The image of the skull is mainly associated with the idea of death. But the skull is not only a symbol of death, it is also a symbol of immortality. Because the skull is the most durable of the bone tissues, the it is the last to break down, and the ancient cultures considered it a symbol of vitality.
The skull is widely used in world culture as a symbol of life, fertility, wisdom, knowledge, protection. It can symbolize death rebirth and everlasting life.
In the modern world, the meaning of the dead head has expanded. There are countless ideas for using a skull in fashion, from shirts with skull image to jewelry. T-shirts with a skull and numerous valuable stones on it may cost millions of dollars.
Ali Gulec, an artist and graphic designer from Istanbul, managed to make the skull an integral part of the culture, turning the former symbol of death into a desirable decor.
The Turkish illustrator is the co-owner of Ikiiki Design Studio. This studio combines customary illustration with computer images, creating collages and even graphic clothing. This innovative design studio works with famous brands as a design consultant.
“The Message” is one of Ali’s most favorite projects. It is a number of illustrations, which are created combining digital and traditional collages and contrasting items. Within the framework of this program he manages to present the classical skull art in a new way.
Ali’s illustrations breathe new life into the world of skull tattoos. They look great on the skin, but the tattoo artist must be a true professional to be able to accurately depict Ali’s illustrations in all their complexity.
Scroll down to see the craziest and the most beautiful skull illustrations, which will surely help you with new tattoo ideas.