The body is supported by the skeleton. The human body has a skeleton that is supported by ligaments, tendons and other things. Once a person is deceased, the corpse will quickly deteriorate unless it’s embalmed, and only the skeleton portion of the individual will remain. Skeletons are seen frequently in horror movies and are most common to see during the Halloween holiday. A skeleton tattoo can be created in color or black and gray. The skeleton tattoo itself is symbolic of death and mortality.