In recent years Tribal Tattoos have enjoyed a revival. We specialize in Historical and modern Tribal Tattoos of all styles. Since the dawn of humanity, Tattoos have been made onto both sexes to decorate, enhance, and modify the skin we inherit at birth. Some Tattoos are self-motivated expressions of personal freedom and uniqueness.
Modern tribal tattoos are based off of ancient tribal designs, such as Borneo, Aztecs, Indian, Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, and Polynesian. These tribes use their tribal art to depict rites of passage, social status, family identification, and for medicinal purposes. Each tribe has their own way and special design that they focus on. Tribal tattoos are symbols of power, and are beautiful in their design elements.
6 Types of Tribal Tattoos
- Celtic Tattoo Art An interesting design for tribal tattoo is credited to the Celtic tattoo art. Loops with no end, symbolizing a never ending cycle of death and rebirth, is the most common design of Celtic tattoo art. Animal tattoo designs were also prevalent among the Celtic tribes.
- Maoris Tribal Art As far as the Maoris are concerned, you will find people sporting ‘Moko’ designs. Originally, it was their own way to show their prestige and the transition of one social status to one another. Moko designs are wonderful tattoos to behold.
- North American Tribal Art you can find different traditions for tribal tattooing in North American tribes. The tribal tattoos denoted rank within the tribe. It was a common to find weapons of war being tattooed upon men. Their women counterparts used to receive tattoos of tools used for labor.
- Samoa Tribal Art The tattoos in the Samoa tribe were carved into the flesh by using a tool made of a carved boar tusk, sharpened with a piece of coral, secured to a turtle shell and then attached to a stick. The wound thus created was healed by rubbing a mixture of candle nut soot and sugar water into the flesh.
- African Tribal Tattoo Art The tribal tattoo art prevalent in Africa was a bit different from others. Instead of using a pigment for tattooing, the tribes used to cut the skin. The wound thus formed was healed by rubbing with ash or sand, until the wound rises up. The scar thus created was their tattoo.
- Borneo Tribal Art The concept of tattooing in the Borneo tribes was different. According to them, tattooing an object or creature on their body helped them to draw energy from these spirits, since they believed that spirits are in everything surrounding them.