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Skull Tattoos: Meditations on the Dark SideIt used to be the case the skull tattoos were only for certain ‘kinds’ of people – those who, for one reason or another, wanted a dark, threatening tattoo image. For instance, skull tattoos were – and still are – common prison or gang related tattoos. Those heavily into Goth culture might also want a skull image. But the average person? Probably not. Skull images are, first and foremost, associated with death, and we are a society that prefers not to confront death until we absolutely have to!


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That’s not universally true, however. Skull images have been a motif used in a lot of classic art, denoting the fact that time passes and we all die. Or think of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations – complete with decorative sugar skeletons and skull cookies! A skull is macabre, but it’s also more versatile than you might think.
Of course, a certain percentage of skull tattoos do belong to people who are attracted to the ‘dark side’, either as a function of their lifestyle or as a philosophical interest. Skull tattoo designs come in all shapes and sizes, however, and some are surprisingly attractive.
After all, another reason why the skull image is so popular is that its dramatic lines lend themselves well to art, and that includes tattoo art.Of course, some skull tattoos are, clearly, meant to be macabre.
Take, for instance, the ‘grim reaper’ figure – a tall, hooded figure with a skull face. Sometimes the skeleton is dressed differently – he may be wearing more casual attire, or holding a guitar, for example. These images blend humor with a prevailing feeling of hopelessness or impending doom.Lately, however, we have been seeing skulls used as a decorative border image for tribal or fantasy tattoos.
The skull image is invariably a bit shocking – it’s meant to shock. But in tattoo designs that are not overtly dark, and that incorporate a variety of images and styles, the skull motif becomes just one part of the overall complexity or ‘texture’ of the tattoo art. Skull tattoos are, if anything, gaining in popularity. We might see this as an indication that society is coming to grips with the idea of death, and there may be a certain validity to that argument. Certainly, the image is an appropriate one for tattooing, as the whole idea of a tattoo is that it will stay with you until you die, a permanent part of your mortal body.

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