Next we are going to leave you an image with a few models of tribal tattoos so you can choose the one that you like the most or that catches your attention, as you will be able to notice they are quite simple designs so you can be encouraged to make one own.

Remember that one of its characteristics are the thick lines and that they usually end in a tip, you can also notice how the thorns are usually a fairly recurrent design in the realization of tribal tattoos.

The best designs with tribal tattoos

foto de tatuaje con tribales

Certainly body art is a practice that has been in humanity for a long time. From the oldest tribes it is recorded that they practiced the custom of engraving symbols and figures with ink on the body.

But this time we want to talk to you about a particular design, one that is quite used nowadays and that has a tribal name, the truth is that many should already know about it. Since this word is commonly used to refer to designs and figures that can be both tattoos and prints for shirts, vinyl for cars, among many other ornaments and decorations.

Knowing that tattoos are nothing new, much less something relatively modern, but rather a practice that easily takes several thousand years. This we can easily verify thanks to a mummy that has more than five thousand years old, and one of them had a tattoo, this being considered the oldest tattoo in the world.

In this first instance of the tribal tattoos we can see as a common constant the use of long and pronounced lines, quite thick in reality, which commonly tend to end in a point.

There may be many who are imagining exactly what we are referring to. Why precisely this style had a great boom about thirty years ago in which it became very fashionable. Especially tattooing in areas such as the shoulder, arm, chest and back. There were many celebrities of the time who wore this type of tribal that give an air to tough guy.

What are tribal tattoos?

tatuaje de tribales

Maybe right now are not the designs and figures most sought after by those fans of tattoos. Since the techniques and the quality of tattoos have advanced considerably in recent years. But no doubt there is always someone who ends up feeling completely identified by these figures. There are always nostalgic people who want to wear an old scholl tattoo, very vintage.

It was precisely these tattoos, with great tribal designs, some of the first to exist. This belonging to the customs of traditions of primitive tribes and clans of antiquity, that’s where their characteristic name comes from.

The tribes that are concerned with the greater use of this type of tribal designs or body markings within the members of their tribe are the Polynesians, the Maori, as well as the Samoans.

It should be noted that despite being represented in these civilizations where we managed to identify with much easier designs and tribal figures that we know today. It is well known that much older peoples and civilizations already had their own tattoo practices. With designs that were not far from what we were talking about on this occasion, one of these peoples without a doubt were the Vikings.

The tribal tattoos in antiquity were commonly used as symbols to represent the bravery or courage of a warrior, they were also used to invoke in one way or another the protection of some deities in which the tribes believed.

That is why the realization of tattoos often brought with it the performance of a religious ritual that is quite delicate and important, having a character quite similar to that of a formal ceremony.

In addition to this they could also be used as a symbol to mark the change from the young stage or from childhood towards a more adult one. Men who were brave on the battlefield or showed skill in hunting were also practiced as a distinctive symbol of social status.

It is because of the latter that they have the erroneously preconceived idea that it was only men who had tattoos. And the truth is that this did not necessarily have to be so, since in different regions and cultures many of the women and female members of the tribes could count on their respective tattoos.

We can easily see this type of case in some of the tribes of Oceania, especially in Maori tattooos, since for them they served as a symbol that denoted social status, power or prestige of the person who carried it on their skin.


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