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.
Basically, it is a day dedicated to honor and pray for the deceased souls of the family. In Mexico, the celebration of the day of the dead is taken to another level. The celebrations seem to have been started by the Aztecs, who venerated and revered their ancestors. In keeping with the tradition, a special altar or shrine is made to welcome the returning souls. Offerings of flowers, food and sugar skulls form an integral part of the celebrations which is why color is associated with this festival.