Skull tattoos are often misunderstood tattoo designs, especially in a particularly conservative community. A lot of people immediately associate skull tattoos with negativity. This couldn’t be further from the truth as skulls tattoos actually hold different meanings.
Skull tattoos can also symbolize rebellion. During their heyday, pirates used the skull and crossbones symbol on pirate flags. Be careful when getting this design, though, as it is also associated with toxicity and danger. The skull and crossbones symbol is typically seen on things and places that pose immediate danger or hazard such as chemical containers and electric fences.