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35 Awesome Tribal Tattoo Designs

Dec 24, 2012

Celtic cross tattoo

Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures. From Polynesian islands, to tribal groups in Africa, Celtic, Japan, etc. a tattoo is always symbolic in ancient times. It serves as marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, pledges of love…

In Maori culture, persons with moko (Maori tattoo) represent they have higher social status; Celtic cross means faith, unity and eternity of God’s love while Celtic knot is symbolic of life’s journey, and represents a continuity of life with no beginning and no end, a journey to one’s spiritual center.

Most people like tribal tattoos because they look cool, both men and women. And their symbolic meanings may not be as the same as in ancient times. However, tribal tattoos help connect us to a mysterious and ancient past and cultures. And their designs are also embedded with modern pop elements.

Today, tribal tattoo has has evolved to a popular tattoo style which could be used in many of tattoo patterns. Tribal tattoos are often considered as typical tattoos for men although the style can also be applied in tattoos for women. In this post, I will showcase 35 awesome tribal tattoo designs. Let us know which one is your tattoo idea in the comment.

Polynesian tribal tattoo

Polynesian shoulder tattoo

Tribal skull tattoo

Tribal tattoos

Tribal japanese tattoos on ankle

Tribal phoenix back tattoo2

Tribal phoenix back tattoo

Tribal tattoo

Celtic love knot

Celtic cross tattoos

Celtic sleeve tattoo

Celtic tattoo for girls

CelticDragon Runes Skulltattoo

Celtic rose by ABTTattoo

Celtic rose tattoo

Cross with leaves

Dragon tattoo back tattoo

Polynesian tattoos girl

Elegant tribal tattoo design for girls

Full back tribal tattoo for men

Japanese geisha tattoo

Japanese tribal letter tattoo design

Japanese dragon

Maori back tattoo

Maori art

Maori back tribal tattoo

Maori tattoo colour back

Maori tattoo polynsien

Maori moko tattoo

Tribal chest sleeve tattoo

Tribal Angel tattoo

Maori tattoo

Tribal lion tattoo

Tribal dragon tattoo for women

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  • So everything that is not American traditional or photo realism is now considered tribal?

  • The 9th one down I started on the peck part but i want to see different angles of the tattoo so can someone send me pics or tell me what website to go to. Thnks

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