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30 Amazing and Inspiring Sugar Skull Tattoos

Lately, the skulls and sugar skull designs have gained popularity and can be found in all shapes and sizes printed on clothes, sculpted in jewelry, illustrated in graffiti or inked on skin.

Unlike the classic skull, which is usually associated with the dark and macabre, the sugar skull is an artistic depiction of a cranium in a very colorful and whimsical fashion, often adorned with flowers and gemstones.

The sugar skull (or Calavera) origin comes from Mexican culture and is the main symbol representing the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), a Mexican holiday celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November. The sugar skull symbol is used to represent the ancestors and to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. The reason they are called “sugar skulls” is because the authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar.

Sugar skull tattoos are a great choice if you are a tattoo lover and have an optimistic view of death, you want to commemorate someone loved who passed away or simply like this designs.

You can find below a wide selection of sugar skull tattoos, from the simplest to most intricate designs, ornated with flowers or combined with portraits of people and animals.

Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoo by Nikki Costalupessource

Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoo Merged With Owl Tattoo by Cain Hollandsworthsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Mike Harpersource

Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoo by ming_naa_tattoosource

Colorful Sugar Skull Tattoo by Ge Zhangsource

Watercolor Sugar Skull Tattoo by Levi Cruzsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Mhellsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Victor Greensource

30 Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoossource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Glammy Galsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Romansource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Rafael Macieirasource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Glammy Galsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by White Dragon Tattoosource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Alexandr Kargapolovsource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Clara Welshsource

Incredible Sugar Skull Tattoo by Loulousource

Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoo by serg neirasource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by darrenwentattoosource

Colorful Sugar Skull Tattoo by MiK Michele De Lucasource

Gorgeous Sugar Skull Tattoo by Nikos Tsakirissource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by ManriqueXXsource

30 Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoossource

Amazing Sugar Skull Tattoo by Ammarsource

Sugar Skull Tattoosource

Black Sugar Skull Tattoo by Maikon Baseisource

Watercolor Sugar Skull Tattoo by Aleksandra Stojanoskasource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Cecita Videlasource

Sugar Skull Tattoo by Stephen Byrnesource

Beautiful Sugar Skull Tattoo by Lee Aitkensource

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