Skull Tattoo – The Real Meaning Behind Its Symbol
I find this to be one of the more interesting skull tattoo designs I have seen lately. Most of us recognize the words from the famous song. War, what is a good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again! And so on and so on. And so this is meant to be an anti-war tattoo which also explains the crosses around the skull as well as the tear that is dropping from one of the skulls eyes. But either way, this as one of those skull tattoo designs, is just flat out cool looking man. It really is.
And it doesn’t matter if it stands for war or against war. It’s still a great looking piece of artwork. I love the way the artist was able to make this whole thing look like chrome. Very good work here.
This is a very cool and very imaginative design and I like it very much. It’s a great diversion from all the other skull tattoo designs that one usually sees. You know, the ones that look like real skulls. Many of them are so much the same that they get boring but not this one. This one has a look and style of its very own.
When it comes to skulls tattoos this one is much more colorful than what you would normally see. Usually these type of tattoos are one or two shades of color at the most but this one has many shades of color. A lot of the spoiled flesh, rotten skin type of colors like this was suppose to be a picture of some kind of zombie. And maybe that is precisely what it is meant to be. Who knows. But it is not a very frightening one at all. A little creepy, yes but not really scary at all.
I personally like the skulls tattoos almost very time I see one. I just think they are cool and usually they look cool, no matter who they are on. And I tend to like the wilder ones better than others. The wilder the better. Hard, mean, crazy and scary is how I like to see my skulls tattoos. I want to see them where you would swear they are about to jump off that guys arm and come right at you. Now, that’s cool man.
A recent phenomenon in tattoo designs is the use of skulls and dungeons. The skull design symbolizes many meanings one of them being the termination of one’s life. But besides that, skull designs can also be understood as rigid or tough. Over the years the perception of a skull is synonymous to danger. But the world of tattooing has given it a different meaning.
This transition has lead to the emergence of various kinds of skull designs. The first one to be dealt with is the girl skull design. Skulls earlier were usually worn by men. But the world of uni sexual items has created a lot of items both common for man and women, the skull design has got a different look just by making it more feminine. In this a bow could be added on the design to add a extra girl touch. The color combination adopted should be in accordance with the colors which are most likely accepted by girls like pink and purple. This tattoo design is used by committed couples where the tattoos are the same but it has varying sexes.
Secondly, in Mexico sugar tattoos are used extensively to emphasize two very important days that are celebrated i.e. 1st November which is mourning day for deaths of young children throughout the year and 2nd November which is mourning day for the adults. In Mexico these designs are used which pictures, a skull like design that signifies the immortality or also the revival of life. Another form of skulls is the decorated form.
In this the design does not reflect a gothic touch rather a friendly or a happy touch. Skull is usually associated with a scary picture but in the decorated form the skull is accompanied with flowers, butterflies and other forms of nature to make it more attractive. Skulls can be also merged with other forms and designs i.e. we provide an extra element to the design. The skull can be depicted in a dragon form with wings, or a head of a skull and the body of a snake.
Skulls can be drawn in various ways. Every person that chooses to have a skull tattooed on their body has a reason and meaning. They are also popular to girls who want a tattoo because not all skulls have to be demonic and masculine. It can also be in a more feminine design but many women even prefer the more demonic skull.
In some cases, couples that want matching skull tattoos but of different sexes, the women prefer to smooth out the rough edges to show their feminine side. Feminine skulls tend to be in pink and purple color and/or have ribbons and flowers to lessen the demonic appeal. Skulls combined with crosses, roses and wings are not only a reminder of mortality but also the fight of the soul, resurrection and eternity.
The skull is as popular as it ever was. In games, literature, movies, comics, and of course, tattoos, it continues to gather many different symbolic meanings and implications as the artistic and creative imagination of the artist itself. Some designs can be humorous, some implicates danger and threatening, but Death is always part of the picture.