175 Awesome Skull Tattoos Design This Year

Are you looking for some fancy skull tattoo ideas that you won’t be ashamed to show off to your friends? If so, you have come to the right place! You are bound to find at least one skull tattoo that you will want to ink on yourself immediately. Are you ready for our awesome collection of skull tattoo designs? Let’s get started!

 

 

Unique Skull Tattoos You’ll Fall in Love with

Whether it’s traditional skull tattoos or modern ones, skulls have always been a prominent theme for tattoos. If it’s on a girl, then the skull tattoo is likely to be more gentle and decorated. Skull tattoos for men meanwhile are often accompanied by the war theme, battle scars and blood. Which of these skull tattoo designs below do you like best?

1. Almost Full Coverage Skull Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 166

You can expect most of the skull tattoo designs for men to look something like this – a flash of black and red with skulls appearing throughout the entire piece. It does look amazing though, doesn’t it?

 

2. Skull Sleeve Tattoo Extending to the Back

Awesom skull tatto designs 165

This might not be a skull sleeve tattoo entirely on its own, since the skull itself is actually on the back. Nevertheless, the trash polka style tattoo we have here sure is one to consider!

 

3. Shoulder Skull Tattoo

Go for a little more abstract in your tattoo with ink splatter patterns like this skull tattoo design. Whenever you are out of ideas for your tattoo design, realism mixed with watercolor or ink splatter looks will always be good.

 

4. The Skull Beneath Your Skin

This has to be one of the more popular skull tattoo designs for men. There’s the trash polka style, and there’s the skull that seems to be hiding behind its skin. There’s also the popular splashes of red.

 

5. Creative Skull Tattoo Design on Back of Hand

Source

This is one of the best skull tattoo ideas that we have! It’s a way to make your skull tattoo pop out with its simplicity – just the bottom half of a skull. When you position your hand correctly, it looks like your own skull!

 

6. Double Exposure Skull Tattoo Idea

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (2)

This is one cool skull tattoo to have! There is the outline of a woman, and yet you can still see the shape of a skull foreshadowing it all as well. Perhaps this is a tattoo that relates to the theme “Dangerous Woman”!

 

7. Skull Sleeve Tattoo Design

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (3)

The details in this skull sleeve tattoo is simply incredible! The eyeball looked exceptionally realistic – almost to a creepy note, and we absolutely love it.

 

8. Some Colors in the Skull

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (4)

Don’t want your skull tattoo designs to look too grim? How about adding some colors into the tattoo like you see in this particular piece? Rather than looking full-on creepy, now it even looks gorgeous!

 

9. A Not-So-Traditional Skull Tattoo

Why got for traditional skull tattoo designs when there are other more creative designs like this one? You can include your skull tattoo within another tattoo design to make yours stand out from the rest.

 

10. Skull Tattoo Designs for Women

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (5)

You might find yourself dealing with skull tattoos like this one above. The design might include a rose in it, but it is joined with the skull tattoo so naturally that it looks just like a part of it!

 

10. A Unique Skull Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (6)

If you want your skull tattoo to be a unique one, you can go for a mix of two or more themes. This skull sleeve tattoo in particular has a steampunk feel to it.

 

11. Skull Tattoo for Men on the Chest

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (8)

This would be an awesome addition to your tattoo collection. The tattoo artist paid attention to the details in this piece, using the lighting and colors so well that the tattoo looks more like a piece of art!

 

12. A Feminine Skull Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (9)

Some skull tattoo designs look like this one above – the pattern is more feminine, portraying a the curly locks of the damsel’s hair and the thin red veil hiding the skull beneath her face.

 

13. A Creative Skull Tattoo Design

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (10)

Look at all the colors on this piece! The face obscured behind the skull has such a fierce expression to it, and yet the colors behind the figure seems to soften the tone of the entire tattoo piece.

 

14. Bloody Little Cupcake

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 (7)

Here’s a unique skull tattoo that you can consider! Unlike traditional skull tattoos, this one has a more unique take in which the skull is placed as a decoration on a cupcake rather than being the focus itself.

 

15. Couple Skull Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 11

These candy skulls are sweet on their own, yet even sweeter when you see that it is a couple tattoo! The design of this piece resembles that of a traditional skull tattoo, especially with the colors and shading techniques.

 

16. Simple Skull Tattoo Ideas

Awesom skull tatto designs 12

Not sure what skull tattoo design to take on? You can create a small and simple skull tattoo like this one! They look very similar, aside from the fact that they have difference accessories on them.

 

17. Skull-Themed Half Sleeve Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 13

This majestic skull tattoo is sporting a crown, backed by towers and clocks. One can only assume that this tattoo depicts a king whose kingdom has long gone.

 

18. Bright & Happy Candy Skull Tattoo

Awesom skull tatto designs 14

If you weren’t sure about how candy skull tattoos would look like if it has a feminine variant, this is it! This is a typical skull tattoo design for women, with bright colors and floral patterns.

 

19. Skull Tattoo for Men on Back of Hand

Awesom skull tatto designs 15

This skull tattoo looks a little more dark and gloomy, perhaps even more horror-like. However, the shape of the skull without the bottom jaw sits perfectly on the back of the person’s hand. Perfect!

 

20. Skull Tattoo along the Hips

Awesom skull tatto designs 16

You can take this skull tattoo idea heads-on if you want to have a tattoo piece that stands out for you. A tattoo like this one fits just nicely along your hips down to your upper thigh area, giving it an amazing appearance.

 

Skull is one of those tattoos that evoke in people the whole range of mixed feelings. In general, the meaning of skull tattoos is connected with danger, death and awareness of the transience of human life. As a rule, such issues concern not every person, but as we see on photos on the Internet, there is a great variety of skull tattoos and even more greater of skull sketches.

Skull tattoos can be found both on boys’ and girls’ bodies.

Awesom skull tatto designs 2 17

Awesom skull tatto designs 2 18

Awesom skull tatto designs 19

Awesom skull tatto designs 20

Awesom skull tatto designs 21

Awesom skull tatto designs 22

This symbol is preferred by many people as it has a great variety of meanings and may be performed in different styles.

Awesom skull tatto designs 23

Awesom skull tatto designs 24

Awesom skull tatto designs 25

Awesom skull tatto designs 27

Awesom skull tatto designs 30

Awesom skull tatto designs 31

Awesom skull tatto designs 32

Awesom skull tatto designs 33

Awesom skull tatto designs 34

Awesom skull tatto designs 35

Awesom skull tatto designs 36

Skulls are depicted together with other symbols or separately, they can be of big or small size depending on owners’ desires and goals.

Awesom skull tatto designs 37

Awesom skull tatto designs 38

Awesom skull tatto designs 40

Awesom skull tatto designs 41

Awesom skull tatto designs 42

Awesom skull tatto designs 43

Awesom skull tatto designs 45

Awesom skull tatto designs 44

Awesom skull tatto designs 44

Meaning of skull tattoos

  1. The skull is a sign of dark forces, victory of life over death, the sign of death and threats.

 

Awesom skull tatto designs 46

Awesom skull tatto designs 47

Awesom skull tatto designs 48

  1. Skull with crossbones is a symbol of pirates, which was associated with horror and fear in every time.

Awesom skull tatto designs 50 (1)

Awesom skull tatto designs 52

Awesom skull tatto designs 51

Awesom skull tatto designs 49

  1. In general, these tattoos were applied by compulsive gamblers or thieves, because their existence is connected with risk. This caused that the tattoo of skull started to be the symbol of despair.

Awesom skull tatto designs 54

Awesom skull tatto designs 55

Awesom skull tatto designs 53

  1. The skull symbolizes not only death but also immortality.

Awesom skull tatto designs 56

Awesom skull tatto designs 57

Awesom skull tatto designs 58

  1. Skull, depicted with a snake that crawls out of the eye is the symbol of wisdom and immortality. The usual meaning of the skull is the end of earthly pleasures, death, and decay.

Awesom skull tatto designs 59

Awesom skull tatto designs 60

Awesom skull tatto designs 61

  1. Bikers tattoo the skull to remind themselves that you need to take off your life everything without exception.

Awesom skull tatto designs 62

Awesom skull tatto designs 63

Awesom skull tatto designs 64

  1. The skull does not always mean something bad or melancholic.

Awesom skull tatto designs 65

Awesom skull tatto designs 67

Awesom skull tatto designs 66

  1. It also represents the beginning of a new life, rebirth, and reincarnation.

Awesom skull tatto designs 70

Awesom skull tatto designs 68

Awesom skull tatto designs 69

  1. The skull in the criminal world is a symbol of the desire for power.

The skull like every other tattoo sketch symbolizes the things and meanings, which you put in it, whether it is joy or fear.

Awesom skull tatto designs 74

Meaning of skull symbol in different cultures

First, the meaning of skull tattoos varies in different cultures and different nations.

  1. For Latinos, this is indeed a sign of death.

Awesom skull tatto designs 77

Skull here is a reminder of the end of stay in this world.

  1. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead.

Awesom skull tatto designs 78

Awesom skull tatto designs 79

Awesom skull tatto designs 80

These are a celebration of liberation from all earthly things and praise the transition to a better world.

  1. Sketch of tattoo with a skull can transmit, however, absolutely opposite information.

Awesom skull tatto designs 81

Awesom skull tatto designs 82

Awesom skull tatto designs 83

Thus, the Indians believe the image of the skull is some kind of protection from death.

  1. Also, such a tattoo can be a symbol of forgiveness and sacrifice.

Awesom skull tatto designs 84

Awesom skull tatto designs 85

Awesom skull tatto designs 86

This meaning came to us from the depths of Christianity.

The meaning has its ground in the tragic death of Jesus, who redeemed the original sin of Adam and Eve.

Awesom skull tatto designs 89

Awesom skull tatto designs 88

Awesom skull tatto designs 87

  1. Some Buddhist sects use human skulls as an amulet, constantly reminding them that life is sacred.

Awesom skull tatto designs 92

Awesom skull tatto designs 91

Awesom skull tatto designs 90

  1. Ancient Celts, wandering about all the Europe, felt that the skull keeps the immortal soul of a man.

Awesom skull tatto designs 93

Awesom skull tatto designs 94

Awesom skull tatto designs 95

Therefore, they preserved the skulls of their glorious ancestors and brave soldiers and treated them with the utmost care to hair their power and dignity.

Awesom skull tatto designs 96

Skull tattoos for men and women

Different pictures of skulls decorate bodies of men as well as a woman.

Awesom skull tatto designs 97

Awesom skull tatto designs 98

There are a lot of tattoos performed in various manners.

Awesom skull tatto designs 104

Awesom skull tatto designs 103

Awesom skull tatto designs 102

Awesom skull tatto designs 101

Awesom skull tatto designs 100

Awesom skull tatto designs 1 99

They are cool and unique and help to understand some details of the character of its owner.

Awesom skull tatto designs 105

Awesom skull tatto designs 106

Awesom skull tatto designs 107

Awesom skull tatto designs 108

Awesom skull tatto designs 109

Awesom skull tatto designs 110

Awesom skull tatto designs 111

Awesom skull tatto designs 112

Awesom skull tatto designs 113

Awesom skull tatto designs 114

Awesom skull tatto designs 115

The pictures of skulls combined with the other symbols can embody indeed absolutely various themes and traits of character.

Awesom skull tatto designs 116

Awesom skull tatto designs 117

Awesom skull tatto designs 118

Awesom skull tatto designs 119

Awesom skull tatto designs 120

Awesom skull tatto designs 121

Awesom skull tatto designs 122

Awesom skull tatto designs 123

Awesom skull tatto designs 124

Awesom skull tatto designs 125

For example, the composition “skull and rose” represents the unity of the opposites such as love and death.

Awesom skull tatto designs 126

Awesom skull tatto designs 127

Awesom skull tatto designs 128

Awesom skull tatto designs 129

Awesom skull tatto designs 130

Awesom skull tatto designs 131

“Skull and snake” represents immortality and wisdom, experience and depth of thoughts.
Many teenagers import in the skull tattoo their courage, determination, willingness to meet the life changes and do not be afraid of them.

Awesom skull tatto designs 132

Awesom skull tatto designs 133

Awesom skull tatto designs 134

Awesom skull tatto designs 135

Awesom skull tatto designs 136

Awesom skull tatto designs 137

For some people, skulls may be reminders of their beloved,

Awesom skull tatto designs 138

Awesom skull tatto designs 139

Awesom skull tatto designs 140

but for some others, this is a symbol of hatred and blind rage.

Awesom skull tatto designs 142

Awesom skull tatto designs 143

Awesom skull tatto designs 144

Awesom skull tatto designs 145

Awesom skull tatto designs 141

Therefore, the skull can be called rather a universal symbol for the tattoo.

Awesom skull tatto designs 146

Skull tattoos are equally popular both in men

Awesom skull tatto designs 147

and women.

Awesom skull tatto designs 148

There are a lotof styles in which such picture can be performed.

Boys prefer more traditional design of skulls, such as old school,

Awesom skull tatto designs 149

realism,

Awesom skull tatto designs 150

trash polka,

Awesom skull tatto designs 151

new school,

Awesom skull tatto designs 152

biomechanics and so on.

Awesom skull tatto designs 153

In the same time, girls are used to decorating their bodies with skull tattoos,

Awesom skull tatto designs 154

which include floristic elements,

Awesom skull tatto designs 155

insects,

Awesom skull tatto designs 156

animals,

Awesom skull tatto designs 157

crowns,

Awesom skull tatto designs 158

and hearts

Awesom skull tatto designs 159

or are simply pictured in aquarelle motives.

Awesom skull tatto designs 160

Awesom skull tatto designs 161

People tattoo all the parts of their bodies with the pictures of skulls.
Generally, men place the skull tattoo on their shoulders,

Awesom skull tatto designs 162

arms,

Awesom skull tatto designs 163

neck,

Awesom skull tatto designs 164

back

 

breast or ankles.

Awesom skull tatto designs 167

Women tattoo their thighs,

Awesom skull tatto designs 168

ribs,

Awesom skull tatto designs 169

shoulders,

Awesom skull tatto designs 170

belly,

Awesom skull tatto designs 171

arms

Awesom skull tatto designs 172

and back.

Awesom skull tatto designs 173

Celebrities’ skull tattoos

  • Jessica White has a skull and cross-shaped dagger tattoo on her left wrist.Celebrities’ skull tattoos (1)
  • Jesy Nelson got a tattoo of a skull and rose.Celebrities’ skull tattoos (2)Celebrities’ skull tattoos (5)Celebrities’ skull tattoos (3)The tattoo is on the outside of her left forearm, next to her previous rose tattoo.
  • Ash Costello has a skull tattoo on her right thumb which is the logo for the band Misfits.Celebrities’ skull tattoos (6)
  • Alexis Krauss has a grayscale tattoo on her left forearm of a skull and crossbones pierced by an ornate dagger.Celebrities’ skull tattoos (4)

 

30 best designs for tattoos skull

Tags: skull sleeve tattoo, skull tattoo, skull tattoo designs, skull tattoo ideas, skull tattoos for men, traditional skull tattoo, unique skull tattoos

Related Posts

Previous Post Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *