This Greek warrior tat.
Here we have a Greek warrior statue fading out into skull with its mouth wide open. This is a great example of a technique which we seldom see. (Photo: Arlo DiCristina)
This skull, rose, and hourglass.
Another masterpiece by the talented Fredao Oliveira. (Photo: Fredao Oliveira)
This tiny geometric skull.
This sketched marker piece.
This colorful back shoulder piece.
An explosion of watercolor ink sets the background for this dotwork skull. (Photo: Nathan Fisher)
This cool Day of The Dead skull.
Another sugar skull tattoo with an abstract spin. (Photo: Georgia Grey)
This shoulder tat.
Perfect teeth. (Photo: Gara)
This hand tat.
This skull tattoo appears as if it was lite from above, Godfather style. (Photo: Den Yakovlev)
This plugged in skull.
Watercolor tattoos are everywhere now but Felipe’s unique watercolor style has him leading the pack. (Photo: Felipe Rodrigues Fe Rod)
This plaid skull.
The human skull is one of the oldest and most powerful symbols in the history of civilization. Although most people today associate the skull with danger, death, and evil, many cultures view it in a much different light. Here are just a few examples of the various symbolism of skulls.
As a good luck charm. Many gamblers wear a stick pin skull as a good luck charm while gambling. During the Day of the Dead, the skull is also displayed to bring good fortune for the following year as well as honor the dead.
To evoke fear and caution. Dangerous chemicals are often labeled with a skull and crossbones to signify poison and danger.
To symbolize the afterlife. Most notably represented on the Death card when reading Tarot.
These matching hand tats.
Two skulls, one red and one blue set against a black background. (Photo: Benjamin Laukis)