The Grim Reaper Tattoo is a tattoo which symbolizes that life is not infinite. It has a definite ending which is true for all of us. It is an indicator of death which is sometimes most people do not wish to discuss or associate to. It shows a skull in human form carrying a scythe. It hunts down human souls and takes them to their final destination heaven or hell according to their deeds. It is a scary thought and most people do not vouch for it. However this is a tattoo for the brave and the warriors. It can be seen in olden times the warriors had such tattoos inked on their bodies.
These tattoos are usually associated with sinister connotations however there are many a times that these tattoos do not promote any kind of evil at all. As a matter of fact they are associated with the thought of life after death or even rebirth. The grim reaper tattoo with a scythe under a cloak is a symbol of the soul separating from the body post death.
The most commonly seen tattoos are in the shades of gray and black. However it has been seen that many prefer these tattoos in rich shades of red and purple. Red can be used for blood, purple for fumes and yellow and orange as flames.
Many people get the tattoo done on their bodies which are biblical implications of death in which the Grim Reaper is riding a light horse which designates death according to the Bible. People usually do not prefer to use the Grim Reaper as a tattoo. However there are many whose souls have chosen a final destination in the form of bravery which is not scared of death. This is the reason we find fighters and wrestlers taking up such designs in everyday life.