The face of the skull is hard to forget, as it is a reflection of our own mortality and ultimate demise.
Adorning the catacombs of Paris and gazed upon by Hamlet, painted and worn with gleeful pride on the Day of The Dead and likewise lurking in our deepest and most disconcerting dreams, the skull is everywhere, standing out in sharp contrast to the waking world.
Watercolor skull depictions offer a slightly different approach. Painted in lush colors and softer lines, a watercolor skull is a poetic reminder that death is as natural as life itself, and not to be feared. Richly hued and often layered in Monet-inspired flora & fauna, watercolor skull tattoos make art of the afterlife, and embrace the skull as one would his own.
Not all who dance with death fear or fight it; the watercolor skull tattoo is for the man who digs a little deeper without disturbing the grave. He instinctively understands the fragility of the world around him, which includes all states of birth and decay. The watery lines and bleeding hues of his skull tattoo are his way of reminding his peers that life is a work of art, and death the grand finale.