Once lauded as too morbid and something only bikers wore, skull tattoos have long entered mainstream body art. Their popularity only continues to grow as the meanings adapt depending on the wearer.
What a skull tattoo represents can drastically affect the design, especially when placed on an area like the back. You have an incredible canvas to play with, so feel free to go all out.
Playing up on the opposites balancing each other out is a popular take on skull tattoos. Many go for the black and gray design with sophisticated black and gray or colored roses drawn around—a perfect embodiment of beauty and decay, of a struggle between good and evil.
You can always aim for the traditional approach that entrench skulls around the idea of death itself. Those never go out of style, and they always look good as an entire back piece. These time-honored pieces can show the world how you’re overcoming a change in life, how you’re evolving.
Another favored route is the sugar skull. What has deep meaning for those of Mexican heritage has gained traction with people across the world. It is the ultimate celebration of life, of those who have passed. Add a spin to it to make it your own. Flashy splashes of color certainly stand out to snatch anyone’s attention.
So, what are you waiting for? Regardless of what it means to you, only those daring enough will take the leap to add some skull body art to their back.