Drawing tattoos on your body is not a modern art although the means of drawing it in the present time is very modern because of the involvement of electronic machines and modern inks. Many tribes all around the world have been practicing this tattoo art for thousands of years. Lately, because of the tremendous progress of communication technology all over the world, the tribal art came to focus and have become the newest trend among the tattoo enthusiasts.
Early meanings of tribal tattoo
In the past, different tribes used tattoos to signify different meanings and it varied from one tribe to another. Some tribes used to draw tattoos on their body to represent their religious beliefs while some used it to represent their rank or status in their clan. It was also used to symbolize different talisman, charms, strength, achievements and was even used to keep away the evil spirits. Many tribal warriors used to wear tattoos as a mark of their bravery in the wars they fought and defeated their rivals. Some of the common tribal tattoo designs are derived from the arts of popular tribes like Maori, Native American tribes, Samoa, Mayan, Aztec, Egyptian, Hawaiian, Eskimo, Celtic and many more.
Appearance of tribal tattoos
Tribal tattoo designs are usually very striking and prominent in their appearance. They send a message of beauty and strength at the same time. Since most of the tribal tattoo designs are drawn mainly with black ink, so this form of art becomes quite eye-catching on your body. This art looks very symmetrical and it mainly features strong angles, bold strokes or gentle curves presented by strikingly sharp or thick lines. Some tribal tattoos can be seen simply as a series of some lines or strokes forming a particular shape or a visible symbol. In some cases, the look of tribal art can vary from person to person as it has a peculiar effect on each person’s visual perspective. Moreover, some tribal tattoo designs are so extensive that they may even take weeks to complete.
Common areas to display your tribal tattoos
The shoulder and the biceps are the most common areas for displaying your love for tribal tattoo designs as strong muscles develop prominently in these two areas. However, many people also prefer to get tribal art tattoos on their back, calf and chest to symbolize different meanings depending on their opinions and also to pay tribute to this ancient art form which is mainly derived from the tribal cultures of the world.