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

Nothing mediocre about these.

This black and grey ink back piece.

Black and grey ink back piece by Fren4i

This sprawling back piece looks like an x-ray of two large roses and a skull. (Photo: Fren4i)

This laughing skull.

Laughing skull tattoo by Fredao Oliveira

Another epic piece of ink from Fredao.  (Photo: Fredao Oliveira)

St George and the Dragon.

St George and the Dragon skull by Sanghyuk Ko

St. George and the Dragon is a popular folk tale that can be traced all the way back to a Georgian text from the 11th century. Today the story is retold mostly in the form of children’s books where St. George slays the mighty dragon. This tattoo stays true to form with its engraved style that looks as if it might have accompanied the original text from the 11th century.  (Photo: Sanghyuk Ko)

This DaVinci skull sketch.

DaVinci skull sketch tattoo by Doctor Woo

Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical sketches were groundbreaking to say the least. Most of us tend to think of Da Vinci as a painter, which he was, but it may come as a surprise to you that only 15 paintings have been positively attributed to the great renaissance man. However, we do have thousands of pages of doodles which included his famous anatomical sketches which were truly ahead of his time.  (Photo: Doctor Woo)

This large floral skull on thigh.

Large floral skull on thigh by Antonio Proietti

Another beautiful floral skull, this time located on the thigh. (Photo: Antonio Proietti)

This skull with headdress.

Skull with headdress by Lawrence Edwards

The master of the dotwork tattoo strikes again. (Photo: Lawrence Edwards)

This money skull.

Money skull by Isaiah Negrete

Here we have another Day of the Dead sugar skull complete with 100 dollar eyes. (Photo: Isaiah Negrete)

This sternum skull.

Sternum skull tattoo by paolacurradoottat

Watercolor and amazing. (Photo: Paolacurradoottat)

This heavy blackwork hand tat.

Heavy blackwork skull on hand by Alex Bruz

Deep cavities are illustrated with heavy blackwork fill. (Photo: Alex Bruz)

This circuit skull.

Circuit skull by Matt Pettis

Because why not? Notice the heavy shading on the left side that really makes the piece.  (Photo: Matt Pettis)