When considering a skull tattoo there are many different designs available for you to choose from. The skull and crossbones is probably the most common type of skull tattoo. While the skull and crossbones design has often been used to symbolize poison and death, especially when used on a pirate flag, many people no longer have the same negative reaction to seeing it, especially with the resurgence of pirate imagery. With the current romantic notion of pirates, the skull and crossbones tattoo is becoming more popular and less frightening. then it once was. Another common subset of the skull tattoo is the serpent and the skull, in which a snake is pictured emerging from the empty eye socket of a skull. The snake in the image is symbolic of a Chthonic god of knowledge and immortality. The message behind this tattoo is that knowledge persists beyond death, and the serpent has the secret. The skull tattoo in the picture has been inked into the person’s skin. This was often a practice employed by gamblers. Gamblers in the past have used the skull tattoo as a "reverse bad luck" charm, hoping it will bring them good fortune. But, usually when used by gamblers in this fashion, it is accompanied by black cats or dice rolling the number seven.
There’s lots of skull tattoos out there and this one is one of the better ones I have seen for quite a while. Though the flames coming out of skull make us think of that Nicolas Cage movie Ghost Rider, it’s still a very cool looking tattoo with good symmetry and it is very well executed. Good work as far as skull tattoos go.
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