Dark and gothic, a skull tattoo on your chest can be either morbidly beautiful or exquisitely terrifying. This primal symbol of the extremes of human existence is truly a worthy subject for your ink.
There’s something primal about the delicate, fearsome beauty of a skull.
That familiar grinning visage lingers in our collective unconscious almost like a taunt from the black shores of mortality.
A skull tattoo, front and center of your body, can be a way to taunt back. It can be a way to look death itself in the eye and say, I’m not afraid of you. It can be a call to fight to the last, refusing to go gently into that dark night.
It can also be a way to make piece with death. In the world of art, the presence of a skull in a painting was often considered a memento mori, a reminder that we too shall turn to ash, so we better live this life with all we’ve got.
The haunting, dusty curves and cracks of a skull truly make it the perfect match for the precise artistry of tattooing. There’s something deliciously ironic about enshrining dull bone on living skin.
Give in to your darkest thoughts and let our collection of skull tattoos give you the stern inspiration to make it through to the other side.