Don’t Fear Grim Reaper Tattoos

The Grim Reaper has been a symbol of death that dates back to the fifteenth century. The traditional Grim Reaper was a skeleton dresses in black robes with a scythe used to collect the dead. This dark and gothic symbol has become a mainstay in tattoo designs. Grim Reaper tattoos have been around for well over a hundred years and still retain their popularity today.

Grim Reaper tattoos are no longer just for the tougher crowd. In the past, they were more for the biker crowd, but this is no longer the case. With the Goth craze, more and more people are choosing to get a design that depicts this bringer of death. Grim Reaper tattoos can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be.

The Basic Design

Traditionalists tend to incorporate all of the basic elements: skeletal figure, black robe and scythe. However, you can go beyond this and let your imagination run wild. There are designs that have a female version of death, Grim Reaper tattoos surrounded by flames and the Reaper dripping blood from his scythe.

You can design your own version of death designs for your tattoo or look through the designs available in the tattoo shop. Also, investigate different Grim Reaper designs posted online. You can also find very interesting grim reaper tatoo designs in magazines. You are likely to come across hundreds and perhaps thousands of different versions to choose from.

Color and Size of your Grim Reaper Tattoo

One of the most important elements of your Grim Reaper tattoo is going to be the colors (or lack thereof) that you decide to use. The central colors used in most Grim Reaper tattoos are black and gray. However, as a way to stand out even more, your tattoo can include a variety of colors. Vibrant color, like red and yellow, can jump out against the darker backdrop.

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Most Grim Reaper tattoos are inked on a larger scale. Very few people decide to get small Grim Reaper tattoos on their body. A decent sized area is needed if you want to include all of the elements of the figure. Popular spots on the body for Grim Reaper tattoos include the arms, chest and back. If you do want a smaller Grim Reaper tattoo, a simple silhouette is probably your best bet.

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