A sugar skull tattoo represents death… but not in a sad way. Death is perceived with different meanings around the world. Some people associate it with all things evil, but then there’s India and Madagascar. In India, death is just part of the perpetual cycle of reincarnation and in Madagascar, death can be perceived in celebration of life. There are some cultures in Latin America who celebrate funerals almost like weddings!
In Mexico however, sugar skull tattoos have gained cult like following. They are referred as sugar skull tattoos or Mexican candy tattoos. These tattoos are designed to commemorate the departure of loved ones. There was a tradition of making a sugar skull and writing the name of the deceased person on it.
If you are interested in Mexican traditions and holidays (as I am) then you would know about Dia de Muertos, that translates into “Day of the Dead”. This is celebrated in conjunction with All Saints Day and All Souls Day. On the day of the dead, the families do not dwell on the death of the deceased, but the life that person lived. They celebrate it in an almost party like atmosphere. This day is ended with the trademark sugar skull.
All in all, a sugar skull tattoo reflects love for the deceased. You can wear out of respect or love or both maybe. But you will not be wearing a symbol of sadness, rather a symbol of happiness.
Sugar Skull Tattoo Collection
Decorate your arm with a magically beautiful sugar skull tattoo.
This is a Mexican sugar skull tattoo in Instagram style.
This is a sugar skull tattoo for mysterious women.
This is a candy skull tattoo with a cross.
This is a side tattoo for women.
This is a tattoo for Santa Muerte.
A smoking hot skull tattoo.
If you had a whom you loved very much, but she died. This tattoo is a good idea to remind you of her memory.
Skull tattoo for remembering your dog.
Tattoo for the day of the dead.
Roses are red, skulls are dead. Sugar skull tattoo with roses in the mouth.
This is a white ink sugar skull tattoo. Lindsay Lohan is credited with popularizing this type of tattoos.
This is a Mexican candy skull tattoo for people who love the color pink.
A simple sugar skull tattoo for your wrist.
A skull made of outline only.
This Mexican sugar skull is remembering a lady.
This is a Mexican sugar skull tattoo with quote. These text based tattoos are ideal for people who are looking for a deeper meaning in their tattoos.
This is a Mexican candy tattoo.
A tattoo of a Mermaid combined with a sugar skull.
This is goddess like tattoo design.
Owl tattoo with sugar skull. This bird is the king of night skies.
A mix and match tattoo of a butterfly, the most beautiful creature.
A really Batman tattoo with sugar skull
A very happy Mexican sugar skull.
Matching tattoos of sugar skulls.
Matching tattoos for your legs. This kind of tattoos have their own magic.
Matching tattoos for your feet.
Matching tattoos for your fingers.
Jacob Pedersen’s tattoo design.
A Sugar skull tattoo that depicts love never ends.
Full back sugar skull tattoo.
That’s all the Mexican sugar skull tattoos we had for you tonight. See you tomorrow with a new topic and a new article.