Skull tattoos are a straight forward way of letting the world know that fear does not play a part in your life.
From skulls paired with daggers to Shakespeare-esque remains, skulls can be easily incorporated into larger pieces and leave room for expanding current work.
As a tattoo design, skulls remind us that despite everything there is but one certainty and one future waiting for us. Embracing that idea that everything ends and nothing truly is forever is deeply ingrained in the tattoo. As a memento mori, or reminder of mortality, no idea drives the point home more clearly or as quickly as that of a skull.
Though a unique skull tattoo doesn’t need to be a broody reminder that everyone dies but can be symbolic of your appreciation of life itself, by accepting the inevitable a man can truly enjoy every moment of his life to the fullest and this can be expressed by a beautifully shaded tattoo.
Skulls have long been a part of tattoo culture, as more of a counter-culture to popular notions and often symbolic of the more rebellious nature of tattoos themselves, skulls present the idea of that a man is unafraid to stray off the beaten path. By constantly confronting that which waiting for all us a skull tattoo allows the world to see you as someone who is unafraid of that which scares most.