Tibetan skull tattoo, symbolizes the impermanance of the physical body. Tibetan monks ceremonially practice the decoration of human skulls after death with various jewels and precious metals, this is an act of celebration. It also serves as a reminder to the living to spiritually prepare for your own impending death and acts as inspiration to confront and dispel your fears. The third eye is present, in the form of a jewel, which in all facets of Buddhist teachings is a symbol of wisdom and insight into reality.