Like it or not: we are all curious about death. 

This is why a skull tattoo is a popular design: some want to use it to show that they are not afraid of death. Others acknowledge their immortality with this tattoo. Or maybe you simply want a macabre tattoo.

Skull tattoos come in a variety of tattoo styles, and therefore do not have to portray a human skull. 

Sugar skull tattoos, animal skull tattoos, pirate skull: there are an awful lot of variations on this design. One exudes cheerfulness, the other horror.



To avoid confusion, sugar skull tattoo, Mexican skull tattoo and candy skull tattoo all refer to the same design.

Such tattoos have been linked to Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a traditional Mexican festival of remembrance on Nov. 1 and 2.

Día de los Muertos is like All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, but in Mexico these are holidays, with the emphasis on party. Mexicans make an altar for each deceased person with their favorite food, drinks, pictures, flowers on it....

On Nov. 1, they commemorate deceased children and place toys and teddy bears at the altar. On 2 november the adults are honored, and for them they bring out a bottle of tequila.

In some parts of Mexico picnicand the families who spend days at the grave.

Then they eat like candy sugar skulls: this schedels wordand helse out suiker farvaardigd, and worden adorned met those typische color rowke features rond the eyes and the mond.

You can have these sugar skulls tattoed in different styles: surrealism, realism,...


During the holidays, some men and women wear sugar skull makeup, including flowers in their hair.

If you want a tattoo of a woman with Mexican skull makeup, you will have to ask for a realistic tattoo.


Animal Skull Tattoo

Animal skeletons are also a popular subject.

Some designs have a meaning: a cat is said to have nine lives. Thus, the cat symbolizes reincarnation.

Ravens and crows are the most in-demand birds. They symbolize death.

Prehistory also provides inspiration: dinosaurs are multifunctional, and can be incorporated into a variety of styles.

A tattoo of a bull skull is especially popular in Texas and USA.
A bull skull has a rich history: among Native Americans, a bull represents strength and courage. The skull is also said to protect the wearer.

The ram has beautiful horns and appeals to countless people. The animal represents leadership, action and determination.

What is especially popular in hunting circles is the deer skull. They immortalize their trophy on their skin.

Whatever animal you like, we can design a design of animal skull tattoo for you.


Bio Organic Tattoo

Don't want a sweet sugar skull tattoo? Then find your dark side, and opt for a bio-organic design. These tattoos are horror pur sang.

The design is drawn freehand, making the tattoo fit perfectly on your body. 

These tattoos can be either color or black 'n gray, but if you like it macabre element want to emphasize, best choose black 'n gray. 


What body parts are suitable for a skull tattoo?

You can choose a smaller design, but for skulls we recommend a larger area (for example, the forearm, thighbone, chest...). Skulls are also often incorporated into sleeves.

For a larger design, our artists can do detailed work. If you want, other elements can be added to the skull, such as flowers to make the contrast even greater.
You can also choose half portrait/half skull.

Do you have an idea, but don't know how big the tattoo will turn out? Do not hesitate to contact our reception: they will be happy to give you free advice .

Have another question? Take a look at our FAQs. You may find your answer there.


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