Well at first everyone thinks its about being badass, as badass folks tend to be drawn to skulls.
It is actually not about that, though there is a similarity with those of us drawn to the skulls.
As is there a similarity with those who shy form them.
For me, the symbolism of skulls is as follows:
Everything with a soul has a skull. So the skull is symbolic of the shell that you walk around in.
It is to remind you that your soul is eternal. Its been here before and it will be here again.
The skull also houses your brain, the place symbolic to me of your ego. The ego is where you find how everything is wrong. It is where you take things personally and basically it is where all your misery comes from.
To see the skull as a symbol of your immortal soul and glimpse of your true power and potential, is very profound.
In my opinion those that I refer to as badass, are people who live their lives without fear. We do what we want and are not influenced by the opinions of others. We are not walking around fearful of death as we know that death is not the end it is simply a change of venue. This does not make bad people, we live though our hearts not our heads and are the first to not judge and be there to help you.
Not everyone who is drawn to skulls is that way but they can be once they truly understand the attraction and themselves at the soul level.
If you would like some recommended reading I would heartily suggest the 4 Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz.
It is ancient wisdom and very simple.
There is much more I would like to say but this is my first blog ever... looking forward to some questions and some thoughtful conversations :)
Much Love and Light to you all