15 Punisher tattoo designs. The Punisher is a fictional character, an antihero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Punisher made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man (1974). He is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime.
Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children, who were killed by the mob during a shootout in New York City’s Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry. His family’s killers were the first to be slain. A war veteran of the U.S. military, Frank Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare, and a wide variety of weapons.
The Punisher’s skull has the same meaning as the common symbol of a skull- it means death, pain, suffering, ect. It represents the Punisher’s violent and brutal treatment of criminals, and it’s a symbol meant to strike fear into their hearts. It also doubles as functional, because the bright white is meant to draw enemy fire to the most armored part of his uniform, and the “teeth” of the skull are often portrayed as being part of his belt which contains additional ammo for his weaponry.