The skull supports the face and bones of the face and consists of two main parts. The bones of the face are joined with sutures. In the case of a human, the skull will be exposed when this individual is deceased. Unless the body is embalmed, the deterioration of the corpse will happen quickly, and the skull will be revealed. The skull tattoo is symbolic of death and is commonly selected by members of cults or gangs. Some popular tattoos include the skull with bones on the bottom of the tattoo design. Horror fans are not the only one's that enjoy getting skull tattoos.