When a person wants to choose a tattoo in order to look and make him feel tough, it is common for them to choose skull tattoos. there are several varieties of these tattoos available in the tattooing world. even though the general public may currently associate skull with fearless attitude and death, it is not always true.
According to its modified designs in the present times they may also look cartoonish or even at times cute. it is interesting to see as to how by the change of its colours and design skull tattoos can break through its envisioned darkness and gloomy forms and extend its symbolic structure even for a delightful meaning. A few notable symbolic meanings of the skull tattoos are as follows:
1. In the past skull tattoos were singularly designed for men, but with the advent of the recent unisex world, skull tattoos are worn both by men and women. In order to bring feminine touch, contemporary tattooists even may add a bow to the pre-existing anatomy of the skull – colour it in pink or purple to make it more acceptable to their women clients. these tattoo designs are often worn by committed couples where the tattoos remain the same but appear in varying sex forms to symbolise eternal love for each other beyond the grave.
2. In Christendom, the skull has always represented human vanity, repentance and eternity of the soul. However a skull with a serpent appearing through its eye sockets is symbolical of knowledge and immortality of the human mind.
3. In the old days, during battles; decapitation of the head of the vanquished enemy was common in order to provide a solid proof that the enemy is dead. it not only did display power and superiority but the sight of a beheaded skull brought fear in minds of the enemies.
4. During the dark ages the Celtic lords symbolized the skull as a form of greater changes rather than danger or death which gives skull tattoos a more positive spin in the recent times. In the modern times skull is seen as a symbol for power, protection and strength. it can also symbolize a time when you had been able to overcome a tragic circumstance or a life threatening obstacle in your life which depicts the strength and inherent determination of the tattooed person. As above all the skull tattoos makes you look tough.
5. Among the Mexican peoples skull tattoos are extensively used to commemorate two extremely important days i.e. 1st November and 2nd November, which represents the mourning day for the death of young children and adults respectively. The Mexicans decorate their skull forms with happy friendly touches with flowers, butterflies and other natural elements to show the immortality of the soul amidst nature which also makes them look more attractive and even more beautiful to wear.