A tattoo is considered as a symbol of courageousness and patience, as it does take a lot of mental strength to bear and endure the pain of the procedure. But, there are many who get a tattoo done because they want it to mean something. Every design conveys some meaning, even if it is a small flower.
Tribal tattoos have always been popular for the intricate and abstract patterns. Almost every design is extensive, that is why locations like the arm, upper and lower back, etc., should be chosen for these elaborate designs. Other important features of tribal tattoos are the unique black ink used to design them and the strokes that are broad but symmetrical.
You can choose any animal or its representation and ask the tattoo artist to convert it into a tribal tattoo. Some of the more popular ones are tigers, lions, leopards, turtles, etc. Even fictitious animals like dragons are very popular. Most of these animals stand for strength and bravery. The dragon also symbolize wisdom, power, and ferociousness along with bravery and strength. Though you can add different colors to these tattoos, it is better to get them done in the typical black ink, as it retains and brings out the tribal features in them.
Tribal cross tattoos were popularized during the ancient times and are still a rage. As the name suggests, these tattoos symbolize faith in religion. People who share a tribal origin, or those who are even slightly inclined to it, also get a tribal cross tattoo. There are many variations like the winged cross, the Celtic tribal cross, or the classic tribal cross with only sharp edges and a perfect symmetrical shape. If you are looking for a feminine tribal cross tattoo, then you can simply add motifs of flowers and vines around it. A tribal cross can be made into a memorial tattoo by adding the name of the deceased.
Armband tattoos are for those who aren't very keen on getting inked with elaborate designs. Hawaiian and Celtic armband tattoos are some designs you can opt for. You can also opt for a barbed wire with a tribal pattern around it. Or, you may just use your creativity and come up with something unique!
Once you get it done, do take proper care and precautions, as they are extensive and, therefore, more prone to infection.