The skull has signified various ideas and concepts down the years. On the one hand it reflects hatred, while on the other it denotes the victory of death over life. Different forms of this symbol have been used to depict many varied ideas during the past.
The skull has been used by many diverse people, from pirates to addicted teenagers, from danger signs to voodoo depictions. The symbol has left a history of legends behind it, and continues to create new ones in its wake. It has been used, quite surprisingly, even in the Christian context, since Golgotha, which translates into 'The Place of the Dead' was where Christ was crucified. Whatever you wish to symbolize, though, skull tattoo designs will do it for you.
Apart from the symbolism behind them, skull tattoos are – there is no other word for it – cool, when it comes to guys wearing them. This is especially true for bikers, for they have an attitude that matches that of the skull, unto perfection. The other group of people who would look all the more amazing sporting skull tattoo designs is wrestlers, with their huge, strong bodies and musculature. They also have the bloodthirsty feeling associated with the skull in plenty, and would match them very well.
Skull tattoo designs look great only on men, though, for women would lose their aura of delicate beauty if they wore them on their bodies. Some of them might be able to pull them off, but there is always a risk of their not looking good on ladies. From the simple skull and crossbones to the wild flaming skull, there are innumerable ways to incorporate the skull into a tattoo. You can pair the skull with a rose or a cross. You can sharpen the canines of a skull to make a demon or vampire skull. You can also give your skull a top hat, or let it glare back at your audience amid raging flames. You can tangle it in barbed wire or create a Death's Head moth, or fashion your own brand of Clown skulls, jester skulls and joker skulls, in order to make for scary tattoos with a frightful twist of humor or insanity.
There is a lot that you can do when it comes to skull tattoo designs, and in case you are not able to think or imagine with that sort of creative perspective, your best option is to have your trusted tattoo artist design one, especially for you. This will be more expensive, but will also be unique and one-of-a-kind.
Now you need to decide on the part of your body where you can flaunt this tattoo well, and receive praise for it. Normally, skull tattoos look great on the upper arm, chest and back, but you can decide on any area that you are comfortable with. Whatever pattern and area of your body you choose for your skull tattoo design, be sure that it is something that you want for life, and will not regret it later, for tattoos are permanent.