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29 Downright Awesome Sugar Skulls You're Going to Love ...

By Eliza

I absolutely love sugar skulls! There is nothing about them that isn't just really cool. Sugar skulls are a Day of the Dead celebration icon that often get twisted into something evil or scary. In fact, the Day of the Dead celebration isn't supposed to make you afraid, but is meant to commemorate the lives of your deceased loved ones. Check out these examples and I promise you won't be scared in the least.

1 Sugar Skull Tattoo

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If you're looking for an idea for a tattoo, why not consider one of the many sugar skulls?

2 Cute and Girly

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This is a fun riff on the classic sugar skull design.


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3 Black and White

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This black and white sugar skull tattoo is really cool.

4 Embellished

Many sugar skulls, tattoos or otherwise, are embellished with a floral design.

5 Lady Skull

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The pops of red in this sketch really make it stand out.

6 Leg Tattoo

Sugar skull tattoos seem pretty popular. I love the placement!

7 Kitty Skull

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For something really different, check out this cat sugar skull.

8 Wall Art

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This print would look great in a game room.

9 Outline

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There isn't a thick outline on this sugar skull, but it works all the same.

10 Mustache

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The mustache on this sugar skull gives it a playfulness you'll love. See - not scary at all!

11 Gold on Blue

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This masterpiece isn't like other sugar skulls, but I'd like to own it.

12 Butterflies

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Instead of clearly defined facial features, the artist of this sugar skull uses butterflies. Truly a unique idea.

13 Gypsy Sugar Skull

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Imagine the impact this would make hanging over your couch.

14 Traditional

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Most of the sugar skulls you see have this traditional design with the cross on the forehead and flowers throughout.

15 Asymmetrical

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I like how the eyes aren't exactly the same like so many of the other sugar skulls on this list.

16 Sew It up

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This beauty would be wonderful on cloth napkins or tea towels.

17 Leather Keychain

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This cute little keychain is perfect for making you smile while you drive your car.

18 Keyholes

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Keyholes are a symbolic image you'll see from time to time on sugar skulls.

19 Wedding Favors

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I wish these would have existed when I got married!

20 Sugar Skull Moon

It's not the traditional sugar skull, but this moon version really is something special.

21 Day of the Dead Wallpaper

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I must have this somewhere in my house!

22 Wall Hanging

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Put a black frame on this print and you have a piece of art everyone will talk about.

23 Panda Bear

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Again, not your average sugar skull, but super cute all the same.

24 Sugar Skull Collage

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What a great way to highlight several sugar skulls in one piece of art.

25 Tea Cups

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A little bit proper, a little bit edgy - these tea cups are perfect!

26 Sugar Skull Flag

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What a fun thing to hang in your garden!

27 Tiny Tattoos

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These are tattoos I could get behind. I love the size and placement.

28 On the Wrist

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Your wrist is another great place to showcase a great sugar skull tattoo.

29 Clothes

Sugar skulls are a great icon for your clothes. This tank top would look perfect with a pair of jeans.

Did you see a sugar skull you love? I'm currently in the middle of a really big sugar skull cross stitch. I can't wait for it to be finished!

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