Tattoos have gained in popularity in the last few decades. They are a personal statement of body art, reflecting personal feeling, interest or life treasures. Even though they have been around for many centuries, tribal tattoos are springing up among youth and older citizens everywhere. If you are interested in getting a tattoo, be sure to pick the right one, because you are going to live with it for a long time.
A tribal tattoo is an abstract design in different geometric designs with the addition of a picture or words. You can use just the abstract design too. Everyone is different and will choose what they feel is a message for them or a message they want to display to the world. Tribal tattoos were used in the past to show social status or to mark a person so everyone knew about them. But in the world of today, they are truly a work of great body art.
Placement of the tribal tattoo is very important. You need to decide if you want it to be seen by everyone in general or if it is going to be a more personal statement. Women like to have tattoos on the lower back so it is noticed in a short shirt or can be viewed in a swim suit. The location of this tattoo is sometimes known as a tramp stamp, but is a choice area to display your personal taste and style. For men and many women, the tribal arm band is placed around the upper portion of the arm in a complete circle around the whole arm. It gives the appearance of wearing a Native American arm band and is preferred by early American dissidence.
Native American tribal tattoo designs are available in the style of a dream catcher with a traditional wolf or American eagle in the center. For the American Indian, tattoos are used by youths to show tribe affiliation, links to their past or to depict their spirit animals of choice. Feathers, arrow heads, pictures and symbols of nature are a way to connecting and sending messages of devotion to their lifestyle.
Placement can be done on the ankles or around write. Other places are the shoulders, stomach, neck and face and even private areas of the body. Just remember the more sensitive the area, the more pain that will be involved in getting your tattoo. Black outline tattoos have been a tradition for a long time, but color is available and being used more and more often. Tribal suns done in black, orange and yellow are bright in color and beautiful. The colors will not fade for years and you can have them touched up every few years or each decade.
If you are not sure what type of tattoo you would like, check magazines or online for free tribal tattoo designs. Once you make a choice you can discuss it with your tattoo artist for adjustments, color and design to fit your own style. Most tattoo artist are very good at what they do and can even create a personal design just for you.