Written and selected by Julie Fishman.

No skin is off limits in the world of modern tattooing, including the stuff covering your cranium.

While the rounded surface and extra-thick skin make head tattoos especially challenging, talented artists have managed to navigate the skull with skill. When expertly articulated, these are some of the most mesmerizing walking artworks you'll ever see. Reserved, most often, for the most hardcore ink collector, skull tattoos rarely fail in producing proper "WOW" factor.

From New York to L.A. to overseas, check out our gallery of 10 Amazing Skull Tattoos.

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