No matter if the artwork chosen is small or large, simple or full of references, the Mexican skull tattoo will always be a traditional icon with a much appreciated meaning. They can be colored or executed only with strokes, shading, and outlines, but the protection against evil spirits is guaranteed.
There are also those who tattoo a Mexican skull to honor someone who has already died, since the symbol is nothing more than a representation of the Day of the Dead, a popular holiday in Mexico, which celebrates our beloved dead. And if you’re looking for some inspiration for your tattoo, be sure to check out the following list – it’s packed full of suggestions:
1. The Mexican skull tattoo can have several details
2. And each one of them will enrich your drawing even more
3. The meaning of this tattoo is totally linked to the traditional “Day of the Dead”.
4. Even the Mexican skull tattoos Catrina
5. This festival is one of the most popular in Mexico
6. And respectfully celebrates the mortality of those we love
7. The details on the skull serve to show that death need not be something sad
8. La Catrina de Los Toletes is the representative symbol of the Day of the Dead
9. And it was created during the Mexican Revolution
10. To serve as a criticism of the upper social class, as a symbol of equality
11. If you want to go big on your Mexican skull, how about tattooing the side of your thigh?
12. But you can also take advantage of the full extension of your calf
13. Or do that fancy colorful detail above the knee
14. And even on the back
15. The Mexican skull and roses tattoo is so delicate
16. And it can even get a very stylized, old school version
17. Or some diamonds inside the eyes
18. An amazing example that a sepia artwork is very worthwhile
19. Life and protection against evil spirits are also symbolized by the Mexican skull
20. And that goes even for the smaller tattoos
21. This watercolor technique is perfect, don’t you think?
22. There are also those who do not give up the simplicity of fine lines
23. This tattoo was given a spider web background
24. While this one had very feminine details inserted
25. Between flowers and stars
26. With a four-leaf clover for good luck
27. This color combination is sensational
28. The more colorful, the more fun
29. The dead couple looks pretty stylish, don’t you think?
30. The delicate strokes were also shaded in pointillism
31. Speaking of shading, this one is more than perfect
32. There wasn’t even a little space in this skull that was left without details
33. A rose in the mouth added a lot more charm
34. What about this one, who, in addition to diamonds, also got a crown?
35. The warm colors gave even more prominence to the tattoo
36. Look at this amazing inspiration!
37. This artwork looks like it was made in crayon
38. A toupee, a beard and a mustache for your skull
39. You can add a fancy wig if you want too
40. But simplicity can also say many things
41. Like this small Mexican hat tattoo
42. This artwork is not only cute, but also quite creative, don’t you think?
43. A love beyond life
44. The green background made the design stand out even more
45. Pay close attention to detail if your skull is a cover
46. The sugar skull in its mutation
47. Mexican references made this artwork even more complete
48. An impressive realism
49. How about a half and half tattoo?
51. The realistic version of Catrina
52. Colors and more colors to brighten up your tattoo
53. Roses add femininity to the design
54. Even if they have only a simple outline
55. Or merge with Catrina, as in this inspiration
56. See the result of this tattoo made between the thigh and the buttocks
57. This one occupying the whole arm is also sensational
58. What if instead of putting roses, you included daisies in your art?
59. It’s hard not to fall in love with every detail of this inspiration
60. Simple and amazing
61. With white paint, the professional has brightened up this artwork
62. While this one got only a few handpicked colors
63. Arabesques, flowers and tribals give all the grace of this little skull
64. And a pink mustache…get it?
65. This skull in the center of the rose is divine
66. A delicacy that needs no introduction
67. That tattoo made in partnership
68. A Mexican skull of respect
69. The shading gave a 3D look to the drawing
70. Is it realism you are looking for?
Hard to leave this post without being in love with one of these arts, don’t you think? If you’re a fan of this design, also check out these ideas of Mexican Skull Makeups.