As tattoos, the creation of demons and monsters on the skin work psychologically and spiritually in the same way that images of skulls and bones do.
A winged devil skeleton tattoo by Dave Mcormick. www.fleshink.com
The symbolic purpose of the monster is to protect the wearer from evil spirits who may identify the beast as being part of or a guardian of the person.
"Laughing Red Devil" by Dave Mcormick www.fleshink.com
Devils, gargoyles, winged creatures and dragons are the most popular type of monster motif. Many of these types of tattoos are custom designed to create anthropomorphic creatures.
An anthropomorphic by Reuben "Rue" Kayden www.tattoorue.com
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