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Day of the Dead Girl Tattoo by Matt Curtis

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Day of the Dead Girl Tattoo by Matt Curtis

Ryan; “I really wanted a Sugar Skull tattoo but then my sister mentioned the Sugar Skull Girl. I looked for a couple of months until I found a design that I liked. I showed it to Matt Curtis who completely redesigned it. It doesn’t represent anything I just felt it was a really powerful image”

Within the Western culture, skulls usually depict the dark, macabre and gruesome death. The sugar skulls’ origin (or calaveras de azucar) springs from Mexico. Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day and All Hollow’s Day. Sugar skulls are made from clay moulded sugar and decorated with feathers coloured beads, foils and icing are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. The symbolism of a sugar skull is rooted in the decoration around the eyes. Flowers are meant to symbolize life, while cob webs symbolize death. Burning candles set inside the eyes are a sign of remembrance.

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