21 Jan 2012

Tribal Cross Tattoos

Tribal Cross Tattoos
Tribal Cross Tattoos

Here is a great tribal cross tattoo design. One of the main things to understand about tattoos with a tribal connection is that there is a desire to connect with the heritage of that group in some manner. The tattoo may be desired because there is a familiar connection that runs back into the genealogy of the individual. Another reason for the popularity of these types of cross tattoos may have something to do with making a statement. To a degree, all tattoos help to convey some sort of visual statement to the rest of the world.

In the case of tribal tattoos, the expression may have something to do with not only proclaiming something about the sensibilities of the individual wearing the tattoo, but also acting as a silent invitation for others to learn more. The tribal cross tattoo calls people to come over and comment on the design, thus making it serve as an ice breaker. This type of non-verbal advertising makes it possible for people with an interest to approach the individual, while those with no interest do not feel they have to make any type of response. As a means of spreading the message of the group, the tribal form of cross tattoo can be a very powerful tool.

20 Jul 2011

Tribal Cross Tattoos

Tribal Cross Tattoos
Tribal Cross Tattoos

This design is a excellent example of a tribal cross tattoo. I love the neon blue hue around the cross and if it was inked on the skin like that then it would make a really cool tattoo. But, I’m a real fan of these tattoos to begin with. I think because it’s a blending of styles and so it looks more unique. Tribal cross tattoos combine the cross tattoo with the imagery of tribal art. Tribal tattoos are a style of tat that uses heavy black lines and angled, sharp images in emulation of a traditional tribal tattoo.

This tribal ink was originally inspired by tats done by the Maori tribe, as well as other Polynesian tribes. Today, most of the tribal artwork we see is not authentic to any specific tribe, but is stylized. Including the Christian cross in this imagery serves to combine two popular tattoos and to give an updated look to this religious icon. Tribal cross tattoos can be seen on both men and women, anyone who wants to show off their Christian ideals by marking their body. Many men choose to have their cross tattoos placed on their upper arm or forearm, while women get their tattoos in many different places, such as the wrist or ankle. I would like to get my tribal cross tattoo inked on my chest. But, that’s just how I roll.