Thinking About Getting A Tribal Tattoo?
One of the most popular types of tattoos to be found today is the tribal tattoo, adorning individuals from college students to grandparents across the nation. People offer different reasons for getting the tribal tattoos and the tattoos themselves may be a unique combination of animals, symbols, or both. There are literally thousands of different designs to choose from if you are interested in a tribal tattoo and the final decision on which design to choose will be based on your personal preference.
Tribal tattoos are generally comprised of simple bold lines creating a recognizable image of an animal or a basic symbol often representing power, strength, or loyalty. The colors used in the tribal tattoo are most often basic black or deep blue, which are also the colors that many ancient tribes used to create the tattoos on their bodies. Many individuals believe that a tribal tattoo is not a real tribal tattoo unless it is created from one of these colors.
The images and symbols used for the tribal tattoos can vary from area to area. Some of the more popular images used for the tattoos are lions, tigers, dragons, and bulls and lines or bands of symbols are proving popular as well. Almost any type of symbol or image can be turned into a tribal tattoo as long as it can be reinvented using bold lines and a single color.
There are several areas where a tribal tattoo is normally placed on the body. For men, tribal tattoos typically adorn their arms or their chest with larger images and bands that surround their biceps. For women, the most popular places on the body to place a tribal tattoo seem to be the shoulder, the lower back, and on the ankle.
Tribal tattoos have existed for thousands of years in numerous cultures around the world. Tribes in Africa used to tattoo the bodies of their warriors with crocodile teeth and handmade ink with simple images and symbols in order to mark their place in the tribe and scare their enemies with the strength of their warriors. Different tribes had different symbols that were used for the tattoos and, during a battle, friends could be distinguished from enemies from the tattoos on their bodies.
Although tribal tattoos are no longer used for identification during a battle, they still represent strength and a warrior-like mentality in the people that they adorn. Different types of tribal tattoos may have different meaning depending on the culture that the original design was derived from. Many of the meanings associated with tribal tattoos are unknown and individuals that choose these types of designs often choose by which design they like the best, not by what the design actually means.
Most reputable tattoo shops will have a wide variety of different tribal tattoo designs for their customers to choose from. If you are interested in creating your own tribal tattoo design or are looking for something a little more unique, there are a number of different websites on the internet that will help you design the perfect tribal tattoo. Any tattoo shop should be able to replicate the design and provide you with the tribal tattoo that you desire.
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