Tribal tattoos have become very popular all over the world. This is no surprise because tribal tattoos feature stunning patterns. When choosing a tribal tattoo, you can look at different cultures and be inspired by their designs to create an amazing piece of body art. It is important to respect where the pattern came from. So, try to choose one that has meaning to you, maybe you have a connection with the place or people where it originated from or maybe you resonate with what the tattoo means. To give you some tattoo inspiration, we have found 23 gorgeous tribal tattoo designs. There is a tattoo for everyone, whether you want a large piece of body art or something subtler. Take a look, you will love them all!
1. Bold Shoulder Tribal Tattoo
The first tattoo that we have to show you is a bold shoulder piece. A beautiful tribal design has been tattooed on the shoulder and it features striking patterns. This is a tattoo that will wow and the shape of the design is perfect for the shoulder area. A tattoo like this is a great for those who want a large piece of body art.
2. Full Leg Tattoo with Tribal Patterns
This tattoo idea is one of our favorites because it is stunning, unique and it really makes a statement. Here we have two Polynesian tribal tattoos. One covers the whole leg and the other is on the thigh and around the knee cap. We really love the full leg tattoo because it is such an amazing work of art. A tattoo like that is for those who are very committed to body art. You can recreate this or maybe even have a smaller version. Maybe just on the calf or thigh. The other beautiful tattoo can be recreated too.
3. Hand and Finger Tattoo Design
The hands are one of the most popular places to be tattooed and next we have a gorgeous design to show you. For this tattoo, a tribal pattern has been placed on the thumb, index finger and wrist. The design features beautiful Polynesian style patterns. This tattoo suits that area of the hand perfectly. You can try a similar tattoo to this or try a different pattern in the same area.
4. Geometric Tribal Tattoo
Next, we have a beautiful back tattoo to show you. This one has a geometric look because the tribal pattern has been placed inside a diamond shape. We love this because it creates such a unique piece of body art. Above and below the diamond, there are also smaller patterns. It is a stunning tattoo and you can recreate this or try using different patterns in the diamond. You could have a similar design placed elsewhere on the body such as the arm or leg.
5. Ornate Ankle Tattoo Idea
There are so many different tribal patterns, this next idea has been inspired by Samoan tattoos. The design is placed around the ankle and features a similar geometric pattern. It is a very bold piece and it extends onto the foot. A tattoo like this will look amazing on anyone. You can recreate this or you could try a smaller version around the ankle.
6. Pretty Arm Tattoo
If you are looking for a more delicate tattoo, then this could be perfect for you. Here we have a stunning arm tattoo that features softer lines and beautiful patterns. There is a mix of designs including flowers and repeat patterns. You can have a band like this around your arm like the image or maybe try it around your leg or ankle. Different patterns can be added as well, so you can really make a tattoo like this unique.
7. Arm Tattoo with a Patterned Swirl and Flowers
Tribal tattoos for ladies often feature beautiful tropical flowers. This next tattoo has a gorgeous spiral pattern with a pretty flower. The spiral starts on the shoulder and it extends onto the arm. All of the spiral has tribal patterns. This is a stunning and bold design. Try a similar piece of body art or add some color to the flower.
8. Statement Making Tribal Collar Bones and Chest Tattoo
This next tattoo is an amazing piece of body art! The tattoo design starts on one shoulder and extends across the collar bones, across the chest and ends on the other shoulder. It is a stunning design that decorates the body beautifully. This tattoo almost looks like a ornate piece of jewelry or armor. The design is based on Indian and Croatian tribal patterns.
9. Stunning Foot and Ankle Tattoo Idea
Next, we have another Polynesian inspired tattoo. This one features beautiful patterns that start on the foot and end just above the ankle. It is a gorgeous design and it is perfect for those who want a unique piece of body art. The design suits that part of the body perfectly and it has a Yin and Yang vibe too. We love this and think it will look amazing on anyone.
10. Intricate Neck Tattoo Design
Neck tattoos are another popular piece of body art and this next one is just wow! The design begins just below the hair and extends onto the back. It features so many amazing and intricate patterns. This is a stunning work of art and it is great for the ladies who want a statement making tattoo. You can recreate this neck tattoo or try using different tribal patterns. If it is too big for your taste, then you could also make the pattern smaller and only tattoo the area on the back of the neck.