September 2, 2014

Black and grey sugar skull on hip with flowers

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“Shimmer” skull tattoo

Realistic sugar skull tattoo for girls with flowers and the words “shimmer” and “rot” inked on the inside of the hip.

Black and grey sugar skull on hip with flowers

There are three main reasons girls and men get sugar skull tattoos: Because they are Mexican and they want to pay tribute to the traditional “Day of the Dead” celebration; because they simply like the way sugar skull tats look; or because they want a tattoo that features contradictory themes like life and death.

This sugar skull tattoo for girls fits into the last category for more than one reason. In addition to depicting a skull – commonly meant to represent death or decay – and flowers – which typically represent life – the sugar skull tattoo also includes the word “shimmer” above the skull image and “rot” below. These words are a contradiction in and of themselves.

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