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10 Bone-Chilling Skull Tattoos

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Since we’re a few days away from October, us eager folk are ready to talk about all things Halloween-themed! So why not start off with some skull tattoos? Skulls have been prominent in tattoo culture for decades, and have various types of styles and meanings. These designs would be perfect for skull enthusiasts, those who would enjoy a trip through The Catacombs of Paris, one of the creepiest places on this planet. Although many may see it as symbol of death, often times skulls have much lighter, optimistic meanings. Here are our 10 favorite skull tattoos to kick-off spooktober!




“The skull is nature’s sculpture.” - David Bailey



The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated widely in Mexico in honor of loved ones lost. Instead of a day of mourning, it’s more of a celebration of life and is the farthest sad. Sugar skulls, known as ‘Calavera’ are edible or decorative skulls made from clay or sugar.



“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides." - Loazi. This design is named after an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.




Can’t hurt if you’re already dead, right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



Bull skull designs symbolize strength, courage, and agility. They are pretty popular in Texas and Western United States as well. 



It’s crazy to think Earth was once home to ginormous Dinosaurs, roaming the grounds freely. Even crazier to think how their fossils are still scattered around the world ‘till this day, waiting to be discovered. Fun fact about T-rex skulls, on average they were 1.5 metres in length! Talk about one hefty noggin.


This one is for all the One Piece fans out there! Because our lifelong dream is to become the Pirate King by finding the legendary treasure left behind by Gol D. Roger.



The word 'Skull' comes from the Old Norse word ‘Skalli’, which means bald head.




This design is to commemorate Soyuz 11, the only manned mission to board the world’s first space station.



The Grateful Dead was formed in 1965, and was one of America’s most popular rock bands in the 70s. Their fanbase liked to refer to themselves as “deadheads”.


Haven’t found your ideal skull tattoo? No worries, feel free to check out our other skull tattoos here, or head to our custom platform to create your own personalized tattoo!



- Cindy Tran