A sugar skull or a calavera in Mexican language, is a representation of the human skull. It is a popular figure in Mexico and is usually made of sugar (thus the name sugar skull) or clay especially on the Day of The Dead celebration, which is quite similar to our celebration of All Souls Day and Halloween. These sweet skulls are often given as gifts and and can be eaten. They are decorated in lovely colors and flowers to add more beauty to such grim figure in other cultures.
Unlike other cultures, the Mexicans and other related cultures celebrate The All Souls Day by decorating and spending time at the graves of the dead loved ones.
Sugar skulls are also popular tattoos. The skull is a symbol of human power and energy to the Aztecs. In this post, we have collected 38 beautiful sugar skull tattoos: