"Vinci Que Se Vincit", He conquers who conquers himself. In life, you can be either your greatest ally or your greatest enemy. It is our own weaknesses, fears, vices, etc. that can be our biggest hurdles in life. In order to be the greatest version of oneself, one must strive to overcome the barriers we all put in front of ourselves.
The lion represents strength and the wildness inside us all, it is seen perched upon the skull like a headdress. The skull represents the human spirit, and the deep inner truths we all carry and must face. The war paint over the eyes stands for the warrior spirit and the will to press forward and continue the fight.