: Psico Design ep. 18 : SKULL

SKULL, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the SKULL from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


THE SKULL is an element linked to change 


yes it’s true, also death is a change and it is also the first thing that the primordial brain thinks about


help, alert, death, danger, go away 


it’s true, one of the meanings of the skull is also related to death, maybe a dangerous death 


but this is definitely not the main meaning

in fact, in the tarot card there is the DEATH card, but it doesn’t absolutely mean that every time it comes out, there’s someone who dies!


oh no no


it means that a change is coming, an important and definitive change, 

from which you can no longer go back


like death, after all

but also marriage

or the birth of a child

or the arrival of a dog in the family

or the taking out of a loan for you first house ahahahahaha


or your dismissal, that you really wanted to find the courage to request 

or the end of an addiction

or the beginning of a new life abroad

or the beginning of a new love

or a new dream


a change is not necessarily negative, indeed


even the skulls are not all the same, you can choose so many variables to customize it and make it more similar to the meaning you want to achieve!!!


softer lines or harder strokes, larger contours or subtle details, realistic or cartoon, in color or black and white scale, alone or in company, in the foreground or hidden in the background…. every detail changes the mood of the design


finally, let’s not forget that the skull is a fundamental part of the human body


it talks about skeleton and medicine


the skull is the container of the brain, our most precious organ, the only irreplaceable and as Hamlet teaches us, the mere holding of a skull gives us the sense of wisdom and great truths in our hands


with love,

by Lady Sara