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Dragon with Cross - Tribal Tattoo for Women
Dragon with Cross - Tribal Tattoo for Women
Gargoyle Wings - Tribal Tattoo
Gargoyle Wings - Tribal Tattoo

What is a Tribal Tattoo?

Tribal Tattoos are derived from an art form first seen in ancient cave drawings. Tribal Tattoos typically consist of basic solid shapes containing few to many straight lines and curves. Tribal tattoos can either be outlined, fully filled, or partially both.

As Tribal art becomes more and more popular you we see more variations of these types of tattoos as each artist can add his or her own design or spin on the tribal tattoo in order to make each tattoo unique and custom. Some tribal tattoos are still derived from a cookie cutter style and in most cases people get a tattoo to either look cool, have meaning, or to help define ones own individuality. In this case I recommend finding a tribal tattoo design that appeals to you either by sight, feeling, or a meaning that it inspires when you view it. Once you have picked out this design find a "good" tattoo artist, one known for doing custom tribal tattoos if possible, and ask them to sketch a variation or two of your design. This will allow you to have a customized tribal tattoo that is unique and has more meaning to you.

Personally I use Chopper Tattoo's Tattoo gallery in order to find ideas for all types of tattoos, whether for myself, or for a friend.

Wings with Cross - Tribal Tattoo
Wings with Cross - Tribal Tattoo

What does a Tribal Tattoo Look Like?

Tribal Tattoos have many different styles and designs. I have collected some tribal tattoo designs as well as images of people who have good, and not so good tribal tattoos.

Geometric Variations - Tribal Tattoo
Geometric Variations - Tribal Tattoo
Abstract Vertical Belt - Tribal Tattoo
Abstract Vertical Belt - Tribal Tattoo
Mini Phoenix - Tribal Tattoo
Mini Phoenix - Tribal Tattoo
Fiery Phoenix - Tribal Tattoo
Fiery Phoenix - Tribal Tattoo
Horizontal Band - Tribal Tattoo
Horizontal Band - Tribal Tattoo
Abstract Goat Head - Tribal Tattoo
Abstract Goat Head - Tribal Tattoo
Vertical Mask - Tribal Tattoo
Vertical Mask - Tribal Tattoo
Spider - Tribal Tattoo
Spider - Tribal Tattoo
Inverted Angel Wings - Tribal Tattoo
Inverted Angel Wings - Tribal Tattoo
Bicep Cuff Shield - Tribal Tattoo
Bicep Cuff Shield - Tribal Tattoo
Negative Space Vertical Bicep Sleeve - Tribal Tattoo
Negative Space Vertical Bicep Sleeve - Tribal Tattoo
Butterfly / Butterflies & Vines - Tribal Tattoo for Women
Butterfly / Butterflies & Vines - Tribal Tattoo for Women
Tiger in Tribal Fire - Tribal Tattoo for Men or Women
Tiger in Tribal Fire - Tribal Tattoo for Men or Women
Tribal Shoulder Band - Tribal Tattoo
Tribal Shoulder Band - Tribal Tattoo
Centipede - Tribal Tattoo
Centipede - Tribal Tattoo
Three Headed Dragon Star With White Eyes - Tribal Tattoo
Three Headed Dragon Star With White Eyes - Tribal Tattoo

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lance dave rockwell 3 years ago

wow so nice i like tattoo.....

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