The image of the skull represents many different things at once. At the same time that it symbolizes death, it also symbolizes the power of life.
Historically, it has often been associated with the afterlife in many religions, from the Aztecs to Christianity. In these contexts, it is a hopeful celebration of everlasting life.
The skull is what remains of a person after everything else has rotted away. It is lasting, a permanent reminder of the person who it belonged to. It symbolically celebrates a person's continuing legacy and importance.
A skull says that traces of a person still remain after they die. It does this whether it is a reminder of their physical body, or of the impact that they had upon the world.
This celebration of life is especially evident in celebrations like Mexico's Day of the Dead.
Ancestors and relatives who have passed away are honored in a celebration that revolves entirely around skulls and symbols of death.
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While the skull acts as a reminder of death, it also carries an important message.
Since your time is limited, you should make the most of it. You should seize every day you have and live life to the fullest.
This is why skull rings are often popular symbols for free spirits like bikers or rockers. They are people who know that life is short, so you should enjoy it while it lasts.