The Coolest Skull Tattoos You’ll Ever See (50 PHOTOS)

Nothing mediocre about these.


Whether you are interested in getting a skull tattoo or you’re not quite sure how you got here, you came to the right place. These skulls are cool, edgy, creative, and unique. There are many articles out there featuring skull tattoos of various qualities, but these are definitely some of the best.

Even though skulls mainly signify death and danger, most people are attracted to them as tattoo designs simply due to their aesthetic appeal. Below we’ll explore a diverse collection of skull tattoo designs created by most talented tattoo artists from around the globe.

These diamond-shaped skull tattoos.

Skull tats on neck by Doctor Woo

This guy here has some very interesting tats. But what stands out the most are the three skulls set inside diamond-shaped frames. The contrast of each skull seems to slowly dim from left to right. (Photo: Doctor Woo)

This abstract sketch style piece.

Sketch style skull tattoo by Felipe Rodrigues Fe Rod

As you get further down the list you’ll start to notice a reoccurring trend. Sketch style skull tattoos. And for good reason. Sketch style tattoos are cool, edgy, and currently one of the trendiest new tattooing techniques.   (Photo: Felipe Rodrigues Fe Rod)

This floral skull tattoo.

Floral skull tattoo by Joice Wang

This is a design that has been recreated many times. While it’s tough to pin point who is responsible for the original, it’s always a pleasure to see different versions of it especially when brilliant artists like Joice Wang throw their hats in the ring.  (Photo: Joice Wang)

This cover-up.

Cover-up skull piece on neck by Jozsef Beres Jr

If you’re in need of a large cover-up, then this is certainly one way to go. This deteriorated skull looks as if it was made of metal and still sitting in the red hot forge.  (Photo: Jozsef Beres Jr.)

This opaque grey skull.

Opaque grey skull tattoo by Chris Rigoni

Looking for a realistic solid grey skull tattoo? Skull tattoos have come a long way since the days of the crude skull and cross bones design. Pirates around the world would definitely be a little jealous if you were rocking this beaut.  (Photo: Chris Rigoni)

This sketchy rib cage design.

Sketchy skull cluster on rib cage by Dino Nemec

Another breathtaking sketch style skull design. Dino always manages to put a creative twist on whatever he does. These three skulls blocked together are complimented with geometric shapes and dotwork accents.  (Photo: Dino Nemec)

This honeycomb skull design.

Honeycomb skull tattoo by Deborah Genchi

Here we have a black and grey ink skull segmented into a honeycomb design. The negative space lines are a nice touch that add to the continuity of the overall design.  (Photo: Deborah Genchi)

This creative hand piece.

Half-skull on hand by Ivy Saruzi

Well, this would be fun. (Photo: Ivy Saruzi)

This broken jaw.

Skull with broken jaw by Frank Carrilho

Frank Carrilho is one of our favorite sketch style tattooists. He has perfected his own unique style that mixes overdrawn lines with dynamic dotwork shading. His work can be seen throughout this list.  (Photo: Frank Carrilho)

This joker chest piece.

Joker chest piece by Sven Rayen

Low poly designs are Sven’s thing. And this is a perfect example. (Photo: Sven Rayen)