101 Incredible Death Tattoo Designs You Need To See!

by Jamie Wilson
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Reviewed & updated: March 19, 2023 by Jamie Wilson BA

The search for the perfect death-inspired tattoo can be tough. Some tattoo ideas can look too spooky, and other ideas can be too un-original. If you need some amazing death tattoos, look into these skulls, grim reaper and black ink designs! 

What Symbols Represent Death?

There is a lot of signs that can represent death, most of them are a skull, skeleton, crossbones, decayed cadavers, grim reaper, coffins, as well as tombstones and graves. You can also get some death or dark word tattoo ideas, as well as Latin sentences or something that has a death inspired meaning.

Top 12 Death Tattoos

1. Life And Death Tattoo

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@outofstepbooks via Instagram – Love this design? Try a Temporary Tattoo

Get the Grim Reaper on your shoulder if you prefer masculine pieces, as well as tattoos that are obvious and attention-seeking. The shoulder placement does not hurt (luckily)!

2. Grim Reaper Tattoo

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If you are a fan of colorful ink and you like designs that stand out with color, but not in size, this is it!

3. Death Angel Tattoos On Back

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Broad shoulders and masculine back deserve a tattoo such as this one! If you work out at the gym you could probably rock this, and should make it your choice!

4. Life And Death Tattoos On Shoulder

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@phatjoes_tattoo via Instagram – Love this design? Try a Temporary Tattoo

Death facing reality is an amazing and empowering design! You can also decorate your tattoo with some flowers if you are not a fan of harsher or scary tattoos.

5. Grim Reaper Skull Death Tattoo

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Some people like deceased tattoos inspirations. This image is for guys who like dark souls and black Grim Reaper tattoos.

6. Symbols Of Death Tattoos 

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This sleeve and the image itself is well-done and detailed. If you like giant body tattoos as well as colorful ink – this is your death inspired design.

7. Death Tattoo Grim Reaper Tattoo Designs

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Grim Reaper, as well as dark skull tattoos, will look great on your arm. Black ink is perfect for guys who like monochromatic tattoo designs.

8. Skeleton Angel Of Death Tattoo

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Sleeve tattoos will take quite some time for you to get. However, if you are that type of person who likes bigger and bolder designs – you won’t mind the time that it takes to get this design.

9. Sleeve Skull Tattoos

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Make sure you get an artistic tattoo if you love details. Your tattoo artist should have a precise hand and quite some level of experience before you try to book your appointment.

10. Angel Of Death Tattoo

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@primetatuajesbogota via Instagram – Love this design? Try a Temporary Tattoo

This Angel of death looks mysterious and scary at the same time. Guys who love to follow a certain pattern or who need an interesting tattoo design will need this Grim Reaper on chest or shoulder.

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11. Life And Death Tattoos

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Guys who like calf designs or who work out often will need this Grim Reaper – the angel of death on their bodies! Calf tattoos don’t hurt, luckily! If you want to follow or get similar tattoos, make sure you browse through all posts!

12. Life After Death Tattoo

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Lastly, get this defined tattoo if you like ink, sharp lines, as well as mysterious detailing. If you are that type of person who is all about details, this angel of death is for you!

On That Note

Once you read through the article – which tattoo is your favorite? Although the meaning itself is scary and dark, Grim Reaper can look amazing on any body part! Get the angel of death tattooed on your body, and enjoy one of these 12 tattoos!

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