Punk and the Skull

Happy Birthday Glenn Danzig


24/3/12 Off Ya Tree – Melbourne Central

On the way to the station, I recognised a store opposite Melbourne Central called Off ya Tree. The sign out the front of the store was extremely bright and I noticed two skulls on each side of the banner. Almost every single product within the store features skulls, the skull and crossbones was a very popular image.

Every inch of the store was completely saturated with skulls in different shapes, sizes, styles and colours. It was quite difficult not to notice an image of a skull within the store. Off Ya Tree distributes clothes, handbags, shoes, jewellery, hats, collectable items and other random products. The store is also a tattoo parlour, which also features books full of skull tattoos. The products do appear to be aiming towards punks and goths, which is very noticeable within the style of clothing.

Does the skull define…

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