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Tribal Neck Tattoos

Neck tattoos have gained huge popularity in recent years. Among them, tribal designs have become very popular due to the vast variety available in them.
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2018
According to a research, nearly 1 in 4 persons sports tattoos these days, as the stigma once attached to it is no longer there. What better part of the body than the neck to show off your body art? Most of these are placed on the side of the neck or at the back, i.e., the nape. It is painful to get your neck inked, as the skin there is thinner and the needle naturally comes closer to the bone. In spite of this fact, tribal designs are more popular in comparison to other designs for getting inked on the neck.
Tribal body art has become popular as they speak for themselves. Their specialty is that even a simple and unformed line or curve looks good on its own. There are many designs which can be used to make tribal tattoos on the neck, and you can choose patterns from Maori, Hawaiian, Samoan, Polynesian, as well as various other native tribal art designs.

The size of Hawaiian designs sets them apart from the other tribal patterns, the most popular being flowers. Although flowers are perceived as feminine, Hawaiian flower tattoos are very popular among men as well. Hibiscus and orchids are the most widely inked flowers, and they can also be made with different colors.
Other popular designs include arrows, dolphins, sea turtle, lizards, etc. The complex patterns made with curved shapes and spirals is the distinguishing factor of Maori tribal body art. If you are an animal or bird lover, then the Haida tribal patterns are the right tattoo designs for you, as they mainly consist of animal and bird figures. They were often used to identify the lineage of the wearer.
Among other tribal designs, dragons are also very popular. They can be represented as flying, breathing fire, or both. After the dragon, thorn tattoos rank high on the popularity scale, and there are different ways in which you can get this design inked on your body. It signifies untouched beauty when combined with a rose, while on the other hand, there is religious significance attached to it if it is placed on the cross.
Among other popular designs are sharks and shark teeth, as they are considered sacred and powerful. They also symbolize protection and are meant to protect the wearer from enemies and threats. Shells have a special place among the tribal people as they were used for trading and, hence, denote prosperity. Turtles also make for great tribal body art, and they depict long life and fertility. Tiki designs are also very popular, as a tiki is said to be a mythical ancestor of humans. They are shown with their eyes closed due to a belief that they can smell a threat before they can actually see it.
When you decide to get yourself a tribal design inked on the neck, it is always better to research the various designs available. It will help you find patterns which identify with your personality. Once you have shortlisted a design, get a temporary tattoo made. If you like this body art, you can opt for the permanent one. Ink removal is a painful process, more so on the neck. At the same time, you should also check the credentials of the artist as tattoos on neck are very easily visible, more so in case of men.