Tattoos have become a real craze of late. People from different walks of life choose different tattoos. Some people choose tattoos depicting a particular life situation. People get engaged, wedded, on their family way, lose their first love. Tattoos represent the mental condition and situation of a person; it could be either a happy and jovial mood or a sad one. Many amongst us want to have tattoos just for the fun of it. Many a times, people get their bodies tattooed with designs for sheer excitement.
Youngsters want to replicate their friends and peers and hence sometimes peer pressure is another reason for the interest in tattoos. Children party with their friends, go for a drink with their peer group and follow the same trend. Nowadays, tattoos are becoming a style statement. Tattoos are placed in vague spots like on the face, neck and sometimes even private parts. It sounds really strange, but it does take place. Some of the tattoo patterns and designs are really stunning and shocking, but youngsters do this just for the fun of it and they are not mere decorations. They reflect their emotions and sentiments.
In today’s times tribal tattoos are getting increasingly popular and are grabbing everyone’s attention. They have become a real rage amongst the youngsters, thanks to the beautiful patterns and designs. Many of these tribal tattoos depict nature. Animals, reptiles and bird patterns in abstract shapes in black ink look very attractive and instantly help us connect to the forgotten world. These tribal tattoos remind us of our roots and hence we feel a sense of connection.
The tribal folks of Africa and New Zealand came up with abstract designs of wild animals and the tattoos developed by the Africans are really eye catching. The tribal and the Maori tribes of New Zealand are experts in tattoos.
The tattoo culture was basically developed to differentiate families within their tribe. This tradition has inspired many modern tribal artists. The Maori tribes have depicted their culture brilliantly in two different patterns or designs. One pattern depicts a pigmented pattern wherein the untouched part of the skin forms a separate pattern. The Maori tattoos are very similar to fern fronds since they contain many spiral designs.
The natives of America also use these tribal tattoos so that they could be easily recognized from the other tribes. The soldiers made sure to have the battle tattoos all over their body for self protection purposes. The Samoa tribes as a part of their ritual ensured that the young men of their community had tattoos all over their body.
Many of the tribal art tattoos were simply ornate and decorative. The nineteen century soldiers brought back this tribal art into our cultured world without even bothering about the pain which they experienced during the tattooing process.
The latest tribal tattoos which are so much popular today are an enhanced version of the typical traditional tribal tattoos.
Some of the famous tribal art tattoos are barbed wire, chains of knots and flames. Stylish animal heads and also sunbursts look very attractive on the chest area or the shoulder. If you want a tattoo on your navel, then the typical spherical tribal tattoos look awesome.
There are special designs for the lower back and also many attractive designs which add style to the body contours. In fact, there are tribal tattoos for every part of the body.