15 Potent Skull And Snake Tattoos

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Skull tattoos are strongly associated with death and human mortality, just another grim reminder that one day our time will all be up.

So what happens when you throw a snake into the mix? In the western world the image of a skull and snake most commonly represents the nature of death and both the physical and spiritual destruction of a person. The snake coiled round the skull is an intense image of death at the hands of a threatening creature. Nevertheless, elsewhere in the world a snake is the symbol of healing and rebirth! Together in this sense the skull and snake become a symbol of death and rebirth, or the cycle of life and death.

What will your skull and snake tattoo mean to you? Will it just be a badass old school tattoo? Or will you embrace the life and death symbolism it comes with?

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