Sugar skull tattoos

Sugar skull tattoos are very popular in Mexican culture and this is due to the “Day of the Dead” celebrations celebrated in Mexico.

The history that unites these tattoos come from ancient times so these arts are made by Mexican tattooists to take the whole essence.

Look at the gallery of sugar skull tattoos that we have selected so you can take inspiration or the same, you decide.



History of sugar skull tattoos.

It could be said that these pieces are more than an emblem for Aztec culture as they also mean respect and celebration of the mentioned day. The 1st and 2nd of November are the dates on which the tattoos of sugar skulls are the most representative for the holidays and the people who wear it are highly believers. Paper or cardboard are the elements in which Mexicans make sugar skulls as well as giving away sweets that can be eaten, hence the name of these tattoos comes from.

The colors used are very striking in these tattoos as they try to highlight the celebration. In the following image you will see each angle that the artist designed for the person. Flowers are the way to remind the deceased that they will always be remembered for what their other companions are souls. Sugar Skulls Tattoos For women the figure does not change much and is that these tattoos of sugar skulls according to gender only add a couple more things like hair and makeup to the design. On this occasion the elements that accompany this design are a rose, pair of swords and spider web. One of the most outstanding Mexican representatives in the international is Frida Kahlo so having her in this type of tattoos is not new.


This artist is one of the most celebrated exponents every day of the dead. The way to be represented is to copy almost all the style that characterized it and add certain details. The roses accompany these figures and are excellent so in this image the black color reduces the noise making it a very nice work to admire. These photographs are taken from the internet but they are the ones we liked the most after going several times so you can find more designs on the net if you want to have some more designs in mind.



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