70 Native American Tattoo Designs

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What is Native American tattoo about

Nowadays more and more people have tattoos with various motifs. Native American tattoos are among the tattoos to draw my attention. Native American tattoos are taken by people who honor native Indian heritage or admire nativetheir culture. Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people. They used variety of symbols to convey messages of their history, honor, spirit, and ideas. Many of the symbols came from natural phenomenon or objects they observed and experienced on daily basis, such as animals, feather, dreamcatcher, wind or Sun or moon, etc. These symbols give plenty of tattoo ideas for specific populations.So who is the best suitable to get such tattoos?

Why do people get Native American tattoos

Many American Indian tribes do have tattooing tradition which is similar to Polynesian peoples. Different tribes performed different practices. Ancient tribal tattooing were performed as part of religious rite, or in connection with wars. Animal bones or fish teeth were used as the tool of tattooing. It’s a painful process to get tattooed at that time. So it may not be applicable for modern people who would like to express themselves by a creative tattoo design.

If you look at native American tattoo designs, you can feel a strong cultural impact from the tattoo. For indigenous people or those of Indian origin, it’s a form of tribal identification to get such tattoos on their bodies. It’s very important for them as it helps to inherit their legacy.

For people who are not Indian origin and have respect for their culture, there are many adapted designs available from artists. Most of them are based on symbols or traditional dressing of Native Indians. The symbols in Native American tribes may differ from one tribe to another. Be sure to understand the meaning behind before getting the tattoo. In this post, we will showcase 70 native American tattoo designs and try to explore the meanings of the tattoos.

Native American Tattoo - realistic Indian girl wearing a wolf headdress

Native American Tattoo – realistic Indian girl wearing a wolf headdress

American Indians love animals not just for food but the inherited spirit bonded with the animal. The wolf, with its instinct intelligence, was considered as a symbol of direction and leadership by Indians. The wolf headdress is the representation of protection for the wearer, giving the guidance in dreams and adventure of life. The realistic sleeve tattoo is not rendered in any traditional style but modern style, suitable for both man and woman.

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Dreamcatcher thigh tattoo for women

Sleeve tattoo

Dreamcatcher is one of fascinating symbols of Native American Indians. Native Americans believe dreams could be or bad. A dreamcatcher, with a hoop containing a web or net, decorated with feathers and beads, will protect the sleeping individual from bad dreams, while letting good dreams through. The dreamcatcher has been used in many of artworks, incl. tattoos. This tattoo is inked in retro style and dreamcatcher has become a good tattoo idea for women.

A girl with native Indian headdress

A girl with a headdress, a native American inspired sleeve tattoo in Gothic style.

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A thigh tattoo with a skull portrait. The feather made headdress reminds you of native American Indians.

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Native American Indian Chief Portrait Tattoo

Feathered headdress, also called war bonnet, is an awarded honor for men who earned a place of great respect in their tribe.

Native American woman upper arm tattoo

Amazing Native American Tattoo

Amazing Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Bison tattoo on shoulder

Bison tattoo on shoulder

Colored Amazing Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Illustration Style Native American Tattoo

Illustration Style Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Illustration Style Native American Tattoo

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Native American and Wolf Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Back Tattoo

Native American Colf Tattoo for Man

Native American Forearm Tattoo

Native American Leg Tattoo

Native American Skull Tattoo

Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Native American Tattoo for Women

Native American Tattoo Sleeve for Man

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Native American Thigh Tattoo

Tribal Girl

Realistic Native American Full Sleeve Tattoo

Makeup in Native American style

3D Native American Tattoo

Stunning Realistic Native American Full Back Tattoo

Amazing 3D Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Tribal Man

Amazing 3D Native American Sleeve Tattoo

Amazing 3D Native American Tattoo

Amazing colored Native American Tattoo

Amazing Native American Sleeve Tattoo for Man

Amazing Native American Tattoo

Wolf headdress tattoo girl

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Native American heritage piece by Kyle Walker at Guru Tattoo in San Diego

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Native American inspired tattoo by Jay Freestyle

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Native American inspired eagle tattoo – one of the most powerful bird considered by native Indians. The coloful back tattoo with tiger represents strength, power and protection for the wearer.

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Native American sleeve tattoo

Native American thigh tattoo

Bison tattoo on shoulder

Bison tattoo on shoulder

4 Comments

  1. Is it possible to get the complete design of the Native American Tattoo – realistic Indian girl wearing a wolf headdress? I am interested in getting this tattoo when I return from Afghanistan. Thank you in advance for the assistance.

  2. Love the work from artists. Can i meet this artist for a cover up , with native american female indian. ???

    Thank you

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