by Kate- www.inkme.tattoo
What is the first thing you think of when imaging a skull? Death? Mortality? Alchemy and dark magic? What about twisting your way of thinking a bit and try to associate skull with beauty, power and maybe even femininity? Yes, that’s right! You’ve heard me – skull tattoos are diverse and not reserved for men only!
What is more sexy and feminine than a bit of secret and mystery? Look at this girl – would you expect her to have another skull tattooed apart from the one on her arm? Me neither. That’s why it’s so sexy – to find out what’s the mysterious shape, peeking from under her skirt.
Who said that black always has to come with white? Color contrasts with blacks just as good, but instead of underlining sadness and darkness of death, makes the image more vivid and optimistic. It’s one of the most girlish ways of tattooing skull.
One of the trendiest skull images of last years are colorful skulls used in Mexico during the Day of Dead. Totally understandable, why people went crazy about them. They fit anyone, regardless the sex and are quite flexible as well, looking great both as small patterns and big, determined tattoos.
Do you want sexy, but strong, powerful look? Rockabilly style will be perfect! Making tattoo on your chest will show your independence and intrigue at the same time.
Sleeves are really popular because making tattoo in this place is relatively painless and the result looks impressive. Doesn’t matter what style you choose and what sex you are. Having skull as a part of the bigger tattoo, exposed quite often to other’s eyes, will instantly make you feel like a rock star.
Another proof that skull doesn’t have to be a man’s attribute. Delicate, linear tattoos are perfect even for ethereal, sensitive women. Add some flowers to make it even more feminine.
Not many people associate skull with romance and melancholy. That couldn’t be more wrong. Did you know, that ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’ are one of the purest romantic stories? And what about ‘Hamlet’? Death can be scary and gloomy, but it can be mystical and mysterious, just before fog comes down.
Doesn’t really matter if you are a boy or a girl. This is perfect place for skull tattoo. Not only easy to hide, but delicate and not aggressive either. Roundish shape of your shoulder blade makes perfect match with the skull shape, making it easy to tattoo and nice to wear.
If you think about yourself as a contemporary witch, skull is perfect choice for tattoo. No matter if made as a part of the whole or as an individual piece of art, this theme will definitely add up some mystery to your image.
Minimalism became very trendy lately. Tiny little skulls will show ‘the other side’ of you, without weird looks and disgust that some people can show when they see really big tattoo. Making it tiny is a great way to find out how does it feel to have tattoo done and how bad it hurts. Just be careful, it’s addictive! Once you have one, sooner or later, you will go for more.
Night butterflies, clocks and dead flowers symbolize death, passing of time, mystery. Mix all of them or choose one and put it next to your skull tattoo. It will get totally new character.
Once you’ve done tattoo it doesn’t mean that it has to stay the same for ever. You can always start with plain, monochromatic skull and then add some color, if you want to. It’s your body, all in all!
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