Dia De Muertos
Or Day of the Dead in English it is a Mexican event, where people meet to celebrate and remember, talk about family and friends that passed away. Skeleton motive in Mexican art is a traditional one. Roots of its usage go deeply into Aztec times. La Catrina - skull makeup idea became tremendously popular, and became part of western culture, as a Halloween face paint idea, or as a tattoo symbol.
Muerta as a tattoo choice
La Catrina tattoo became popular because, in my opinion, it joins perfectly what we appreciate in tattooing. It is easy to fill with personal meaning, it has beauty elements, and also has a dark side. Tattoos that show two sides of a human character, or represent two worlds: living and dead; were always part of the body modification culture.
Should one go with color or black and grey? What is the better option for La Catrina? It is really more of the personal preference. I feel that color ones are always a bit more positive, respond better to Mexican culture, while black and grey ones lean towards more darker, creepy designs.