What is the first thing that comes to your mind, when somebody mentioned skull rings?
Death? Devil? Plague? Pirate? Punk? Or Steve Buscemi? (I don’t mean to offend. I like Mr. Buscemi and his works, he is one of the few true artists in Hollywood. But he just looks, well, you know what I mean…)
I should say, if you associate skull with anything evil or negative, you are horribly wrong.
A fact that rarely known by the public is the original meaning of skull is morality, which is quite neutral and aims to remind living people to cherish their life and present. In some cultures, e.g. Celtic, the skull is the symbol of the wisdom of the ancestor or power and named as the house of the soul. There are also beliefs that the skull represents charm of good luck and could ward off evil or illness.