Tribal Tattoos For Men

Tattoos have become more and more commonplace in mainstream society, and they’ve also gained acceptance in ways that would previously have been thought impossible. One of the styles that has grown more popular over the years are tribal tattoos for men. These designs, adapted from the traditional tattoos used by tribal peoples throughout history and all over the world, have soared in popularity and appear to be here to stay.

Where Do Tribal Tattoos For Men Come From?

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What Do These Tattoos Mean?

What a tribal tattoo means varies depending on which culture a person is drawing on, and how heavily modernized or modified the design is. For instance, the typical tribal thorn pattern is basic, but has been commercialized to the point where its meaning has been relatively lost. Traditional depictions of authentic tattoos though, such as a diamond pattern used in Hawaii to represent tribal shark teeth, are still used to represent protection. Other, more intricate tattoos have still kept a lot of their meaning even if the artists are now applying them with modern tattoo needle guns rather than with ink and sharpened sticks that were used in the past.

Who Has Modern Tribal Tattoos?

There are a lot of men who have decided to sport tribal ink. Celebrities with tribal tattoos include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who can trace his lineage back through a Hawaiian tribe for several generations. Jason Momoa, the actor who played Khal Drogo in the series “Game of Thrones” also has a tribal tattoo which he got done along with family in Hawaii.

It isn’t required that someone be a member of a given tribe in order to get a tribal tattoo. With that said though, there are many people who are wary about inking designs from a culture and tradition they are not part of onto their skin. Individuals who are considering a tribal tattoo should think that aspect through carefully. If one isn’t a member of the tribe, should they get a tribal tattoo?

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