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


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.

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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?


Cute and Girly

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


Black and White

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This black and white sugar skull tattoo is really cool.



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


Lady Skull

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


Leg Tattoo

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


Kitty Skull

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


Wall Art

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This print would look great in a game room.



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



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


Gold on Blue

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



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


Gypsy Sugar Skull

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Imagine the impact this would make hanging over your couch.



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



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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.


Sew It up

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


Leather Keychain

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



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


Wedding Favors

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I wish these would have existed when I got married!


Sugar Skull Moon

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


Day of the Dead Wallpaper

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I must have this somewhere in my house!


This Day of the Dead wallpaper features a vibrant and colorful design, perfect for adding a unique flair to any room. It features a traditional sugar skull design, a popular symbol of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The wallpaper is made with high-quality materials, making it durable and long-lasting. It's easy to install, and the vibrant colors will make any room look stunning. Whether you're looking for a subtle way to add a festive touch or a bold statement piece, this Day of the Dead wallpaper is sure to be a hit.


Wall Hanging

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


Panda Bear

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


Sugar Skull Collage

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


Tea Cups

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


Sugar Skull Flag

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What a fun thing to hang in your garden!


Tiny Tattoos

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


Tiny tattoos offer a subtle yet stylish way to embrace body art. Imagine a dainty sugar skull delicately perched on the inside of your wrist or hiding behind your ear. These mini marvels pack as much personality as their larger counterparts but with an understated elegance that's perfect for the tattoo newbie or the discreet ink enthusiast. Whether you opt for monochrome or add a splash of color, these tattoos prove that size doesn't diminish impact. They’re a charming twist on the traditional sugar skull designs, giving a nod to cultural heritage while keeping it personal and low-key.


On the Wrist

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



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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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I didn't see any REAL candy skulls. This is a Mexican tradition that started back in the days of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, how come the author didn't mention anything about that? Check your sources! By the way, I'm white and blond and I'm Mexican and proud of my country, I was really offended by those first comments, what the heck??!!

I don't know why, but skulls give me creeps.

So I assume anyone who thinks admiring and wanting to display beautiful art is “cultural appropriation” doesn’t cook or eat Mexican food, Indian food, Chinese food, Thai food, etc. Because that would be the same by that logic. No one is claiming they invented sugar skulls or whatever it may be. Being reasonable is one thing, being overly “woke” is part of wussy ruining this planet.

What's wrong with white people wanting a sugar skull tattoo.....


I think they are really interesting and I have seen some nice tats of sugar skulls... No matter what your race is.

I don't find anything trendy about appropriating another culture.

I love sugar skulls, but hate how trendy they are. It's mostly white people appropriating my culture.

Too morbid for my taste.

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