There are probably millions of skulls out there, because the skull is a popular choice for art, whether it be on skin or not. Among all of the skull tattoos in the world, many of them are fairly common to one another. What is truly special are skull tattoos that took a different perspective and turned the design element into a different direction. A truly unique skull tattoo can stand out among the sea of skulls in the tattoo world.
Are you thinking about getting a skull tattoo but want to avoid anything typical? Check out these 12 best unique skull tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Part girl, mostly skull, and part unknown mechanical (perhaps alien?), this skull tattoo is unique in composition and color. You won’t be able to pass this skull up on the street without giving it a second look.
Not sure what kind of skull this is, but it’s not human, and it’s absolutely beautiful. It is the perfect shape for the shoulder, with the roundness at the top, and those fangs at the bottom, what a “sharp” design element. The rose is the icing on the cake, to amplify its natural beauty. The pen and ink illustration style works well here.
This skull looks like it’s part of a gateway to hell, sitting atop of a posessed woman’s head. The only eye that seems to have an eyeball in it is the third eye, above and between where a normal set of human eyes would be. Hauntingly beautiful while being simultaneously creepy and curious, this skull tattoo is certainly unique.
Here we see a scene with a twisted old tree and a person sitting pensively beneath it. In the sky among birds and flying leaves and branches, we see the fleeting image of a skull. Gorgeous scene straight out of a mystery novel.
Skulls don’t usually have eyes in them, and this skull is no exception, but there are a multitude of eyeballs floating freely around it, among creepy tenticles to an unknown creature. It’s possible that is how the human that used to inhabit this skull came to his demise.
A colorful, sketchy skull with attitude. Now that is a unique skull tattoo!
This skull has blue moons for eyes. It’s a large skull, and the detail seen in the design is quite amazing indeed.
A full sleeve made up of a haunted house, crows, skull, and a beautiful woman with sunglasses must have an interesting story attached to it that the wearer is aware of, but we can interpret and create our own scenes solely based on this one unique skull tattoo.
Have you ever seen a brighter, more colorful tattoo in your life? This is a festival on one back! The detail and color are amazing. The jade and other gemstones and precious metals tha tmake up this huge back skull tattoo are stunning.
Here we have a bird skull, which holds quite a dynamic shape with its small head, large eye holds, and sharp beak. Looks like he’s got one on either side of the obliques. Wonderful arrangement of unique skull tattoos.
This skull truly look alive! Missing teeth and flowers instead of eyes, the level of detail is astounding. The mouth is ajar in a way that makes it look like it is yelling out. Down to the detail of each petal, this tattoo is one of the best unique skull tattoos we may ever see.
There are a lot of sugar skull tattoos around, but this mostly black and gray tattoo has blue light peaking out from it’s cavities, and creates a completely different type of mood. This is why we’ve included this sugar skull tattoo in this unique skull tattoo list. Beautiful!