100+ Sugar Skull Most Awesome Tattoo Designs Gallery For Men and Women

Sugar Skull tattoo designs for men and women

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The skull theme is very popular and appears in every tattoo style from sailing tattoos, classic, old-school, to new school, bio-mechanic or realistic tattoo. The skull as a symbol is to remind us about the fragility of human life and about passage of life. This tattoo presents a strong character, indicates the philosophical, mysterious or dark nature of the owner. 

Mexican skulls (Sugar skull tattoos) represents day of the dead celebrated on 1st and 2nd November. Similar to the Christian all Saints Day this time is an occasion for remembrance of the dead friends and family members.




The tradition to celebrate Dia de los Muertos began more than 3,500 years ago in the days of the Aztec, who used to celebrate it for an entire month, during which the souls of the dead return as skulls to make a visit their living people and family. The Spanish conquistadors with their arrival brought Christianity to Aztecs life and changed their culture in this well known to us today. Families are welcoming dead by building them complicated to construct altars from important to dead person objects.

It is not known why sugar has played such an important role in this tradition, but for the explanation of this fact we can accept it low price and ease of melting processing to make a skull. The world of tattooing used this ancient tradition to create a unique style, combining in itself the influences from around the world to create each specific and unique themes.

Sugar Skull Tattoo Meaning

Mexican tattoos have different meanings for different people. The main meaning of sugar skull tattoos is dead, people who are making those tattoos want to commemorate dead of people who was close to them. According to tradition, the size of the tattoo presents the age of person who pass away. Large tattoos are used to memorialize adults, smaller to remember about the children. 

You don’t have to be Catholic or live in Mexico to make sugar skull tattoo. People more often are making those tattoos because of their interesting and good looking shapes rather than history meaning, so you can cut off the specific meaning and design a tattoo according to your preferences. Comparing to Maori or Japanese tattoo there is no specific rules about making this tattoo. Mexican skull can be decorated with almost everything you want. This can be flowers (roses are often used symbol), stars, dots, lines, shapes, etc. Below you will find examples of such tattoos, which will help you to choose your own.

Sugar Skull Tattoo Ideas For Men

 

Mexican tattoo design with realistic woman's face
Mexican tattoo design with realistic woman’s face
Man forearm, mexican tattoo with woman, rose and time symbols
Man forearm, mexican tattoo with woman, rose and time symbols
Awesome realistic mexican tattoo design on man's chest presenting woman with red lips and white teeth
Awesome realistic mexican tattoo design on man’s chest presenting woman with red lips and white teeth
More traditional mexican tattoo with realistic looking skull on forearm + flower and cross symbols
More traditional mexican tattoo with realistic looking skull on forearm + flower and cross symbols




Sugar skull tattoo symbols on man's shoulder. Red rose, diamonds, bird symbols
Sugar skull tattoo symbols on man’s shoulder. Red rose, diamonds, bird symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on hand (is a part of sleeve) with woman. Flower symbol
Sugar skull tattoo on hand (is a part of sleeve) with woman. Flower symbol
Realistic looking woman's skull on man's forearm with cross, rose and lotus symbols. Beautiful blue eyes exposed
Realistic looking woman’s skull on man’s forearm with cross, rose and lotus symbols. Beautiful blue eyes exposed
Sugar skull tattoo on man's calf with heart, love and rose symbols. Very detailed tattoo
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s calf with heart, love and rose symbols. Very detailed tattoo
Dark, black mexican tattoo with woman's skull and eyes looking down on man's calf
Dark, black mexican tattoo with woman’s skull and eyes looking down on man’s calf
Blue sugar skull tattoo on mans back as a cover up. The same as above very detailed tattoo with cross, and flowers symbols
Blue sugar skull tattoo on mans back as a cover up. The same as above very detailed tattoo with cross, and flowers symbols
Blue sugar skull tattoo on man's ribs, flowers and cross symbols
Blue sugar skull tattoo on man’s ribs, flowers and cross symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man's calf with diamond, love, flower symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s calf with diamond, love, flower symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man's shoulder with rose and spider symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s shoulder with rose and spider symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man's forearm with love, rose and music symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s forearm with love, rose and music symbols
Unfinished very big sugar skull tattoo on man's chest and stomach with a lot of small symbols
Unfinished very big sugar skull tattoo on man’s chest and stomach with a lot of small symbols
2 sugar skulls presented as people who love each other + name on man's biceps
2 sugar skulls presented as people who love each other + name on man’s biceps
Sugar skull tattoo on man's sleeve with rose symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s sleeve with rose symbols
Very detailed sugar skull tattooo on mans thigh with a lot of small symbols
Very detailed sugar skull tattooo on mans thigh with a lot of small symbols
Simple sugar skull tattoo on man's chest
Simple sugar skull tattoo on man’s chest
Real looking mexican skull presenting woman and rose on mans thigh
Real looking mexican skull presenting woman and rose on mans thigh
Sugar skull tattoo looking more like a normal skull motive but with color + flowers is a sugar skull
Sugar skull tattoo looking more like a normal skull motive but with color + flowers is a sugar skull
Sugar skull tattoo on man's shoulder. Very detailed with name of loved one who pass away.
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s shoulder. Very detailed with name of loved one who pass away.
Sugar skull tattoo on man's shoulder presenting skull of woman - very realistic and beautiful tattoo
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s shoulder presenting skull of woman – very realistic and beautiful tattoo
Sleeve with sugar skull and a lot of other symol
Sleeve with sugar skull and a lot of other symol
Sugar skull on man's shoulder and flower symbols
Sugar skull on man’s shoulder and flower symbols
Sugar skull tattoos on man's shoulder with diamond, red rose and stars symbols
Sugar skull tattoos on man’s shoulder with diamond, red rose and stars symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on man's schoulder presenting young woman with blue eyes
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s schoulder presenting young woman with blue eyes
Mexican tattoo on man's shoulder presenting with a woman holding skull
Mexican tattoo on man’s shoulder presenting with a woman holding skull
Purple sugar skull tattoo on man's forearm with diamond symbol - Created by Claudia Fanti
Purple sugar skull tattoo on man’s forearm with diamond symbol – Created by Claudia Fanti
Two sugar skulls on man's chest
Two sugar skulls on man’s chest
Black sugar skull tattoo on man's thigh with love, diamond and rose symbols
Black sugar skull tattoo on man’s thigh with love, diamond and rose symbols
Sugar skull tattoo with glowing eyes and rose symbol
Sugar skull tattoo with glowing eyes and rose symbol
Sugar skull tattoo on mans forearm, full of collors and details
Sugar skull tattoo on mans forearm, full of collors and details
Two sugar skulls on man's thigh presenting man and woman. Very detailed tattoo with even mustache
Two sugar skulls on man’s thigh presenting man and woman. Very detailed tattoo with even mustache
Sugar skull tattoo with cross symol
Sugar skull tattoo with cross symol
Very detailed mexican tattoo on man's forearm with love and rose symbols
Very detailed mexican tattoo on man’s forearm with love and rose symbols
Mexican tattoo presenting woman looking up with raven and roses symbols
Mexican tattoo presenting woman looking up with raven and roses symbols
Sugar skull tattoo with heart symbol on man's shoulder
Sugar skull tattoo with heart symbol on man’s shoulder
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Day of the dead girl tattoo on man’s sleeve with rose symbols
Extremely detailed day of the dead tattoo with woman on man's shoulder
Extremely detailed day of the dead tattoo with woman on man’s shoulder
Day of the dead Tattoo with woman looking straight into eyes with rose symbols
Day of the dead Tattoo with woman looking straight into eyes with rose symbols
Day of the dead tattoo with very detailed mouth and blue eyes
Day of the dead tattoo with very detailed mouth and blue eyes
Sugar skull tattoo on man's shoulder
Sugar skull tattoo on man’s shoulder

Sugar Skull Tattoo Ideas For Women

Simple Sugar Skull Tattoo on Woman's Thigh with roses
Simple Sugar Skull Tattoo on Woman’s Thigh with roses
Two sugar skulls on woman's calf with roses and diamonds
Two sugar skulls on woman’s calf with roses and diamonds
Sugar Skull tattoo on woman's shoulder with red flower symbol
Sugar Skull tattoo on woman’s shoulder with red flower symbol
Awesome Blue sugar skull with heart and roses symbol
Awesome Blue sugar skull with heart and roses symbol
Day of the dead tattoo design on woman's shoulder with cross and flower symbols
Day of the dead tattoo design on woman’s shoulder with cross and flower symbols
Awesome purple skull with diamond love in shape of heart on woman's thigh
Awesome purple skull with diamond love in shape of heart on woman’s thigh
Mexican skull tattoo with flowers on woman's back
Mexican skull tattoo with flowers on woman’s back
Mexican skull tattoo on woman's thigh
Mexican skull tattoo on woman’s thigh
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's ribs with music and a lot of other symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s ribs with music and a lot of other symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's thigh with flowers
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s thigh with flowers
Mexican skull tattoo on woman's ribs with diamonds and flowers
Mexican skull tattoo on woman’s ribs with diamonds and flowers
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's thigh - all black with cross and flowers
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s thigh – all black with cross and flowers
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's shoulder with rose and realistic face
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s shoulder with rose and realistic face
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's thigh with red roses symbols
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s thigh with red roses symbols
Blue sugar skull tattoo with diamond on woman's forearm
Blue sugar skull tattoo with diamond on woman’s forearm
Mexican skull tattoo on woman's forearm
Mexican skull tattoo on woman’s forearm
Day of the dead tattoo on woman's shcoulder with diamonds, cross and roses symbols
Day of the dead tattoo on woman’s shcoulder with diamonds, cross and roses symbols
Day of the dead realistic face on woman's shoulder and heart symbol
Day of the dead realistic face on woman’s shoulder and heart symbol
Day of the dead tattoo design on woman's ribs
Day of the dead tattoo design on woman’s ribs
Mexican skull tattoo on woman's thigh
Mexican skull tattoo on woman’s thigh
Day of the dead tattoo with heart and roses designs on woman's forearm
Day of the dead tattoo with heart and roses designs on woman’s forearm
Blue mexican skull tattoo on woman's back
Blue mexican skull tattoo on woman’s back
Day of the dead tattoo on woman's shoulder
Day of the dead tattoo on woman’s shoulder
Sugar skull tattoo on woman's foot with flowers
Sugar skull tattoo on woman’s foot with flowers
Sugar skull tattoo with interesting form of coloring on woman's shoulder
Sugar skull tattoo with interesting form of coloring on woman’s shoulder
Mexican day of the dead skull on woman's foot
Mexican day of the dead skull on woman’s foot
Sugar skull tattoo on womans thigh
Sugar skull tattoo on womans thigh
Owl with sugar skull and purple diamond design
Owl with sugar skull and purple diamond design
Realistic day of the dead skull face on woman's forearm
Realistic day of the dead skull face on woman’s forearm
Blue sugar skull tattoo on middle of womans chest
Blue sugar skull tattoo on middle of womans chest

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