I like the state thing you got going on...what does the skull/rose represent?
Skull tattoos are very versatile tattoo designs, and a popular skull tattoo design incorporates both skulls and roses. Because skulls and roses evoke very different emotions, it’s not uncommon for skull and rose tattoo meanings to be misinterpreted. The most common skull and rose tattoo meaning accommodates the most popular meanings of both skull tattoos and rose tattoos, representing the contrast between life and death or beauty and decay. It is this symbol of duality that brings to mind the everlasting struggle between good and evil, beauty and ugliness, and the belief that from death comes life.