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10 Best Simple Skull Tattoo Ideas

Are you in search of a simple skull tattoo design for yourself or any close acquaintance? Here we have hand-picked the best designs for y’all!

Simple Skull Tattoos
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Skull tattoos have been ruling the tattooing industry since the arrival of early sailor tattoos.

Skull tattoos are quite bold and badass in appearance. But they are also filled with deep meanings and messages.

A Skull tattoo is a symbol of death is inevitable in every mortal’s life. If you get yourself inked with a skull tattoo it will showcase that death does not scare you. And it will act as a reminder that one should have fun and live their lives to live fullest because death is inevitable as well as unpredictable. Here we have a list of cool skull tattoos for those who were in dire search of it.

Skull Chest Tattoo Design

Skull Chest Tattoo Design
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Chest skull tattoos are one of the most popular tattoo designs one will ever find. The chests are the perfect area for getting a skull tattoo. In this skull tattoo, your tattooist has only inked the upper jaw of the skull. Only the eye sockets, nose cavity, and two teeth are prominently visible. The tattoo is surrounded by many Viking signs. The outer portion of this tattoo is filled with deep black ink whereas the skull has been shaded with a lighter shade of black. So if you’re looking for a chest tattoo piece then this is perfect for you!

Skull And Snake Tattoo

Skull And Snake Tattoo
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Snake tattoos are associated with the healing phase and transformation. It is also a symbol of rebirth. WWhereasskull tattoo is a symbol of death and life after death. So these two elements have Polar opposite meanings to each other. And when added together makes a very beautiful meaning. In this tattoo, the tattooist has drawn this serpent skull tattoo on the upper thigh with the help of black ink. So there is a window from which the skull head is peeping out to see the dead coffin which is placed right in front of that window. On that coffin, there is an inverted and just in front of the coffin, there is a black snake. This entire tattoo has been done with the help of black ink.

Skull And Rose Tattoo

Skull And Rose Tattoo ideas
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Rose tattoos are regarded as a symbol of passion, love, emotion as well as beauty. Rose and skull tattoos depict duality. It is a symbol of the struggle between death and life, good and, evil, and something new that approaches after the death of a close one. Rose and skull tattoos can also be a symbol of new birth as well as obstacles that one faces from life or enemies. There are many rose and skull tattoo ideas but here we have selected a very design for you guys!

In this tattoo, the tattoo artist has inked the skull just at the center of the rose. This particular placement of this human skull makes it an integral part of the flower. The petals of the rose in the tattoo are made with the help of a light black shade whereas the leaves of this rose are made up of a darker shade of black color. The skull is made with help of both dark as well as light black shade. This tattoo is placed on the lower forearm region and both males and females can get themselves inked with this unique design.

Pirate Skull Tattoo

Pirate Skull Tattoo
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Pirate tattoos are a sign of freedom bravery, unity as well as wanderlust. But a pirate skull tattoo holds a different meaning. Pirates used to live their life in the constant fear of getting killed so if you get yourself a pirate tattoo it will show you live your life on the edge of facing something very difficult and challenging. Here is a very rare pirate tattoo that we have selected for you guys!

The tattoo artist has inked a pirate skull with a dandelion attached to its cap. It is a typical pirate hat where the dandelion has been attached. We can also see a long sword passing vertically through the skull of the pirate and we can guess that he had been killed with that sword only. This call has a broken lower jaw and there is thin curly hair attached to the skull. There is a thick belt across the neck of this skull. There is a torn and half-left pirate’s attire. The right shoulder bone of this pirate is broken like a broken bone is visible to us. The entire tattoo has been done with the help of black ink and there are a few places where it has been shaded with a lighter shade of black ink to make the appearance more realistic. The placement of this tattoo is right beside the elbow and guys who are willing to get themselves inked with a skull tattoo can go for this stunning design.

Animal Skull Tattoo-Wolf Skull Tattoo

Animal Skull Tattoo-Wolf Skull Tattoo
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Animal skull tattoos are getting popular rapidly. People are getting themselves inked with cow skull tattoos, cat skull tattoos, deer skull tattoos, ram skull tattoos, goat skull tattoos, and so on. Each animal has a unique meaning attached to its respective skull tattoo. Here we have pic a very unique wolf skull tattoo for you all. Wolf tattoos are often associated with a guide or someone who shows a path whereas a skull tattoo is associated with death. When Wolf and skull tattoos are inked together they give a very unique meaning to the tattoo. A Wolf skull tattoo is a symbol of the afterlife and it acts as a guide to the soul who has just left its mortal body.

In this lower forearm tattoo, the tattoo artist has only the inked upper jaw of the wolf. The joy is lying on the ground and numerous mushrooms have grown surrounding the skull. The skull is also surrounded by many dark leaves. The sharp teeth of the wolf are vividly visible. And there is a light red tinge on its teeth which I’d quite visible as well. So if you long to get yourself inked with an animal skull tattoo then this is the best design you can ever find. You can so get yourself tattooed with other animals’ skulls like a cow skull tattoo, a deer skull tattoo, or a cat skull tattoo.

Aztec Skull Tattoo

Aztec Skull Tattoo
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In every culture and religion skull is associated with something negative in sense. But in Aztec culture skull has a positive meaning. It is associated with strength, childbirth, life, and many other positive aspects. So if you want to get yourself to end with a skull tattoo that carries positive meanings along with it then you can try this Aztec skull tattoo design.

In this skull tattoo, the skull is wearing a mask or a mask-like tribal cap. The cap resembles a wild animal that has long and sharp canines. The cap also has many tribal designs made on it. The teeth and eyeball sockets of the skull in this tattoo are perfectly preserved. The entire tattoo has been created with black and white ink. If you were looking for a tribal skull tattoo this design might allure you.

Small Skull Tattoo

Small Skull Tattoo ideas
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Many people love small tattoo designs over bigger ones. For them, we have hand-picked this eye-catching skull tattoo design which will surely impress you all. Only the skull has been inked with great details. The tattooist has tried to give this skull a hologram effect by inking it with blue and red ink. This hologram effect is making the tattoo most unique and likable.

Skull Sleeve Tattoo

Skull Sleeve Tattoo ideas
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Sleeve tattoos are ruling the tattooing industry for quite a long period. Here we have found a perfect skull tattoo design that you can get on the sleeve region. In this tattoo, the tattooist has completed the entire tattoo with the help of black ink. We can see a rose just on top of the skull. The leaves and petals of the rose have been shaded with various shades of black. The teeth of the skull here in his tattoo are crooked as well as broken. The skull has cracks and scratches all over it. Rose and skull tattoo has a very deep inner meaning. It represents the duality of the life one has to face.

Skull Finger Tattoo

Skull Finger Tattoo
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In recent times finger tattoos have gained immense popularity among teenagers and young adults. Here is a cute tiny skull tattoo design that you will love. The tattooist has outlined a skull on the upper portion of the ring finger.

The shape of the skull is unique from other skull shapes. The mouth of this skull has been done with line black lines. The entire outline of this skull tattoo has been made with the help of black color ink.

Realistic Skull Tattoo

Realistic Skull Tattoo
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Simple and realistic tattoos are loved by everyone out there. Here is a realistic skull tattoo idea with which you can get yourself ink.

This is a simple tattoo with a la lot of minute details. The skull here has one elongate shape exactly like a human skull. The cheekbones are quite visible and the cavity between the upper jaw and lower jaw can also be noticed. To make the tattoo more realistic the tattooist has shaded it with black dots and fine lines.

There are many skill tattoo designs available in the industry as it is a very ancient and basic design that is still loved by many. Here is another list of a few designs which we could not fit in the above list.

  • Longhorn skull tattoo.
  • Shoulder skull tattoos for men.
  • Ram skull tattoo.
  • Indian skull tattoo.
  • Native American skull tattoo.

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