What is the meaning of a skeleton key tattoo?


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The skeleton key symbolizes the uncovering or unlocking of secrets and mysteries. Coming from a time when keys of this sort could open just about anything from treasure chests to old attic doors, skeleton keys go hand in hand with intrigue and adventure.

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Skeleton key tattoos may symbolize the closing off or breaking free from a troubled past or difficult life event. Skeleton keys and other lock and key tattoos can also symbolize love that's a perfect fit or a key to the heart, where each person in a couple sports a piece of the symbol to form the complete tattoo.

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