Today skulls are starting to also be associated with life in a way. If a skull represents death then it can also be a reminder to us that life is short and to live each day to it's fullest a sort of symbolic "Carpe Diem".Now there are still those of course that get skull tattoo just to look tough and menacing but the number has definitely changed in the last few years. Those that want to look thought and menacing get tattoos like the Grim Reaper. The Grim Reaper is an depiction or a figure of death the one who comes and gets you at the end of your time. He wears black robes and has no face but carries a big farming sickle.