Whether you choose a tattoo for symbolic reasons or for aesthetic ones, Day Of The Dead tattoos can be a very beautiful way to express yourself through ink. Before you decide on this tattoo style, you should know what Day Of The Dead is, its meaning, symbols and the traditions connected with it.

Day Of The Dead (or Dia de Los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of the deceased, the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Dia de Los Muertos is a joyous and sacred time, a time to welcome the souls of the dead; it is a celebration in which the living and the dead are joined if even for a short while. In some ways it is a triumph over death and therefore becomes a celebration of life.

Spirits coming down and walking among the living, sampling earthly treats and joining in the festival … it sounds like a merry version of Halloween holiday. But instead of scary goblins and blood curdling shrieks, the people in Mexico welcome the spirits of their families with the delicious smell of food in the air, tasty candies decorated like skulls, and lighted candles to guide them home again. Gravestones are decorated and the whole family will gather in the graveyard to await and pay respects to the deceased.

With the help of a skilled tattoo artist, all these ideas and symbols that stand behind the Day Of The Dead celebrations can be transposed on your skin. Whether you opt for a color tattoo or a black and grey one, the aesthetic of a day of the dead tattoo is really beautiful.

Generally, people associate Day Of The Dead tattoos with beautiful women with their faces painted as skulls. While this is probably the most well-known and currently popular expression of the Day of the Dead, it’s only one of many. In fact, Day of the Dead tattoos can come in any style from the classic American Traditional tattoos, to comic book styles or Chicano.

In the image gallery below you will find a small selection that we made with a few of our favorite Day Of The Dead tattoos. If you want to get one as a talisman of good luck or just for the way it looks, check it out and be inspired !

Day Of The Dead Tattoo By A.D Pancho (2)

Day Of The Dead Couple Tattoo 47

Day Of The Dead Tattoo (1)

Dia De Los Muertos - Owl Tattoo (3)

Dia De Los Muertos Tattoo (4)

Dia De Los Muertos Tattoos (6)

Sugar Skull Dia de Los Muertos Tatttoo (7)

Day Of The Dead Tattoos (8)

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Dia De Los Muertos Tattoo (10)

Dia De Los Muertos Tattoos (11)

Day Of The Dead Tattoos (12)Amy Winehouse Sugar Skull Tattoo (14) bSugar Skull Dia de Los Muertos Tatttoo (15)

Sugar Skull Dia De Los Muertos Tattoos (16)

Dia De Los Muertos Ink By Jack Rabbit 17

Dia De Los Muertos Ink By Anabi 18

Day Of The Dead Tattoos 19

Day Of The Dead Couple Tattoo 20

Jack Rabitt Day Of The Dead Ink 21

day of the dead tattoos - steve soto tattoo 22

Dia De Los Muertos Ink 23

Day Of The Dead Ink 24

Day Of The Dead Ink 25

Day Of The Dead Ink 26

Day Of The Dead Ink 27

Day Of The Dead Ink - Colorful Skull 28

Day Of The Dead Ink - Chest Tattoo 29

Dia De Los Muertos Ink - Black & Grey Tattoo 30

Day Of The Dead Panda Tattoos 33 (1)

Dia De Los Muertos Ink - 31

Dia De Los Muertos Leg Tattoo 32

Dia De Los Muertos Hello Kitty Tattoo 34 (2)

Day Of The Dead Woman Tattoo 41

Black & Grey Dia De Los Muertos 36

Dia De Los Muertos Rose & Skulls Tattoo 37

Day Of The Dead Colorful Tattoo 39




Day Of The Dead Colorful Tattoo 40

Day Of The Dead Chest Tattoo 42

Day Of The Dead Panda Tattoo 43

Day Of The Dead Black & Grey Tattoo 44

Day Of The Dead Skulls Tattoo 48

Day Of The Dead Arm Tattoo 51

Day Of The Dead Flower Skull Tattoo 50