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Skull is one of the most popular tattoo designs. It serves a number of symbolic purposes. the most common is death and mortality. but in many aspects, one can use the image of a skull to implicate various things.
Skull can be a symbol of protection, strength and power. for some people who already experienced danger, it can be a symbol of overcoming death, danger or a tough time. for those people who overcome trials, it can be a symbol for a past life, now changed, never to revert. Skulls can also be a reminder of death and bad behavior. In history, it is a symbol of victory over the enemy and a warning to the people defeated in battle. Skull is an obvious declaration of triumph.
Although skull, at first glance, may appear to resemble a negative or dangerous image, it does not always mean what they resemble. the meaning behind a word is as strong as the meaning behind an image.
Skulls can be drawn in various ways. Every person that chooses to have a skull tattooed on their body has a reason and meaning. They are also popular to girls who want a tattoo because not all skulls have to be demonic and masculine. It can also be in a more feminine design but many women even prefer the more demonic skull. In some cases, couples that want matching skull tattoos but of different sexes, the women prefer to smooth out the rough edges to show their feminine side. Feminine skulls tend to be in pink and purple color and/or have ribbons and flowers to lessen the demonic appeal. Skulls combined with crosses, roses and wings are not only a reminder of mortality but also the fight of the soul, resurrection and eternity.
The skull is as popular as it ever was. In games, literature, movies, comics, and of course, tattoos, it continues to gather many different symbolic meanings and implications as the artistic and creative imagination of the artist itself. Some designs can be humorous, some implicates danger and threatening, but Death is always part of the picture.
I’ve been drawing since I can remember, one of my friends who saw my drawing asked me to draw him up a tattoo, the only thing he had given me to go off of was that he was Native American, he liked Celtic and Japanese stuff, his favorite animal was a wolf, that he wanted the quote “Live Life” in there, and he used to surf so he loved water….well this was my first tattoo…and if you look closely you’ll see some hidden images…like a boat…a face in the water…a spider in the gun handle, and a howling wolf in the dream catcher. Here’s the link:
Anyways, well I posted that picture on Facebook and another one of my friends said he really liked it and he wanted me to draw him up one…he said that he wanted a “Life and Death” theme…so I was thinking that I would kind of split the tattoo image in half by something (like how the first one had a sword in the middle) and on one side I would have things representing death like a skull, a wilting flower, etc. and on th other side I would have the opposite, a face, a blooming rose etc. well what I need is something to split the image in half by…like how the first tattoo I drew had a sword in the middle, I need something that could go in the middle of this tattoo…so any ideas would help a lot! also if you can think of any “extra” images for each side that would be great, but Im mainly looking fr the center one…thanks!
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Wowzer! 35-year-old Maria Hose Cristerna aka the Vampire Lady is a mother of 4 who claims to live a normal life in Mexico. Doesn’t look so normal to me, but her past is a shocking one. Formerly a lawyer from a deeply religious family, she was married at the age of 17. her life then took a complete turn and she’s known now as the vampire woman after becoming a tattoo artist and implanting extreme body ‘arts’. Check out more of her bizzare story and pics after the jump!
She was a trained lawyer from a deeply religious family who married at the age of 17.
But Maria Hose Cristerna, a 35-year-old mother of four from Mexico is known as vampire woman after becoming a tattoo artist and taking her body art to the extreme.
She says she turned to body art after suffering years of domestic abuse.
She has tattooed almost 100 per cent of her body, had titanium ‘horns’ implanted into her skull and dental implants that give her ‘fangs’.
‘The horns I have are a symbol of strength and were implanted without anaesthetic.’
I had the fangs done because I loved vampires as a little girl and I changed the colour of my eyes so they were how I really wanted them to be,’ she told the Sun.
She showed off her looks at a tattoo exhibition in Monterrey, Californa.
But her transformation is not complete. She says she wants to have more titanium horns implanted in the back of her head
She claims to live a ‘normal life’ at her home in Mexico.