Skull on Book Tattoo Meaning ( learn until you’re dead ? )

So you’ve seen this intriging Skull on a Book tattoo on a friend and you’re a bit worried ? or you maybe want this tattoo on you but you’re not sure about how it will be percieved ? 

skull on book tattoo

Let’s talk about what it means to have this tattoo.

learn until you die – there’s always something new to learn

There’s always something to learn. If there wasn’t you would be dead. A refusal to learn is a refusal to live. Setting limits for yourself stifles any chance of growth.

The least useful aphorism to take seriously is “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” It’s a lie…!!

So if you believe hardly in this philosophy, this tattoo is for you.

skull on book tattoo

Accepting your mortality

Death is an unavoidable part of the cycle of life, yet many of us do everything we can to avoid accepting our mortality. But coming to terms with the inevitability of death can help teach us to live more fully in the here and now. In fact consciousness of our mortality can enable us to cherish every moment of the life we have.

skull on book tattoo


Skull on a book symbolism signifies that you need to work hard (mainly learn)  and build your own personal empire because you have the chance to do so. In other words, you can exercise your own strength by having knowledge and starting your journey step by step. Besides, you need to shift your mindset and embrace the action.

skull on book tattoo


skull on a book tattoo can be a symbol of witchcratf.

Skull cults appear across history and even in some modern tribal societies. In these cultures, skulls are typically exhumed shortly after burial and de-fleshed. They might then be painted or sculpted over with plaster.

skull on book tattoo


Where did tattoo artists get this imagery ( or inspiration ) ?

Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill 1628 Pieter Claesz Dutch

The oldest piece i found is Still-life painting which is an independent genre or specialty first flourished in the Netherlands during the early 1600s.