100 Awesome Skull Tattoo Designs

Butterfly and skull tattoo

Human skull is one of popular subjects in tattoos as well as paintings and optical illusions. You may wonder why people get skull tattoos. Skull has long been considered as the vessel of the soul, or wisdom of ancestors. Skulls cannot be taken as a mere symbol of death, but as a symbol of rebirth, symbolizing eternal life which can only be achievable through spiritual death and rebirth.


Skull tattoos are loved and practiced for their classic symbolic meanings or their representation of the wicked side of the world. Today, skull has a linkage to fashion industry. People may love skull tattoos just for it looks cool. A skull often appears with other objects, representing their integrated meaning, e.g., skull & roses, could mean grateful dead or love and death.

There are a lot of such combinations which could enlighten your skull tattoo ideas when you decide to have a skull tattoo wherever on the arm, back, chest, etc. Moreover, it’s important to have your skull tattoo to be created in an artistic manner, esp. you love it not for these symbolic meanings but just for whimsical fun. In this post I have extended the number of awesome skull tattoo designs from 20 to 60. Let us any awesome one which you think should be on the list.n Just drop a link on the comment.

Trash Polka tattoo - skull, cherry leaves and blossom

Trash Polka tattoo – skull, cherry leaves and blossom

Pirate skulls tattoo on half sleeve

Pirate skulls tattoo on half sleeve

Pink Roses and Feline Cat Skull

skull and girl portrait tattoo on back for woman

Surreal skull and girl portrait

Skull with mask tattoo on sleeve

Skull with mask tattoo on sleeve

Skull wizard tattoo for men

Skull wizard

66-Skull with rose tattoo

Rose in deep red

67- Skull tattoo on leg

Surrestic Skull

6Greyscale Sugar Skull with butterfly tattoo

Greyscale Sugar Skull with butterfly

Skull with feather tattoo on thigh

Skull with feather tattoo on thigh

Skull with crown tattoo on hand for men

Crowned Skull tattoo on hand

SkullMelted watch tattoo on leg

Melted watch

72-Skull with watch

Skull trapped in watch

Boat Anchor and Skull Tattoo

Boat Anchor and Skull

Skull makeup sleeve tattoo

Skull makeup tattoo

76-Skull with moths tattoo

Skull with moth

Hatted skull tattoo

Hatted skull in watercolor

Skull and crossbones tattoo

Skull and crossbones

Sugar Skull tattoo on calf

Sugar Skull tattoo on calf

Skull with rosee and bracelets tattoo

Skull with rosee and bracelets

Eyed skull with roses

Eyed skull with roses

Native American Tattoo Owl, skull and wolf

Native American Tattoo Owl, skull and wolf

Crowned Skull with watch tattoo

Crowned Skull with watch tattoo

Smoking Skull tattoo on leg

Smoking Skull

Feather rose and  skull forearm tattoo

Feather rose and skull forearm tattoo

Skull eagle tattoo

3D Skull with eagle tattoo

skull rose tattoo on forearm

Beautiful skull with rose tattoo

steampunk crowned skull tattoo

steampunk crowned skull

Skull and lock  tattoo

Heart shaped lock attached to skull

Colorful Skull with rose headpiece tattoo

Colorful Skull with rose headpiece

92-3D Skull and flower

3D Skull and flower

Skull with moth and rose tattoo

Moth and Skull

Skull and eye tattoo

Skull and eye

Skull in dark world tattoo

Skull in dark world

Colorful crowned Skull sleeve tattoo

Colorful crowned Skull sleeve tattoo

98-Black and white skull tattoo

Black and white skull tattoo

89-Skull and crown sleeve tattoo

Skull and crown sleeve tattoo

Prickly vines and skull tattoo

Prickly vines and skull

99-Skull and wolf tattoo

Wolf and Skull

Butterflies and Skull tattoo

Butterflies and skull

Skull and roses sleeve tattoo

Trash Polka style

Skull Matching Tattoo with butterfly and rose

Stylized Sugar Skull

Fullback skull and crows tattoo

Fullback skull and crows tattoo

Skull half sleeve tattoo

Fullback tattoo in Japanese style with Skull, girl, butterflies and birds

Sugar Skull Skeleton

Skull and roses with thorn tattoo on hand

Skull and roses with thorn on hand

Flowers and skull side tattoo for woman

Flowers and skull side tattoo for woman

sugar skull half sleeve wip

Candy skull tattoo

Freehand skull on head tattoo

Candy skull

Zombie skull tattoo

Zombie skull

Skull Tattoo on hand

Angel and skull tattoo

Skull in Roses full back tattoo

Skull in Roses full back tattoo

Sleeve Skulls tattoo

Sleeve Skulls tattoo

Red roses skull and swirls tattoo on black

Red roses, skull and swirls tattoo on black for women

Snake and Skull tattoo

Snake and Skull

sugar skull bride tattoo tattoo

Sugar skull bride tattoo

Veiled woman with skull headpiece tattoo

Veiled woman with skull headpiece

Giant skull fullback tattoo for men

Giant skull fullback tattoo for men

Skull with UV light Tattoo on hand

Skull with UV light Tattoo on hand

Roses and skull melted in flesh tattoo

Roses and skull melted in flesh

Skull with music headset

Skull with music headset

Skull gentleman tattoo

Skull gentleman

Sugar Skull with rose tattoo

Sugar Skull with rose

Skull with rose headpiece

Fall leaf and skull tattoo on arm

Fall leaf and skull tattoo on arm

Living Skull tattoo

Living Skull

leaf and skull tattoo

Skull and roses tattoo

Skull war tattoo

Remember the ourcome of war

Skull Tattoo on Chest

Giant skull tattoo on back

Giant skull tattoo on back

Large skull half sleeve tattoo

Large skull half sleeve tattoo

Sugar skull and rose

rose and skull tattoo on hip

Skull ear tattoo

Skull ear tattoo

Large skull sleeve tattoo for men

Large skull sleeve tattoo for men

Clown and skulls tattoo

Clown and skulls

7 Comments

  1. some great tattoo work on here an its given me some good idea’s of what tattoo style I’d like to have done

  2. What colours other than grey washes is used in the skull with the butterfly on top rose under and cross

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  4. Awesome tattoos…
    Im searching for a design to get on my arm (half sleeve) a praying hand with the rosary and a pigeon on top of it. Actually a religious tattoo. Can you help me on this?
    Please send me some designs.

  5. I have noticed a number of individuals carrying skulls as a garment symbolizing a gang in Australia. Some of them looks at you fiercely. They often shows you authority in pubs and trains and wants to fight you.Most of the time hates African’s carrying dreadlocks with an outrageous body language towards humanity in terms of death.

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