Tattoos of bones are as old as shamanism, healing and magic. This probably originates in the ancient superstitious belief that wearing death wards off death. The idea is that any evil that may approach the bearer of such a tattoo will be frightened away by the image of death on the body.
A colorful custom design by Rueben "Rue" Kayden www.tattoorue.com
An example of a black and grey skull by Dave Mcormick www.fleshink.com
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