Skull motifs are commonly incorporated into many tattoo designs, so people can find them in a wide range of places. However, tattoo portfolios, tattoo-design websites and tattoo conventions are useful resources for skull tattoos.
Skulls can stand alone or be combined with other images. They are commonly associated with alternative lifestyles, such as bikers or gangs, but they have historically been used to symbolize a celebration of life or great change, according to Skullspiration. Both men and women sport skull tattoos.
According to TattooU, one of the most popular skull tattoos, especially among women, is the sugar skull. This relates to the Mexican tradition of making skulls out of sugar to commemorate the Day of the Dead. These tattoos typically have flowers, stars, the sun and other imagery and are colorful. Roses are another common accompaniment for skulls.
Tattoo artists typically display their best work in portfolios, either kept in the studio or displayed online. These are good places to see skull-tattoo designs. Tattoo conventions are places where you can see real skull tattoos up close. Tattoo-design websites such as TattooJohnny or InkTattooArt display hundreds of designs, both in graphic form and as photos of real tattoos. Websites dedicated to skulls such as Skullspiration or Skull Appreciation Society are other good resources for skull tattoos.