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Tribal Sun Tattoos And Tribal Sun Tattoo Meanings-Tribal Sun Tattoo Ideas

Updated on October 24, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Tribal Sun Tattoo Designs

Tribal sun tattoo designs can be designed in many ways. Tribal art sun designs come in several different styles and variations. When we look at popular tattoo symbols that hold history and deep symbolic meaning, the tribal sun tattoo ranks at the top. Nearly all ancient cultures and civilizations had an association to the sun in some manner. Early tribal tattoos show the importance of the sun. Even in early ancient times, people knew how important the sun was to them. The sun gives us life and it is a part of every living thing in the world. One popular way that sun tattoos are designed is in tribal art. Tribal sun tattoos are very popular among both men and women. In this article, we will view tribal sun tattoo designs, styles, and variations. We will also discuss tribal sun tattoo meanings and hopefully you can gain some knowledge and ideas for your next design.

Tribal sun tattoo designs may portray the tribal sun alone or with other symbols and elements. The sun was a very important symbols to all cultures. There's a variety of different ancient cultures throughout the ancient world that thought very highly of the sun. These ancient cultures felt that the sun was sacred. A large portion of these ancient civilizations even worshipped the sun. When we look at these ancient cultures, we find that no other culture represented the sun as much as the Egyptians. In ancient Egypt, the Egyptians worshipped the Sun god "Ra". The sun was a sacred symbol for the Egyptians. You can find the sun on Egyptian weapons, pottery, clothing, armor, and ancient structures. The Egyptians were not the only ancient civilization that thought highly of the sun. The Native Americans believed that the sun had the ability to heal. In Christianity, the sun symbolizes life, power, strength, force, and rebirth. It is also said to symbolize Christ and all his attributes. In fact, Christian tattoo designs often portrays the sun, sun rays, or light. The Romans and Greeks also used the sun as a sacred symbol and worshipped the sun.

The tribal sun is still one of the most popular tribal style symbols. When compared to other popular tattoo symbols, the tribal sun tattoo still ranks as a highly sought tattoo. The tribal sun tattoo can come in a variety of different designs. As you can see in the pictures on the right, the popular tribal sun tattoo designs can be inked and used in different ways. The picture on the right shows you the most common tribal sun tattoo designs. It is done in the traditional black ink with a circular center. With this design, the inner circle can be designed in different sizes and the art on the sun rays can change. Although tribal tattoo designs are commonly done in solid black ink, colors can be added to your tribal sun tattoo. A great example of this is the fourth picture in this article. As you can see, there are a variety of different colors used in this tribal sun tattoo design. This tribal sun tattoo is at dusk or dawn. This example shows you how colorful you can make your tribal sun tattoo design.

Tribal sun tattoo meanings can symbolize many different meanings. When we look at tribal sun tattoos and sun tattoos in general, the most popular meaning is that it represents "truth" and "light". The sun has the ability to light up the darkest of places. In total darkness, the sun is able to shine light so one is able to clearly see. Both of these can reference the truth and light meaning. It can reference someone that has shined light into your life or someone that you shined light upon. Maybe, there has been someone that changed your life for the better or gave you a new beginning. The tribal sun tattoo can symbolize all of this.


Tribal Sun Tattoo Meanings

There are a variety of different symbolic meanings when it comes to the tribal sun tattoo. The meaning behind these tribal sun tattoos usually depends on the tattoo design. Since the tribal sun tattoo can represent both men and women, there can be meanings that are appropriate for both sexes. Below, you can find the meanings behind the tribal sun tattoo.

  • Fertility
  • Power
  • Truth
  • Leadership
  • Authority
  • Force
  • Light
  • Energy
  • Vigor
  • Creation
  • Life
  • Rebirth
  • Immortality
  • Knowledge
  • Harvest
  • Strength

The tribal sun tattoo remains to be a popular tattoo choice and there is a lot you can do with them, even though they are only done in tribal art. You can add tribal art in or around your tribal sun tattoo. You can add symbols that are associated to the sun, such as dragons and the Phoenix. This is why you should take the time to do your own research and view as many tribal sun tattoo designs as you can. This will give you a better idea of what is available, what you like, and what you don't.

Tribal sun tattoos have a really great appearance to them and they really stand out as a tattoo. Many people choose the tribal sun tattoo because they like the creative designs while others may choose the tribal sun tattoo for symbolic purposes. The tribal sun tattoo is a link to our past, present, and future. Without the sun, life is not possible. It gives us a connection that shows us where we have came from and shows us a new appreciation for the power of the sun. The tribal sun tattoo is a symbol that can be worn with pride and an appreciation of our ancient ancestors.

There are some very important things you need to think about before you go out and get your tribal sun tattoo. As you read earlier, take the time to research tribal sun tattoos and view as many designs as you can. This will give you an idea of what is available. Don't rush into the tattoo process. Those who get tattoos on an impulse usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. It is very important to fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. If you follow these tips, you will be much happier with your tattoo. If you feel that the tribal sun tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      *Alocsin, thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment. Great choices. I like the one on top also, as you say, the more traditional design.

      *Hyphenbird, thanks for dropping by and commenting. You're absolutely right. The sun is associated to more cultures then any other symbol.

      *Faith Reaper, appreciate all your comments and time my friend. Great question and I would be happy to answer. I have my children and wife tattooed with a wolf, which is symbolic for family. I also have a Celtic cross, which is my heritage. I was able to cover up my previous tattoos.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Hi thelyricwriter, I just wanted to comment on your latest hub, but there was no place to submit a comment. It may be my computer, as it has been acting up lately. So, I just wanted to say it was another awesome hub. I believe you are the world's expert in tattos! Do you personally have any tattoos, if so, what are they, if you don't mind sharing? In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is a great Hub. I love the sun and having spent much time at Native American gatherings, I understand how the sun has affected cultures for generations. Since we could not exist without it, we are fascinated by Old Sol. You did a wonderful job presenting these tattoos.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like the simpler versions of these, like the top two, the best. The colorful ones are pretty though. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia




      Faith Reaper

      Thank you all for your support, kind words, comments, time, and votes. I hope you all enjoyed. See all of you around.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Very intresting and amazing images/artwork. A couple of the sun ones, look as though they are really burning into the skin. Ouch!!! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and interesting. Very artistic.

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      Deb Hirt 

      7 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautiful and interesting. I'm enjoying the history!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Tha artistic design is beautiful, interesting..Enjoyed reading the history...


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