This unsavoury, morbid obsession has been carried by everyone from Hamlet to Damien Hirst and is now the subject of a new Laurence King sticker book, Stickerbomb Skulls.
It has been designed by Studio Rarekwai (SRK), which is based in London and Jakarta.
Taking a range of highly stylised examples by artists from all over the world, the book finds examples from graphic design, fashion, jewellery, music, tattoos and street art.
Stickers are a big part of street art for some graffiti writers, and they’re also a popular promo tool for artists and illustrators.
They can often be found jostling for space on toilet doors and otherwise uninspiring places.
The book is the latest in a series from Laurence King, which includes Stickerbomb, Stickerbomb2, Stickerbomb XL, Stickerbomb Letters and Stickerbomb Monsters.
Stickerbomb Skulls is published by Laurence King in August and priced £15.95