Getting a tribal tattoo for yourself is awesome in so many ways. In the tattoo world, tribal tattoos do indeed deserve their special place. Tribal tattoos have a way of bringing together blending culture and creativity to produce amazing art.
As soon as man learnt how to write, he started drawing shapes and figures on himself and on his clothes. Different cultures all over the world, developed various designs, techniques and colours for the drawings on their bodies. Their tribal tattoos became a source of identity and pride. Tribesmen would take pride in their tattoos and show them off to communicate to everyone who they really were. From the brave warriors, to the strong and intelligent women.
Cultures from all over the world have developed thousands of unique designs and themes that one cannot admire enough. With the integration of the world however, most cultures got intertwined but still maintain their beliefs and tribal markings.
A tribal tattoo can be a great way to show pride in your origins or for a culture you and personally attached to. Additionally, you can still get yourself a beautiful tattoo to just add beauty to your amazing body. Whether it is on your chest, hands, leg neck or whichever place you would like it on, a tribal tattoo is guaranteed to look amazing.
To help you out with selecting the best tattoo for you or to just satisfy your curiosity, we have a collection of some amazing tribal tattoo designs to drool over:
1. The Climbing Wave
This stunning tattoo speaks nothing more than boldness and absolute beauty. It runs all the way from below the elbow to the shoulder. Its beauty is a collection of different beautiful patterns that seem to climb up the hand in a powerful unstoppable wave. The shapes range from beautiful triangular patterns, to a stunning fernlike pattern that cuts across the upper arm. The wavy spirals on the triceps as well as on the shoulder seems to break the monotony of the rigid shape to create a stunning site.
2. The Power Cat
This tattoo screams raw power. On brief look at it and you can hear the huge cat roaring in your face. For those in love with power and animals, this is definitely the tattoo for you. The tattoo sits comfortably on the outer part of the upper arm. The huge cat drawn on it has its huge canines powering out of its mouth as it holds a menacing stare. To add more flavour to the tattoo, a series of flame like shapes surround the head of the menacing beast.
3. Tribe Terminator
This impressive tattoo is a definitive eye catcher. Ruining around the entire top half of the arm as well as half of the chest, it shows beauty, creativity and some hint of elegance. It is definitely a symbol of loyalty and superiority. The combination of symbols and patterns on the tattoo make is seem as if it is part of your biological make up. The striking fins along the bottom blend in perfectly with the opposing half circles as well as other beautiful shapes to create a master piece. What unique about this tattoo, is the perception of depth as well as intertwining of shapes. A feature that you would instantly fall in love with.
4. Power Ring
This impressive tattoo has the potential to become an instant eye catcher. The tattoo carries a series of well-designed shapes of different shapes, sizes and densities that come together in perfect harmony. The large ring at the top gives the feeling of power and confidence that is clearly unmatched. If you are looking for something that can add that extra tough of power and boldness on your arm, this is definitely the tattoo for you.
5. Eye Bird
This tattoo is an eye catcher, quite literary. It draws away from a conventional tribal feel to a more artistic and symbolism approach. The tattoo consists of a bird seemingly flying away from a series of symbols placed beautifully within a spiked ring. On the birds body however, is an eye that speaks creativity. If you would like something that appeals to your creative side and at the same time carries some tribal feel to it. This tattoo will be perfect.
This tattoo is an amazing piece of art. IT is rich with numerous shapes and characters that can have you admiring it for hours on end. The tattoo sits comfortably on the upper hand, with a menacing tribal face seated at the centre of the tattoo. The tattoo deeply connects you to culture and your inner self. It not only does that, but also gives you an edge in terms of your amazing looks.
7. Hand Rail
This miniature tattoo works perfectly for those looking for some simple but elegant. The tattoo blends a series of simple shapes, from triangles to interlocking leaves and even straight lines, to create beauty. It goes well right below the elbow, but can also go around any other limb. The tattoo symbolizes harmonious balance even as life continuously sends us sources of imbalance.
8. Interlocking Head
This impressive tattoo shows that tribal tattoo do stand out in complexity and beauty. The main feature on the tattoo are the interlocking chains that form a ball on the head of the upper arm. Around the ball of chains is a series on concentric circles separated by a beautiful honey comb design. Towards the elbow, the tattoo features numerous shapes and designs. In addition to its being eye catching, the tattoo shows how many different objects can come together to create beauty.
This small but elegant tattoo is diverse in so many ways. Apart from its obvious beauty, it creates a piece that can bearing meaning in so many ways. The tattoo takes the general shape of a burning flame but with its curves taking turns in every direction. The tattoo sits perfectly on the lower arm. However, the user can easily have it on the upper back, chest or back. It all depends in your personal preference and how best you want to wear it. From a gentle flame to a raging fire, the tattoo represent the inner power within us. The ability to powerfully go for what we aim for in life and achieve it.
This amazing tattoo is stunning in every way. From its design as well as position. It is impressive. The tattoo features a series of mazelike patterns drawn all over the neck and back of the head. The lines defining the maze are thick and slightly blocky. The captivating shapes are a source of inspiration and awe. They make it possible to create meaning, in whatever way you like. The tattoo is also a good indicator of boldness and power.
11. Warrior’s Hand
The warrior’s hand is a great expression of power and strength. This awesome tattoo runs all over the entire length of the arm, displaying its beautiful design. The leather like patters give the illusion of leather straps, a common future among warriors in the historic times. A shade of brown seems to add depth to the tattoo and hence adding to its overall beauty. The upper part of the tattoo, which hugs the biceps, is a collection of intricate patterns that act like a crown to this masterpiece.
12. Warrior’s Robe
The warrior’s robe falls shy of a full torso tattoo. Running all the way from the wrist to the respective chest face, the tattoo is large and stunning. In addition to its size, it also features a wide array of patterns, symbols and shapes. On the wrist is a tribal mask that ends midway through the lower arm with a honey comb pattern. Along the neckline is a beautiful pattern that appears to be the collar of a warrior’s apparel. The numerous other details on the tattoo make it an interesting story piece guaranteed to gain the interest of all your friends.
13. Captains Arm
This tattoo integrates stunning patterns and clever curves to create a tattoo that seems to blend beautifully with the natural look. Around the ankles id a woven type pattern that may fool the eyes for an accessory. The patterns that define the tattoo as it moves up the arm intertwine beautifully giving the tattoo life and beauty. In the shoulder are beautiful rings made up of different patterns and shapes. One cannot help but appreciate the time, skill and effort put towards creating this awesome tattoo. The same goes to life, all beautiful things take time, effort and skill to achieve a masterpiece.
14. Pecked Leaves
This interesting tattoo hugs the upper arm beautifully. Its shapes and pattern seem to give it life, with beautiful leaves running all around the arm. The leaves carry beautiful patterns, made of all shapes, from circles, triangles and woven patterns. The tattoo seems to have a life of its own. It is in line with this that the tattoo can be viewed to show the vibrancy of life.
15. Samoan Tribal Tattoo
This piece features a complex traditional Samoan ink suitable for men who want to show off their tribe’s rich culture and values. The enchanting black patterns have a rich tribal origin in the ancient times when tattooing was strictly a men’s ordeal due to the intense pain involved. Today, men with Samoan origins and interests can enjoy this tattoo for far less pain.
16. Tribal Masks For Right Breast And Sleeve
This piece features bold outlines showing intricate tribal markings with masks and patterns. It covers the left breast of the man’s chest, the shoulder and the upper and lower sleeves. It also features face masks on the bicep and other objects that are not discernible. This tribal tattoo is for the bold and strong and shows off muscle power.
17. Short Sleeve Chest Tattoo
This tribal tattoo features a number of intricate designs covering the left breast of a male chest and the upper left shoulder and down to the middle of the upper arm. it ends abruptly like a short sleeved shirt creating contrast with the un-inked parts. It is recommendable for people with no ink on the lower arm. This Tattoo shows off muscle and chest power.
18. Taurus Tribal Tattoo
A Taurus tribal tattoo says patience, loving, reliable, persistence, determination and strength drawn from the sun. People who possess the traits of Taurus are also possessive and jealous. Others believe the Taurus tattoo reminds us of free-spiritedness and laid back attitudes.
19. Gemini Tattoo
This unique tattoo features a young tree on the left breast with a clock like circular arrangement of shapes of various patter blocks. Roman numbers eight, thirteen, three, twenty two and eight are inscribed on the inner ring making the drawing appear like a clock. The side view on the shoulder and upper arm is also a feast for the eyes. This piece makes yet another beautiful tribal marking to wear for flexing muscle and chest. The deeper zodiac meaning of Gemini is duality of nature symbolised by twins and introverts and extroverts.
20. Half Sleeve Badass Tribal Tattoo
When men walk topless, there is nothing that shouts for attention than a well-built upper body especially biceps. This intricate design resembles a dressing garment that goes over the shoulder and down the left arm up to the middle of the bicep. the abrupt ending in the elbow area offers a sharp contrast while the rounded patterns on the breasts hug the body contours.
Final thoughts on tribal tattoos
For many tribal people, tribal tattoos are not much of a choice as they are a rite of passage to the next stage of life. Some communities have perfected the body art through hundreds of years of sacred ceremonies where the art has been handed down generations. These tattoos cannot be copied easily by a modern artist. Before you decide to get a tribal tattoo, you should consider a pattern you like and make sure that the artist is up to the task. The repetitive patterns mean that you have a fair share of pain ahead and hours to kill.
For those who can overcome these few obstacles, a tribal tattoo is one of the most appealing pieces you can have inked on your body and one that you will always enjoy having, hopefully.