Sugar skull tattoos are generally quite large because they contain a lot of detail and color that is not clear in a smaller moderate sized tattoo. If you have just one sugar skull. The sugar skull is not a very common tattoo, but the sugar skull tattoo meaning is quite intense. It has a lot of meaning in Mexican culture and is the main symbol representing Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Ancestors who have passed away are represented by clay molded sugar skulls which are painted and decorated, the names of the departed are added to the forehead of the skull and then the skull is placed on the grave stone to encourage the departed loved one to appear on the Day of the Dead.
Sugar Skull Tattoo Meaning
There are many meanings behind the sugar skull tattoo. If you would like to remember someone special in your life, you can honor their memory with a sugar skull tattoo. If the skull represents a specific person, their name must be placed on the forehead portion of the tattoo. The rest of the skull must be completely decorated and there should not be writing anywhere else except on the forehead. The sugar skull tattoo meaning can be death, remembrance, return or a symbol of spirituality. The smaller skulls usually represent those of children while the larger skulls are those of adults.