Tattoos are a symbol of fashion and style. They can be used to present your views and emotions. Cultural festivals are a great place to adorn your body and mind with amazing colors and feelings. The sugar skull tattoos are one of the most historic but well-understood tattoos today. Modern designs preserve their basic cultural meanings and at the same time add style and colors to make them more appealing.
The reason why these tattoos are called sugar-skull is that in middle-age Mexican cultures, people made skulls out of clay molded sugar and placed them on the gravestones of the departed ones to hope for their return on the Day of the Dead. The culture of decorating the skulls with floral patterns has historically come from Aztec civilization, but today it is intermixed with modern-day designs to create new tattoos. These tattoos are typically sported on the El Dia de los Muertos the Day of the Dead in Mexico. There is a series of days on which different tattoos with different features are created; for example, smaller tattoos on the All Saints Day and larger ones on the All Souls Day. Irrespective of these traditions, modern fashion has brought forward a wonderful fusion of tradition and art. So when you are going for a sugar skull on your body, try to make sure you get it with the right spirit.
The olive leaf is a historical symbol for peace. It is an integral component of the logos of many prominent organizations, for example the United Nations. Inked with a skull, it changes its meaning completely.
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