Thursday, June 11, 2020

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Day of the Dead Tattoos. The Day of the Dead or  Dia de los Muertos  is a Mexican celebration that happens every year from October 31 – November 2. This celebration is somewhat similar to All Souls Day and Halloween. People in Mexico and some cultures all over the world celebrate the day by gathering family members and remembering their loved ones who have died. This special day is usually celebrated using their famous figures such as the sugar skulls and Calaveras (skeleton) makeup.

This post is dedicated to this coming special event which is a week from now. We have collected 166 special Day of the Dead Tattoos to inspire you and give you great ideas on your next tattoo. I also have included the name of some artist who did the tattoo for your convenience.

Here we go, folks.

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166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos:

 1. Led Coult

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Marcy Ortiz

I love the combination of the sketched effect face, the bright red roses and eye makeup of this tattoo.

 

 

2. Black and Gray day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Amy Schurr

I love the expression of the face and the beautiful hands.

 

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3. Half sleeve day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

4. Sexy Calavera tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Melissa DeHollander

5. Couple skeleton tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Michelle Harper

I think this is a great idea for couple tattoo! This would look even better colored in a traditional way.

 

6. Jason Frieling tattoo design

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Michael Harrold

 

7. Delicious sugar skulls

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by b0neyards0fmodifications

 

8. Black and gray sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Victor Landa

 

9. Magnificent full back piece day of the dead tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Crucita R. Medina

I adore every detail of these tattoos.

 

10. Traditional day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Hel Turner

Traditional tattoos are rich and thick in colors.

 

11. Clock and day f the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Rebecca S

This tattoo was done by  Remigijus Cizauskas of Remis Tattoo.

 

12. The crack effect

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Jessica Walters-Henning

 

13. Pretty day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Robert Felix

A pretty face, and a skeleton makeup is all you need for an inspiration.

 

14. Flowered sugar skull

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Tiffany J.

This alluring thigh tattoo is done by the tattoo artist Led Coult.

 

15. Full sleeve day of the dead tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

Aren’t you jealous of his black and gray full sleeve day of the dead tattoos? I am!

 

16. Day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

 

 

 

 

 

17. Veiled and bloody La Catrina

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Diane Madrid

Traditional style for La Catrina tattoos is always pleasing to the eyes because of its rich color.

 

18. La Catrina day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by tat2guru

 

19. Tattoo by Mark Stewart of Four Aces Tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by fouracestattoo

 

20. Finger biting day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by marispavlo

Some people prefer their La Calavera Catrina sexy looking.

 

21. Owl and sugar skull tattooo in black and gray

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by twoyellows

I think the incorporated skull and owl tattoos are amazing.

 

22. Phatt German design tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by tattoome

You can take your favorite celebrity face and turn it into the day of the dead tattoo like this one.

 

23. Zombie day of the dead tattoo

 

 

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by treytattoos

You may have noticed that most La Calavera Catrina tattoos here are beautiful and even seductive. Here’s something different, a scary looking zombie! Can you rock it?

 

24. Beautiful day of the dead back piece

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by littlecoffeejunkie

 

25. Jun Cha day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by gummi1015

 

26. Also Jun Cha day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

I like this one better than the previous one.

 

27. Boris of Boris Tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

Boris is from Zalaegerszeg, Hungary and has been tattooing since 1992.

 

28. Traditional day of the dead tattoo design

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Charity Huggins

What is not to love about this too? I think the artist, Nikko Hurtado did an excellent job on this tattoo.

 

29. Alex de Pase tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Amanda Miller

The mix of red, black and white colors in this tattoo, brings out the best day of the dead theme.

 

30. Sugar skull and skeleton

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A N A S T A C I A

This is a gorgeous skeleton tattoo, but I believe this is still unfinished. Well, at least I hope it’s still not finished, it would look even more great with rich colors on it.

 

31. Sugar skull and Russian doll tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Ashley Hoskinson

Such a creative design combining a sugar skull and a Russian doll. Who would’ve thought it would look so cool?

 

32. Half sleeve Day of the Dead La Calavera Catrina tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Amber Carle

 

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166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Tina Godsill

 

34. 2 awe-inspiring sugar skull tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Summer Michelle

Nothing best represents Day of the Dead than sugar skulls! They are rich in color and fun.

 

35. Frida Kahlo day of the dead tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by holly vest

I am personally a big fan of Frida Kahlo. She is a Mexican artist and her paintings are my favorites.

 

36. Remigijus Cizauskas tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Chelsa Long

here’s the 2nd Day of the Dead by Remis.

 

37. Skeleton woman and creepy doll

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

This lovely tattoo is a work by Moni Marino.

 

38. Skeleton and sumbrero

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Good Fortune Tattoo Savannah

One can tell a day of the dead inspired tattoo when you see a skeleton and a big hat called sumbrero. A work by Amanda Cormeny

 

39. Balázs Révai

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Caitlly Rose

Every tattoo is unique despite the common theme.

 

40. Doll face day of the dead tattoo by Tatuajes Demon

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

 

41.  Joey Hamilton Day of the Dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Misty Gray

This beautiful tattoo is a half sleeve size.

 

42. Flowers and sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Cheryl Geer

 

43. Black and gray sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Paige Shamblin

Although colorful are very much eye catching, the black and gray art is the same as long as the artist did a great job.

 

44.  Sugar skull and corset tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Jes M

I think I already have an idea for this halloween’s costume. A job well done by David Corden. I love the pastel colors!

 

45. Eye candy sugar skull

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Sabrina Lavecchia

 

46. Very Mexican tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Diana Van Cleave

If you want a recap what Mexico is about, I guess this tattoo says it all!

 

47. Nikko Hurtado sugar skull makeup tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Stacy Cherry

Nikko Hurtado is  excellent doing portrait and realistic tattoos.

48.  Based on real life day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Pistol Princess

This is what I was talking about, you can take a photos of your girlfriend or yourself, bring it to your tattoo artist, he will stencil it and turn it to a sugar skull or day of the dead tattoo. You must get a really good artist and do a research about his/her works so you will be assured that your tattoo will be spanking awesome!

 

49. Darth Vader sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Immer Fudist

For the Star Wars fan out there.

 

50. Sugar skulls and corseted women day of the dead tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Nicole Bruns

All pin ups by David Corden.

 

51. Nikko Hurtado

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Leigh Munro

Here’s another of Nikko Hurtado’s superb sugar skull tattoo

 

52. Marilyn Monroe sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Alexis Tomlinson

 

53. Sugar skull tattoos by Ron Antonick

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Elsie Collins

 

54. Black and gray leg tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by A C

 

 

55. Frida Kahlo portrait with sugar skull makeup

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Sheera Witt

I love it!

 

56.  Angelina Jolie sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Tattoos and Tattoo Art

Another celebrity tattoo with sugar skullmake up.

 

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166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Josh Chiz

 

58. Female and male sugar skull tattoos

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Tanika Belis

I like all the details on this tattoo, the anchor and horse shoe are also symbolic.

 

59. Black and gray day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by joosica

 

60. Scary but cool

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by brandy hoover

I just find this tattoo both scary and cool at the same time compared to the rest of my posts here.

 

61. Sugar skull, candle, flowers and butterflies

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Sarah Martin

 

62. Traditional sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Steffanie Baseley

Look at all the vibrant colors of this tattoo. It’s an eye candy.

 

63. Butterflies and sugar skull tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Gina Rapacki

 

64. Tattoo on a tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Jocilynn Falco

Lovely art. I love that this tattoo of a woman with a sugar skull has a cigarette and a tattoo.

 

65. Day of the Dead thigh tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by Breanna Ross

I like the facial expression of this tattoo.

 

66. Classic inspired day of the dead tattoo

166 Best Day of the Dead Tattoos

Originally posted by anabi-tattoo.com

 

In some cultures and places, the skull representation is grim. In Mexico and in most Latino cultures, it depicts a different view. The day of the dead tattoos is nothing grim, it symbolizes your true self, as a mere mortal, a soul in a temporary body. The sugar skull and the calavera woman are very popular in the paintings, tattoos, murals and even theatrical plays.

For theDia de los Muertostattoos, it has also become quite popular all over the world because of its beautiful and interesting design. I have a friend who used his wife’s portrait as a half woman half calavera even if she is still around. It was nothing very serious, he just want to have a unique portrait tattoo of her on his skin. That idea might work for you as well.

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