Tribal tattoos are the new “it” right now. Celebrities are flocking to tattoo parlors, or more realistically having tattoo artists flock to them to have any number of symbolic pictures drawn on their skin. Let’s face it; tattoos get attention. Whether you’re a celebrity or a regular Joe Shmoe, get a tattoo, especially a tribal design, and you’ll be the talk of the party.
Only created in black and white, either filled in or outlined, tribal tattoos do not contain color. Think you haven’t seen them? Think again. Ever saw someone with a Celtic band tattoo around his arm? That’s a tribal tattoo, and a popular one at that. Typically the band will go around the entire arm and have a person’s initials in one of the weavings.
There are hundreds of tribal tattoo designs available today—many wildly popular. You can get everything from symbolic butterflies, flames, or wolves. Or try a dragon or reptile. If you’re feeling a little daring, a little more extreme, you can try one of the popular tribal designs featuring black knives sticking out, every which way. Though it’s true that some people get tribal tattoos for the symbolism, many people in mainstream culture are simply choosing them for aesthetic reasons.
Typically placed on the arm or back, tribal tattoo designs pop. Imagine seeing someone walking down the street in a tank top with a wolf smack dab in the center of her back. Chests, ankles, and calves are also used for tribal tattoo designs.
Considering getting a tribal tattoo? You won’t have trouble locating an artist who specializes in them. There are so many to choose from, your biggest problem will likely be narrowing it down to one. Whatever you choose, you’ll be joining the ranks of the many who now choose tribal tattoo designs over the modern offerings of yesterday.