upon other designs we will add them as well


      admin July 16, 2013 9:36 am
      • love the pictures im looking for a spanish califorina babe im hispanic lol so i would like her to be spainsh and half face skull i love them thanks again

        albert July 17, 2013 12:14 am
      • I know this is a few months old. But the marilyn monroe tattoo thats half skull half her with the rose and quote on the thigh. Does anyone know who the artist is?

        Christin Reid October 2, 2013 5:03 am
  • Hello, I’ve seen very well informed on the subject.
    I would like to ask you a question: could you tell me the meaning of any symbol in a skullcandy tattoo?
    I would like to get a tattoo, and I would like to customize with picture that have a real meaning for me. I would like that is not equal to many other photos stored in the internet.

    Sorry for my bad english: P


    Simone September 10, 2013 12:26 pm
  • What is the meaning of this tattoo? Or what does it symbolize. * the skull, butterfly, cross, rose tattoo*

    ceara gonzalez January 13, 2014 8:35 pm

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