I went to South Africa a few months ago to spend my 30th with my friends and family and had arranged with my younger brother to get matching skull tattoos. It was my bro’s first tattoo and I had already convinced him that skulls would be the best first tattoo to get! We also wanted to get a tattoo which represented our family and thought 3 skulls would be perfect to represent our dad, mom and each other.
We made a few phone calls and managed to book a slot at SA Hardcore Tattoo in Parkhurst. The team of guys there were very helpful and did a sterling job – cheers guys!
This is the second skull tattoo video time-lapse we’ve posted from Dark Design Graphics. The tattoo design features 3 skulls on top of each other surrounded by roses and a number of other different flowers. It’s a beautiful piece of work and I would love to get something similar.
Every month we will be doing a feature on our skull-of-the-month. We’ll source the best skulls in the category and post them in one mammoth post for everyone to skullivate over.
We’ve gone with skull tattoos as the first Skull-of-the-Month with many more to follow, although I suspect skull tattoos will feature again. There are over 100 Skull Tattoos featured in this post, some good, some bad and some downright ridiculous but all equally as awesome. We hope you enjoy! Please share with your other skull-loving mates. Also, if you would like to see a particular skull feature then please let us know!
If we haven’t credited the artist correctly or do not display the artists name it’s because we do not know it, not for lack of trying, but some of the images we find and share are not correctly credited to the artist and are generally pilfered from blog after blog. If you know the artist please let us know and we’ll make sure the skull creator gets our appreciation.
The Skull Appreciation Society welcomes one of the freshest illustrating talents I have seen in awhile. I met Magnus Jansson a few years ago but little did I know that seething below the surface was this insane illustrative skill. I was recently introduced to Jansson’s work through his colourful and crazy paintings and found out that he has started a career in tattooing with ambitions to sell his art in the process.
We recommend checking out his website Deadpigeon, a name salvaged from the days of university where Magnus used to find dead pigeon outside his house. Ominous indeed!
Magnus also has the great habit of creating a sketch every morning (7 frikken am) and most of the time he captures this process on video. Definitely worth checking out. There are talks of moves to Japan, launching Deadpigeon and living the life of the art hippie
We are happy to invite you to the Society of skulls and glad we can join you on your journey.
I recently bought this Book of Skulls from Amazon and it’s the perfect little book for any skull lovers’ coffee table. The book tells a story of the skull and how, from around the 1970′s, it has enjoyed a renaissance and emerged as one of the most recognisable symbols in today’s contemporary visual landscape. It’s over 150 pages of skull porn – from skull prints to skull sculptures and skull fonts to skull tattoos, this book has it all.
The one place where you can have a tattoo and safely cover if you decide you don’t like it later. Awkward however if you get bald in later life and show these nice skulls peeking through patchy grey hair sure to scare the kids.
I never wanted to get a Skull Tattoo before but that was before I decided to man-the-fuck-up. Now I want to be covered in Skulls, I just don’t have enough money to do so.
I found a load of cool skull tattoos on the interweb, and in particular on Fuck Yeah Skull Tattoos, and had to share these amazing pieces of art. Also had to stop myself from posting pictures of just hot girls. Maybe next time…