We rounded up 27 of our favorite tribal tattoos from Instagram to give you some design inspiration.
Tribal tattoos have traditionally been used to demonstrate your social status among peers or a specific religious belief. Samoan, Polynesian and Maori cultures are some of the most popular tribes that are known for their tattoo traditions.
Today, both men and women can get tribal tattoos to show off their religious belief or unique personality.
Whether you are planning to get an arm, chest, back or leg tattoo, we have a few amazing examples for you in this gallery. Let’s get started…
Check out the front and back of this classic tribal half sleeve tattoo
What about a modern tribal tattoo on your shoulder?
Take a look at this intricate tribal design for your calf
Want a full sleeve? Check out this design
Like detailed tribal designs? You’ll love this leg tattoo
Show off your forearm with this intricate tribal design
Take your tribal tattoo to the next level with some shading
However, this forearm tribal tattoo looks good without shading
This solid tribal tattoo is intense. What do you think?
Combine a solid design with shading to get this awesome work of art
Showoff your heritage with a creative take on a tribal tattoo
This is a great example that your tribal tattoo can be unique and traditional at the same time
Ready to go full-sleeve? Check this design out
Everyone will know you mean business with a tattoo like this one
A little bit of symmetry goes a long way in this design
This guy is on his way to a full body tribal tattoo
A tribal mask is the center of this hardcore design
A great example of a geometric tribal tattoo design
Think you’re brave enough for a hand tattoo? Here’s some inspiration
Looks like he is only halfway finished with his tribal tattoo
Very clean example of a back and shoulder tattoo
Another back tattoo that looks like a tribal woodcarving
Finally, a complete chest tattoo
Every artist know how important white space is, this one is no different
This looks like it was inspired by the Myans
Another great example of a half sleeve tribal tattoo
Does your girl like tattoos as much as you do?
These were just a few our of favorite tribal tattoos. If you have a tattoo design you would like to share with us, please post it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/hcdmag