Showing posts with label Day of the dead tattoos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Day of the dead tattoos. Show all posts


Beautiful half sleeve, day of the dead tattoo.

Beautiful half sleeve, day of the dead tattoo


Day of the dead tattoos:

Day of the Dead is a Mexican religious holiday and is celebrated around the same time as Halloween. The celebrations are merged with the Catholic days of prayer dedicated to the saints and the souls that fall on November 1st and 2nd respectively. All over the world, you are sure to find people visiting the graves of their deceased loved ones to offer prayers and offerings to the souls.


Two sugar skulls on a bed of roses. Beautiful a Day of the Dead tattoo.


Two sugar skulls on a bed of roses. Beautiful a Day of the Dead tattoo.


Day of the Dead Skull Tattoos History:


The symbol of the skull has been an integral part of the Day of the Dead, since it originated during the Aztec period. The Aztecs kept their enemies skulls as a sign of victory. The skull of a friend or loved one was preserved, and used during the festival, to symbolize their presence, for it was believed that the dead would visit the living on that day. The practice of keeping actual human skulls, died out with the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. But the skull plays a major role in the festival, albeit through representation.