The world of tattoos derives a lot from the art of different tribal communities. The sheer raw power of the lines and the mysterious symbolism make tribal tattoos unique. Every line has a graceful flow, enabling a design to tell a story. The bold lines and curves making up the designs, are ideal for men who want stunning tattoos on different parts of the body like the forearm, upper back or shoulder.
The placement of the tribal tattoo defines the design that is inked. Tribal Tattoos For Men that start at the shoulder, move downward along the arm, or go sideways towards the chest. Many tribal tattoos flow from the shoulder in a curve towards the nipple. Tattoo artists skillfully incorporate the male nipple in the design, by looping flowing lines around this sensitive area of the anatomy. Muscular upper arms are also a suitable place to get inked with tribal designs. The interlocking patterns showing lions, masked faces, arrowheads and other motifs, are proudly displayed for the world. This is especially true for bikers, who enjoy showing off arm tattoos when they are on their power machine. Here is a look at tribal art in tattoo designs for men.
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A Tribal Pattern
A bold red sign of Aries overlaps a striking black motif. The red and black combination is primal and arresting.
A Tribal Pattern Script Tribal
This stylized representation of the letters G and D, draws on tribal patterns for inspiration.
Script Tribal Sign Of A Design
A red sign of Aries is locked in by blue bands, against the background of a fiery black star.
Sign Of A Design Ornamental Design
Thick black spirals interlock with finer patterns, in this meticulously designed upper arm tattoo.
Ornamental Design Freedom Tribal Design
Freedom patterns dance in tandem with a wavy barbed wire, in this forearm band tattoo design.
Freedom Tribal Design Deep Designs
The broad curves are filled in with solid black pigment, creating a dense tattoo design.
Deep Designs Formally Tribal
This pattern on the shoulder plays with black ink in different transparencies, to create a magical feeling of lightness.
Formally Tribal Tribal Flower Design
Long waves in shaded designs nestle a growing red rose. A tattoo celebrating the passion of love.
Tribal Flower Design Tribal Island
Bold spirals sit side by side with geometrical motifs in this gorgeous forearm tattoo.
Tribal Island Primal Ink Pattern
A lion looks out with a tribal black pattern as his base, in this magnificent upper arm tattoo.
Primal Ink Pattern Signal Tribal
This American style patriotic tattoo makes powerful use of the flowing patterns of tribal art.
Signal Tribal Ink Design For Men
Bold black lines drawn in a curve, trace the form of an elegant chest tattoo.
Ink Design For Men Royale Tattoo
Featuring a mix of bold and shaded lines, this stylized tattoo shows a roaring lion with a flowing mane.
Royale Tattoo Shoulder Tattoo Art
Starting with interlocking flowy lines along one side of the back, this design gets more intricate and complex as it rounds the shoulder.
Shoulder Tattoo Art Tiny Tribal Tattoo
Sharp bold lines interlock to create a harmonious design, in this small tribal tattoo.
Tiny Tribal Tattoo Large Tribal Design
Bold black spirals are surrounded by curvy lines in this upper back tattoo. It ends with a decorative border on the topmost part of the arms.
Large Tribal Design My Tribal Own
Gracefully flowing tribal designs are finished off with a three-dimensional look in this artistic tattoo.
My Tribal Own Lethal Design
Bold outlined lines form a V, locking in a neat asymmetrically paired tribal motif.
Lethal Design Tribal Forearm
The small curvy shapes in this tribal tattoo, are filled in with intricate patterns.
Tribal Forearm Myth Tribal
The curvy shape is made with sharp edges, and filled in with artistic shades to create a three-dimensional look.
Myth Tribal Tribal Proudly Tribal Tattoo
The tail of the design wraps around the nipple, and blossoms upward to become an elegant tribal tattoo touching the shoulder.
Tribal Proudly Tribal Tattoo Monster Tattoo
The black lines surge with liquid fire, as they spread upward from the spine along the upper back. The lines create the face of a beast.
Monster Tattoo Identity Tattoo
This small shaded figure 8 tattoo uses a mixture of strong angular lines and sharp curves.
Identity Tattoo Boldly Tribal
Smooth flowy lines, triangles, arrowheads and circles, come together in this stunning red and black tattoo.
Boldly Tribal Cosmic Tattoo
Initials are inked within the five point star, and surrounded with sharp angular wave patterns.
Cosmic Tattoo Decorative Tattoo
Three-dimensionally styled open loops interlock in this design that flow from the shoulder to the center of the powerful chest.
Decorative Tattoo Intricate Tattoo
Bold curvy lines are inked close together, with sharp thorn like protrusions adding an edge.
Intricate Tattoo Tribal Ink Pattern On Hand
The red lightning makes a stunning combination with the black curvy design.
Tribal Ink Pattern On Hand Death Dance
Long slim black lines end at sharp points, in this edgy skull theme tattoo.
Death Dance Royal Head
A bold mix of curvy lines and zigzag patterns makes up this artistic forearm tattoo.
Royal Head Decor Tribe
A wide face with horns, seems to be depicted by the powerful curves making up this upper back tattoo. The empty space at the center may also be seen as a bird rising upward.
Decor Tribe Proudly Tribal
Powerful curves are inked in a symmetrical tribal design along both the shoulders.
Proudly Tribal Fresh Tribal Tattoo
The shaded curvy lines give a dramatic relief to the dense black patterns.
Fresh Tribal Tattoo