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Native Indian Tattoo Designs-Indian Headdress Tattoos Designs Ideas

Updated on August 21, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Native Indian Tattoo Designs


Native Indian tattoo designs can include a variety of Native Indian symbols. One Native Indian tattoo you may wish to consider is the Indian headdress tattoo. The Indian headdress is a prized symbol to native Indians. Native Indian tattoos can be designed in several different ways, often including skulls, beads, headbands, feathers, and other associated symbols. You can really be creative with the Native Indian and American Indian tattoo designs. Native Indian designs are inked in many different shapes, symbols, colors, styles, and designs.









Traditional Indian tattoo designs are very symbolic to the Native Indians that wear such tattoos. To the natives, these traditional Native Indian tattoo designs represent deep symbolic value to the wearer. They can represent accomplishments, task, traditions, and their heritage. In the past, these Native Indian designs were only known within the tribe. Today, tattoo artist have put their own creative twist on Indian tattoos and as you can see, there's a variety of different styles and designs.









Native Indian headdresses are said to be a symbol of spirituality. Some people believe the Indian headdress is an extension of the soul. Each Native Indian headdress was a symbol of the wearer, what he represented, what he achieved, what he accomplished, or what he stood for. Due to this personal connection, no two Indian headdresses were the same. These native Indian headdresses were worn proudly and the same can be said about Native Indian headdress tattoo designs. Indian headdresses were commonly decorated with feathers, beads, stones, and animal fur.

Native Indian Headdress Tattoo Designs


Native Indian headdress tattoo designs can be inked in many different ways. Native Indian headdress tattoos can portray the Indian headdress alone or with other symbols and elements. Native Indian headdress designs may be designed with skulls, alone, or with actual Indians. The headdress can also be depicted with other native Indian symbols, such as the Indian feather, beads, stones, bears, wolves, buffalo, and dreamcatchers.








Native Indian headdress tattoos always contain a variety of different feathers. This is one of the most important features of the headdress. The detail and colors of the feathers will make or break your Indian headdress tattoo. White and red feathered headdresses are the most common, although other colors are used. Hawk feathers, eagle feathers, and peacock feathers may also be used. If you want your Native headdress to stand out, the detail and color of the feathers has to be done right. The headband, beads, and other elements are important also.








Skull native Indian headdress tattoo designs are one of the more popular variations of headdress tattoos. This type of design portrays a skull with a headdress. This type of headdress tattoo needs to be designed with great detail and great shading. Some headdress tattoo variations include male Indians and female Indians, as seen in the pictures within this article. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different Native Indian headdress tattoo design pictures. This will give you a chance to get familiar with headdress tattoos. Also, you can gain ideas and inspiration for your own native Indian tattoo design.

Indian Feathers

Native Indian Headdress Tattoo Meanings


Native Indian Headdress tattoo meanings can represent a variety of different meanings. Although Native Indian tattoos represent traits and attributes of the wearer, they can also symbolize other meanings. Remember though, in the end, your Indian headdress tattoo represents what you want it too. Below, you'll find the meanings of the Native Indian headdress tattoo meanings.




  • Soul
  • Leadership
  • Authority
  • Power
  • Achievement
  • Success
  • Honor
  • Pride


Before Your Indian Headdress Tattoo


Before you get your Indian Headdress tattoo, there's a few things you should consider. First, the Native Indian headdress tattoo designs in this article is only examples. Out of respect to all Native Indians, traditional Indian tattoos should be kept within the tribe. Now, if you're wanting to get a tattoo, always make sure that you take the time to research your design. Make sure you completely understand what your tattoo represents.


Make sure that you take the time to view dozens of Indian headdress tattoos. The more you view, the better. When you find the right design, you'll know it. If you don't feel right about it, wait it out. You don't need to rush to get inked, take your time. Remember, you want to make the correct choice the first time around. Cover ups and laser removal cost time and money.


Native Indian headdress tattoo designs are a fun design to work with. For tattoo artist and the wearer, the Indian headdress gives you plenty of options to consider. If you feel that the Native Indian headdress tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoos. Thanks for taking the time to view our article. Find everything that you needed? If not, leave us a comment. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or questions, be sure to tell us. We want to continue providing you with free tattoo information. As always, if you liked our article, please take the time to share it with your friends. Be sure to leave us a comment. If you have a tattoo question, be sure to ask! Thanks again for your visit and be sure to check out all our tattoo articles.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @Shyron, thanks for the great inspiration. I appreciate your votes and shares my dear, take care.

      @DDE, appreciate your time. Thanks for the kind words. Headdress tattoos are not mentioned a lot in the tattoo world, among native Indians more so. It's a great idea, when done in great detail, their amazing.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @Shyron, thanks for the great inspiration. I appreciate your votes and shares my dear, take care.

      @DDE, appreciate your time. Thanks for the kind words. Headdress tattoos are not mentioned a lot in the tattoo world, among native Indians more so. It's a great idea, when done in great detail, their amazing.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Native Indian Tattoo Designs-Indian Headdress Tattoos Designs Ideas you have a great selection of tattoos interesting useful and beautifully presented thanks for sharing your great interest

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Amazingly beautiful art work. Voted-up, amazing, Beautiful and interesting, shared and pinned to my Amazing Hub Pages board.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Teaches, that's a great tattoo choice. Thanks for your comment. Headdress tattoos and Native Indian tattoos in general make for some interesting designs. I don't even know Teaches, I have so many ideas left in the tank, so we'll see:) Thanks again.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love the princess tattoo. Another fascinating post on this topic. What will you think of next?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Btrbell, appreciate the comment and visit:)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      So intricate!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment Bill. Certainly, headdress tattoo designs require great detail and shading, if you want a stunning Indian headdress tattoo that is. You're absolutely right though, thanks again Bill!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very cool stuff! The attention to detail is amazing, as is your encyclopedic knowledge about it all. Well done my friend.

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