Heavy is the head that wears the crown. In some cases, it can even be fatal. At least it was for the skeletons in these macabre king tattoos. Each one of these pieces of art is warning us about the volatility of power, wealth and life. Many king tattoos are skeletons to remind us that all men are equal in front of death. They are also illustrating the ancient French saying "The king is dead, long live the king" (le roi est mort, vive le roi), a sentence used to celebrate the reign of a new king, after the death of the other. And dead kings are really popular in tattoo art, fit for badass designs.
Hail to the king, baby!