Many guys want their tattoo to send out a message that will make people think twice and skull tattoos for men certainly give off a rather ominous vibe. These are often chosen by rebellious types who want to appear tough so what better way to do so than with a skull design has close connotations with fearlessness and death. Skulls are often used as a warning against deadly or dangerous substances and areas. In science the skull and crossbones is shown on hazardous chemicals, and this message is universally recognized in this form. Skull Tattoos For MenHowever, skulls actually have more positive meanings and they are not all grim depictions of doom and gloom. Some designs even appear in a cartoon style which gives it a much more innocent feel and can appear cute in some styles.

Ultimately, most of us view skulls in a negative light because of its symbolism with death not least because it is one of the most popular spooky images used during Halloween on it sown or as part of a skeleton. Pirates also adopted the skull and crossbones logo as their own and used it as their ship’s flag to install fear in other travelers as they sailed the seas. However, apart from its association with death, skull tattoos for men can also represent triumph and this stems from days gone by when the king requested the head of his enemy as a sign of victory in battles. Not only did this prove the enemy had been successfully defeated but it also enhanced the king’s power and superiority. Therefore it is not surprising that the skull has acquired quite a frightening reputation over the years but this was not always the case.

Skull Tattoos For MenBack in ancient times skulls also symbolized big changes rather than danger or death and this meaning has been fine tuned over the years and adapted so that is has more positive symbolism. As a result, now skull tattoos for men also represent strength, protection and power and sporting such an image may also commemorate one’s ability to overcome adversity with tough determination. Christian cultures however, provide a more complex representation as skulls can be used to express human vanity as well as repentance and eternity. One popular design has a snake slithering from the skull’s empty eye socket with this serpent representing knowledge and the skull resembling death. Both combined actually give the skull a different meaning in this context which is immortality. At the end of the day, it is what the design means to you personally that counts be it positive or negative.

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