If you're looking for a spooky, ooky tattoo, why not go for a coffin? Coffin tattoos have become incredibly popular in recent years, yours truly even has one! But there's a very important question that's been dangling over us for years—what is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
Coffins are funeral box that have a tapered shoulder and a removable lid. Coffins are also typically six or twelve-sided. The word coffin comes from the French word cofin which originates from the Latin word cophinus, meaning basket. In ancient times, any box that a person was buried in was called a coffin and the earliest coffins date back to 5000 BC Shaanxi, China. In popular culture, they've become commonly associated with vampires—as Dracula slept in a coffin in order to gain back his strength.
A casket, on the other hand, is a rectangular funeral box that is either four or eight-sided. The word casket was originally used to mean a jewelry or trinket box, however, it was later adopted in the funeral world. Today, rectangular caskets with a hinged lid are the norm under most burial practices.
In honor of all the coffin and casket fans out there, take a peek at 50 of our favorite tattoos from talented artists around the world in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media.