How to draw a skull tattoo ?

When introducing a tattoo, images of flowers, skulls, and interesting inscriptions most often come to mind. Of course, there are lot more variations. - the number of possible images for tattoos is limited only by the imagination of each individual.

But, we admit, even after being steeped in all the available facts, not everyone is ready to alter their body. For example, some people just change their preferences almost every day and are not sure that the design they don't like today will look cute tomorrow.

Indeed, there is an excellent way by which you can draw the skull tattoo and color it according to your taste. Even if it's not about drawing it on your skin, you can do it with a piece of paper.

So, in this tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw skull tattoos in an easy and practical way.  Making it look concise and not too difficult to implement the desired image. So, if you are interested in drawing skull tattoos I invite you to familiarize yourself with this guide.

Also, you can check out our blog where we share rich information about skulls.

Here are the types of skull heads that we are going to learn how to draw in this guide.

1- The simple skull head

2- The pirate skull with bones

3- The skull pierced with a dagger with a snake

Steps to draw the simple skull tattoo

draw the simple skull tattoo

To begin with, I would first like to invite you to follow each image which explains each step in a beneficial way. So, you will see for yourself that at the end you will be able to draw a skull tattoo in a simple and very fun way. The best advice I can give is to take your time and you will be successful.

So, let's start with the first step!

 Drawing the skull tattoo: step 1

The very first step in drawing a skull tattoo is a simple basic circle. You don't have to make the circle too sharp. It just needs to look like a circle. We can divide the sketch with a pair of guidelines, which should be very light and thin. Because later we will erase them.

So this step will be to draw the basic shape of the head of the skull. Next, we will try to add a line to help draw the front of the face of the skull.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 2

Here we will start by drawing the actual shape of the head of the skull. So, it is important to remember that our goal is to draw a skull tattoo simply. So, don't rush! Follow the image in the easiest way possible.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 3

Continuing the drawing of the skull from the side, now add a nose by painting the cavity with black. Then add the upper and lower jaws, and draw the lines corresponding to the chin and jaw. The line of the mouth should be wavy and end with a rounded temporal bone, where the jawbone connects with the main part of the skull. Add some color to the junction and go to the next step.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 4

The next step will be to draw the outline of the orbit and paint on it. Next, we are going to form the row that is at the top and bottom level of teeth. Make sure that the details are well sketched on the jawbone, on the forehead, and also behind the temporal bone.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 5

So far the middle finger from our skull is ready. So, you can start working on the drawing of a rose which is located at the level of the top of the skull. The easiest way to complete this level is to begin the process of drawing the rosebuds and making a cup of them as the main shape.

After that, you can add the petals of a flower, if you like.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 6

Our skull drawing is almost finished as you can see in the picture. Nevertheless, we will continue to increase some detail. These details consist of adding petals to the top of the flower. It looks like cabbage petals stacked on top of each other. If that's done, then let's move on to the next step.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 7

We only have two more steps left to complete. At this step, all you have to do is draw a long rose stalk and make two branches for the leaves. Also, add detail to the leaves and make sure that the end of the rose stem extends from the bottom of the chin of the skull.

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Draw the Skull Tattoo: Step 8

Now we are at the end of our skull drawing. But before we finish this category, we will try to add a second rose. It shouldn't take a lot of your time and should work a lot easier. Now give the skull the color you like!

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The steps to draw a pirate skull with bones

In this theme, we will learn how to draw a pirate skull with bones. But it won't be difficult for you anymore, because we have already learned how to draw a simple skull tattoo.

You just need to follow each step as you did when drawing the simple skull.

Draw a pirate skull: step 1

Now let's start by drawing our pirate skull. In this first step, we are not going to do much. Just make a circle in the shape of an egg.

Draw a pirate skull: step 2

Now start by drawing the eye sockets. Do this so that they are symmetrical to each other. It is important to note that it should not move in any direction. Then you can draw the nose.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 3

As I indicated in the figure, you need to draw the cheekbones on the skull and do not forget the browbones by marking them with a curved line. What is important is not to be in a hurry. But try to do everything calmly and neatly, like a real designer.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 4

Here you can start by schematically depicting the jaw. You have to understand that the shape of the lower jaw is a bit like a doorknob. Then add some details, such as the cavities for the teeth. Also, draw the teeth as you see in the picture.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 5

This step is to draw a crack in the forehead. Next, start drawing the approximate location of the crisscross bones. If you use a pencil, you can erase the lines or shapes that did not turn out, using an eraser.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 6

Here we will try to do some touching up regarding step 5 and move on to the next step. So, go over the details of the skull and bones. Then add curved lines around the edges of the bones.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 7

Our pirate head is almost ready. Now we just have to erase unnecessary lines. But don't forget to add a bullet hole to the skull.

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Draw a pirate skull: step 8

So far you can already see our complete pirate skull head design. So, to finish this theme, we will walk to rub the bridge to reveal the nature of our drawing.

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The steps to draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake

skull pierced with a dagger with a snake

We have just learned two types of skull namely: the simple skull and the pirate skull. Now we are going to learn how to draw a skull tattoo pierced with a dagger with a snake. It will be a bit more complicated, but you can do it if you had passed the first two drawings.

Remember that we are going to go through the same processes, ie step by step. So let's start with the first step.

Drawing a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 1

To start, we will make our drawing by sketching the lines of the base of the skull. It's pretty simple, draw a circle, and then draw a line at the bottom and then you draw an oval at the top.

Now above the circle, draw a semicircular line as shown below.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 2

This part will be very short and simple. We are going to draw the face of the snake. To achieve this, draw the lower and upper jaws of the snake, as you see in our sketch.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 3

Now we are going to draw the face of the snake in more detail. Here we will do it step by step in a simple way. So draw its eyes first, then its nostrils with its upper and lower canines, and finally, draw a long tongue for the snake.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 4

We draw the curved body of the snake. After drawing it, proceed to sketch the skull.

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Drawing a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 5

Start by drawing the top of the head of the skull; then let's move gradually to the drawing of the cheekbones, the eyebrow, and finally the upper jaw.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 6

Now that we have successfully drawn the shape of the skull, it will be much easier to draw every detail of the skull face. You can now draw the eyeballs and the bone of the bridge of the nose. Pay special attention when drawing the eyes of the skull. Because they give the tattoo a particularly fascinating aspect.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 7

Here we are not going to do much, we are just going to draw the teeth of the skull, then a dagger blade, which pierces the skull.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 8

In this part, we will evolve a little more by drawing the lower part of the skull. Right after this, we will draw the areas for the teeth, but it will only be for the teeth of the skull. When doing the comb, you need to make sure that the teeth at the bottom are the same size as the top.

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Drawing a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 9

Here, we will try to make our drawing look a little spookier. To do this, draw the back of the skull and then add fine structural details to it, as this is what will make the skull look even scarier.

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Drawing a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 10

And finally, we finish drawing the bone handle of the dagger, then around the skull, we finish drawing the snake circling the body, as you can see in our example.

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Draw a skull pierced with a dagger with a snake: step 11

This is how we end! So, you just drew a scary skull. Now all that's left is to paint it according to your taste and preference.

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Conclusion

We are at the end of our drawing session regarding the different skull tattoos. So, I would like you to remember that drawing a skull tattoo is not complicated at all, so you don't have to be a professional to be successful. Start with the simplest and rich achievement before you try the more complicated.

By the way, if you are passionate about the different skull masks, you can visit our gallery. Besides, we also have skull base shaped jewelry that can give you a lot of inspiration and beautiful memories.

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