Tribal tattoos are one of those styles that is fairly easy to recognize, but can be difficult to describe. They are an interesting breed of art that generally includes a lot of curves, bold lines, and sharp points all in the same design. What is wonderful about them is that while they are mostly worn by men, they can be designed to look good on anyone.
Emphasizing Body Parts
One of the best things that tribal tattoos are known for is their ability to emphasize the lines of the body. This is one reason why men like them on their shoulders and upper arms so much. It makes big guys look even bigger.
The only drawback to this is that it can backfire on the wearer if they don’t plan the tattoo properly. On the wrong part of the body, a design can warp the lines of muscles and everything can come out looking all wrong. So it is still very important to carefully consider the placement and design of the tattoo.
Incorporating Other Images
Another thing that people like so much about tribal tattoos is that they can incorporate so many things into their designs. The most common tribal designs are just the classic whirls and spikes, but many are being designed that have animals, hearts, and other images woven together into the lines of the tribal design.
A lot of the time these tribal tattoos seem to blur the lines between tribal and Celtic designs, but it doesn’t make them any less fantastic. Phoenixes and dragons are very popular images to create with tribal designs, as are crosses and suns. If there is a certain image that you love, there is a very good chance that it can be made into a tribal design.
Tribal tattoos are very popular because of their stark effect and wild impression, and will continue to be for a long time.