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Tribal Tattoo Designs

tattoo designTribal tattoos have taken off in the recent years due to their intricate and attractive design, offering many possibilities for the tattoo enthusiast. It is estimated that nearly one third of all tattoo art today is some form of tribal design. The term tribal art refers to any number of designs ranging from the traditional tribal designs of indigenous and aboriginal cultures to the latest in graphic design. This style is characterized by black lines and curving shapes which together form a stylized animal, nature motif, or merely a design which means something deeper to the native artist.

The first tribal tattoos were more than mere decorations; they portrayed a sign of spiritual belief, honor to a deity, or a designation of familial lineage. In some cultures, identical tattoos were applied on the fingers of a man and woman to serve as a wedding ring. They were applied in a very primitive, and quite painful, manner via sticks, combs, needles made of bone, or styluses and utilized inks made from natural dye sources.

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Full Back Angel Wing Tattoo Art Inspiration

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Angel wing tattoos are some of the most popular designs in wing tattoo art. The meaning of the angel wing tattoo really varies depending on the intention of the ink bearer, but the general theme is often infused with inspirational or spirtiual significance. The angel motif can be a symbol of guidance and protection.

The most popular spot for angel wing tattoos is between the shoulders, the location where wings would be if humans had them. Men usually want to have angel wings tattoos on the chest or arm, while women choose to have it placed on the shoulder or abdomen. But the most devoted of inking fanatics choose to have larger-than-life angel tattoo wings stretched across their entire backs to give off the image of a tattooed archangel’s backside. When in view, these tattoo wings often get the center of attention.
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