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We've all seen skull tattoos. It's one of the most popular themes for tattoos in any style. It's a bold graphic that is a bit on the creepy side. Skulls have different meanings in different cultures. In Mexican culture, a commonly used skull is the sugar skull. The sugar skull is associated with Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It's a celebration of passed loved ones, not a sad, morbid affair, but very colorful and fun. In most Western culture, the skull is associated with death and evil. The skull is a representation of human beings. We all have a skull that is mostly only visible in death, in association with decay.
The skull can be incorporated into many different designs. You can get your own skull tattoo custom created to your likings. It's a great subject for any part of the body. It can be creepy and dark or very feminine and light. It can be bold and graphic or could be stylized as an old school tattoo similar to something a sailor would have gotten years ago. The skull tattoo can truly become a unique subject to express one's individuality.
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