The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, Spain and around the world. It is a celebration of remembrance and prayer for relatives and loved ones who have dies. In particular, Mexico is well known for observing the 2 day event where it is a bank holiday. Over the 2 days, Novembers 1st and 2nd, private alters are displayed decorated, foods such as candy skulls (calaveras de azúcar) and sugar marigolds are made, and the favorite food, beverages and possessions are left on the deceased’s graves. The Sugar Skulls have emerged as a favored symbol for tattooing. The skulls are adorned with images of meaning incorporated into the skull artwork, giving the tattoo deeper meaning. Here are 21 designs to help you get inspired with ideas for your own sugar skull tattoo.

Swallows in a Sugar Skull Tattoo

Swallows in a Sugar Skull Tattoo

Raven Haired Pinup Sugar Skull Tatttoo

Raven Haired Pinup Sugar Skull Tatttoo

Black  Día de Muertos Skull Tattoo

Black Día de Muertos Skull Tattoo

Darth Vader inspired Sugar Skull Tattoo

Diamon Eyed Sugar Skull Tattoo

Diamon Eyed Sugar Skull Tattoo

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Donald Duck Sugar Skull Inspired Tattoo

Donald Duck Sugar Skull Inspired Tattoo

Sexy Sugar Skull Elbow Tattoos

Sexy Sugar Skull Elbow Tattoos

Elvis Presley Day of the Dead Tattoo

Elvis Presley Day of the Dead Tattoo

Hello Kitty inspired Sugar Skull Tattoo

Hello Kitty inspired Sugar Skull Tattoo

Panda Bear  Día de Muertos Inspired Tatttoo

Panda Bear Día de Muertos Inspired Tatttoo

Papa Candy Skull Tribute Tattoo

Papa Candy Skull Tribute Tattoo

Pink Accented Sugar Skull

Pink Accented Sugar Skull

Day of the Dead Skull Tattoo

Day of the Dead Skull Tattoo

Skateboards and Candy Skull Tattoo

Skateboards and Candy Skull Tattoo

Stormtrooper Sugar Skull Inspired Tattoo

Stormtrooper Sugar Skull Inspired Tattoo

Beautiful Candy Skull Tattoo

Beautiful Candy Skull Tattoo

Decorated Skull and Rose Tattoo

Decorated Skull and Rose Tattoo

Catrina  Día de Muertos Tattoo

Catrina Día de Muertos Tattoo

Princess Ariel Day of the Dead Tattoo

Princess Ariel Day of the Dead Tattoo

Blue Star Sugar Skull

Blue Star Sugar Skull