Skull tattoo designs have been widespread since ancient times and their popularity has increased lately. More and more people tend to choose them, and this tendency is characteristic of different countries. So, a question arise ? why do people so often prefer skull tattoo designs? Certainly, skull tattoos look fashionable. But it isn’t the only reason. The answer is much deeper. These tattoo designs appear to have plenty of historical meanings which vary a lot in different cultures and societies. Because of this variety of implications a skull tattoo design usually has an individual meaning for its owner.
A skull is considered to be a sign of death. Well, these tattoo designs do reveal the shortness of people’s life. But there is something else in them. The person wearing a skull tattoo design wants to show that he realizes the inevitability of death and that he isn't afraid of it. No one would deny that bravery is really needed to make such a tattoo and people most often demonstrate their bravery by choosing it for them.
Latin America is supposed to be the place of origin of skull tattoos. There is an ancient holiday in Mexico ? the Day of the Dead. On this day people gather to remember their relatives and friends who are already dead. A skull is a traditional symbol of this holiday because in the past the Indians believed that skull tattoo designs protected from death.
Nowadays skull tattoo pictures express several different meanings. First of all, this tattoo is more often a symbol of power and strength for modern people. Then, we can find a skull symbol practically in every religion and it has frightened people since the dawn of time. The well known combination ? a skull with bones ? is a pirate sign. These skull tattoos are usually regarded as signs of freedom. Choosing them people demonstrate that the greatest value for them is freedom. It’s a choice of those who have little or no respect for norms or even laws of the society.
Skull tattoo designs appear to be especially popular with young people. For them they are symbols of their independence. No wonder skull tattoo designs appeal to so many young people and are more often made.
Styles in which skull tattoo designs are made are also different and there are a lot of them. Can you boast of having a strong will? Then you can accentuate it with a skull in fire pattern. If you are fond of risk, this tattoo design is also for you.
Earlier only men made skull tattoos, but today the situation is quite different. More and more women choose skull tattoo designs to be printed on them. As a result of this popularity new skull tattoo patterns have been developed, the so called ladies’ skull tattoos, for example, a skull with roses.
Skull tattoo images are usually thought to be rather aggressive. But they may be symbols of changes as well. In some cultures, for instance, if a person wants to change his whole life, he will prefer a skull tattoo image. It’s up to you to decide what tattoo pattern to choose, but you should remember that the best choice is always a tattoo image with an individual meaning.