Be the Most Colorful Sugar Skull for a Day of the Dead Celebration
Celebrating Day of the Dead
Fall is finally here, and you know what that means. People are gearing up for Halloween, buying everything pumpkin spice, and getting ready for sweater weather. But there’s more to October than just Halloween candy and pumpkin spiced lattes, Día de Los Muertos is also fast approaching! Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is an incredible, traditional holiday originally celebrated in Mexico and countries throughout Latin America. It’s a colorful celebration that commemorates those we’ve loved and lost and allows us to show our appreciation for their contributions to our lives. In fact, “28% of the people in the United States surveyed said they celebrate Día de Los Muertos,” and it’s not hard to see why.
Imagine the streets ablaze with candlelight. People dressed in vibrant colors and donning face paint come together in the streets to dance and sing. Large papier-Mache skulls, stilt walkers, people walking with photographs of their loved ones who have since passed on all line the streets. It’s a time when people from all walks of life come together. So, join in on the excitement and immerse yourself in the celebrations.
Decorate your Face to Honor Loved Ones
Well-known for its distinct patterns, the Day of the Dead roses skull temporary tattoo is sure to catch the attention of everyone in the room.
Although not exactly an original custom, face painting is a very popular practice in the celebration of Día de Los Muertos. Skull face paint is meant to symbolize the acceptance of death as part of the journey in life. In the past, people would create and/or purchase skull masks for the celebration. Over the years face painting became an effective way to produce the same result without breaking the bank.
From Face Paint to Temporary Tattoos
The most popular of variants on this classic form of body art is the “calavera de azucar,” otherwise known as the sugar skull style. Sugar skulls, as the name suggests, are beautifully decorated sugar figurines. Adorned with flowers, bright colors, and other deliciously gorgeous ornaments; sugar skulls are one of the most spectacular and fascinating aspects of the Día de Los Muertos celebration. They became a powerful symbol, representing the departed souls of loved ones who passed on.
By writing the name of the deceased on the forehead of the sugar skull and placing it on the altar with the other offerings, the spirit of the deceased finds its way back to the material world to be near their loved ones again. To accompany these colorful offerings, the sugar skull face painting style became an additional method of reconnecting with the deceased.
But of course, not all of us are masters of face painting. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get the same skull effect, try out a Black skull face. There are plenty of styles to choose from, and you can easily create your own looks by getting creative with each part of the tattoo. Bring the colors of the rainbow to the celebration with a multi-colored floral skull face mask.
Looking for something a little more on the classic side? Then try out a Glitter day of the dead rose, and get the classic “high society” look of the early 1900s. If you’re not into bright colors or elaborate flowers, don’t worry, we have simple black skull to keep your calavera close to the original.
Celebrate life with our Day of the Dead temporary tattoos!
Face masks aren’t the only forms of body art that you can find during Día de Los Muertos - people often go full on skeletal for the celebration. That being said, we all know the drawbacks of body paint before, during, and after a Day of the Dead parade. The endless nightmare of trying to get body paint off of your skin and clothes is enough to drive anyone crazy. So, skip the drama and go for temporary tattoos, like these amazing glitter red rose arm bone tattoos.
Planning on wearing longer sleeves for the occasion? No problem, we’ve got hand tattoos for you too. Walk the streets with flowers at your wrists and skeleton hands or even better, glow in the dark dancing skeleton so everyone can see you at the parade! Try out something a bit glitzier with glitter multi-colored floral hand tattoos. Continue the theme of classic roses with red rose hand tattoos. If you would like to sport a simple set of Calaveras sugar skulls check out this temporary tattoo. Whatever your choice, rest assured you can find the right temporary tattoo for your celebration.
Day of the Dead Temporary Tattoo Selection
So, whether you’re a first timer or a faithful participant in the Day of the Dead celebrations this year, you can be sure that there are plenty of options for you to choose from to enhance your Day of the Dead experience. Now all that’s left to do is to grab a sugar skull, your Day of the Dead temporary tattoos, and a photo of a friend or family member you want to remember and join the community for Day of the Dead. Celebrate life like there’s no tomorrow and surround yourself with the people you love.
Browse our wide selection of Day of the Dead temporary tattoos on our website, or create your own custom temporary tattoos!