Fly your freak flags mates. My first piece using a skull and crossbones stamping and I must admit "I like it... a lot." I especially appreciate how the foundational stamping appears to be his tricorn hat... how convenient.
I would have said more... but I was sort of at a loss for words... I love how you used soft organic shapes and swirls to compliment the natural curves of the skull and crossed bones, the black gem kept it all piratey but added a sort of extravagance to it. It looks like it's mostly solid too... so it should be durable.
Very well put together both physically and aesthetically.