Skulls and bones of all kinds were used to make the earliest of humanoid tools and jewellery; a practice that predates even the stone age. Tens of thousands of years later, we are still no less fascinated with bone art, be it of the human variety or not. Skulls in one form or another have managed to remain relevant and influential across almost all aspects of human life and understanding, ranging from sports, art, and pop culture to religion and even business. However, the most interesting aspect of the skull as a symbol is perhaps its uncanny ability to mean completely different things, depending on when, where, what, why, and how it’s used. In this post, we will focus on vehicles and how they may mean different things under different circumstances.
There are certain factors which you should be mindful of. First and foremost are the gang affiliation symbols. If you use skull art, it’s best to steer clear of the known motorcycle gang logos that often feature the human skull in one form or the other. For example, Satan’s Slave, Blue Angels, and The Outlaws are just few of the many illegal motorcycle gangs/clubs that use skull(s) in their logos. Riding a motorcycle or any vehicle with their known logos may land you in trouble with the police, as well as the actual gang members.
There is no official or legal limitation that specifically restricts using a skull logo, decal, or self-created custom artwork on a two-wheeler. Feel free to use any skull art of your own making, or one that isn’t a well-known gang symbol as decal on your motorcycle, car, or scooter. You will have more than your fair share of options to choose from while shopping online, but you can also create your own design and use it as a way to express yourself.
Just be a bit picky with your choice of the vehicle itself if you have plans to use a skull decal of any kind on it. Skulls are catchy and often powerful symbols, so the vehicle must match them. Cruisers in general suit the skull art well, but bikes like the Hearld Maverick 125, the moto Morini X-Cape, and the Suzuki Katana are exceptionally well suited for creative skull designs. For more options, pay a quick visit to BMG Scooters.
The human skull symbol is so closely associated with death and danger these days that we often forget its plethora of other meanings. On a vehicle, a sober and simple skull symbol can be used to effectively symbolise courage. The skull was and still is used by Native Americans, as well as several other old cultures around the world to symbolise their triumph over the fear of death. It symbolises that you have accepted death as an essential part of the life cycle.In the end, what exactly the skull on your two-wheeler symbolizes will depend on how it’s drawn, the colours used, the style, and what it means to you. Just keep the points mentioned here in mind and experiment until you are satisfied.