30 Astonishing Filipino Tattoos

Filipino Tattoos are popular among the Philippine people. Tattoos have a rich history in Philippines. These were worn by the various tribes. Tattoos signified a source of accomplishment and ranks. Warriors inked tattoos on their chests and head to show strength. Women inked tattoos as well. Some tribes inked tattoos in specific places as per their tribal lineage. The Visays and The Mindanao tribal women wore tattoos on their arms and wrists. Whereas the Luzon mountain tribes wore tattoos on their full chest and arms. For women, tattoos were a mark of beauty.

These tattoos are popular today also. But, they are not worn for the same reason as the earlier days. Today, tattoos are a sign of fashion. People want to have something that makes them different from the other people. Tattooing is also a part of expressing one’s inner desires, dealing with one’s inner fears or just being in touch with yourself or your loved ones. Tattoos today have gone long way from just being fashion statements. So, here’s a look at the some Filipino tattoo designs

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Filipino Sun Tattoo

A black colored sun with three stars made on the hand and completed with two flowers on the wrist.

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Filipino Sun Tattoo

Sleeve Tattoo

This is a detailed tattoo covering the full hand and showing mother Mary on the arm.

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Sleeve Tattoo

Buddha Tattoo

This tattoo is a representative picture of the Buddha meditating and surrounded by bamboo trees.

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Buddha Tattoo

Tattoo on the Arm

Historically, Filipinos inked tattoos on their arms to celebrate victories after war. This tattoo is one such kind.

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Tattoo on the Arm

Philippine Sun and Stars

This tattoo depicts the sun and three stars, thus representing a part of nature.

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Philippine Sun and Stars

Lakas Baybayin

This tattoo is representative of the baybayin script having mostly S-shaped and wavy letters.

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Lakas Baybayin

Filipino Flag

The sun and three stars reflecting in the Filipino flag are depicted here in this tattoo.

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Filipino Flag

Filipino Flag

This tattoo represents the Filipino flag with its blue and red stripes and the sun and stars.

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Filipino Flag

Baybayin Tattoo

This tattoo has alphabets of the Baybayin script. This has been made on the waist.

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Baybayin Tattoo

Hand Tattoo

This is tattoo made in black on the fingers and hand extending to the wrist. It is a simple tattoo.

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Hand Tattoo

Tribal Leg Tattoo

This tattoo is made on the leg and depicts the sun carved within an intricate design.

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Tribal Leg Tattoo

Flag Tattoo

This tattoo represents the unison of two countries Philippines and United States of America.

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Flag Tattoo

Tattooed Feet

Tattoos on the feet were done by historically by Filipino women and were seen as marks of beauty.

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Tattooed Feet

Tattooed Arm

The popular tattoo is the sun and stars which appears on the Filipino flag. This is often inked on the arm.

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Tattooed Arm

Filipino Tattoo on Guys

Tattoos on arms and chest were a symbol of strength and power in olden days in Philippines and were worn by soldiers.

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Filipino Tattoo on Guys

Cross on the Back

Tattoo in the form of a cross on the back is also a popular tattoo design that is inked by many people.

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Cross on the Back

Popular Philippine Flag

Another tattoo showing the sun and the stars which feature on the Filipino flag.

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Popular Philippine Flag

Tattoo on the Biceps

This tattoo is inked on the biceps and represents strength and vigor for males.

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Tattoo on the Biceps

Cross on the Back

Another way of depicting a cross. This has been inked on the back.

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Cross on the Back

Tattoo on the Shoulder

This tattoo has a bird engraved in the middle of the sun. The only other color used is red.

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Tattoo on the Shoulder

Girl in Tattoos

She has inked one tattoo on her each of her hand. The right hand has tattoo on her arm and the left hand has a tattoo of a lady on her inner wrist.

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Girl in Tattoos

Hand and Baybayin

This tattoo has a palm on the upper end followed by Baybayin script.

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Hand and Baybayin

Tattoo on the Chest

Tattoos on the chest of males signified strength, power and are worn by warriors.

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Tattoo on the Chest

Traditional Filipino Tattoo

This is a traditional Filipino tattoo inked on the arm. This is a classic tattoo made in black ink.

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Traditional Filipino Tattoo

Rose Tattoo

A rose tattoo on the neck looks very beautiful. Red color of the rose looks very nice.

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Rose Tattoo

Tribal Tattoos

Different tribes in Philippines wore different tattoos. The sun and the stars formed a part of many of tattoos.

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Tribal Tattoos

Cross with sun and stars

This is a cross inked inside the sun. The three stars are placed around the cross in a triangular manner.

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Cross with sun and stars

Sun on the Leg

This tattoo has the sun surrounded by other intricate design. This looks awesome on the leg.

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Sun on the Leg

Tattoos on the Chest

Historically, this kind of tattoos were worn by Bontoc Igorots men and symbolised the number of humans they killed during their hunt.

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Tattoos on the Chest

Tribal Tattoos

A tattoo on the full chest were worn by the tribal leaders and elders during the earlier times in Philippines.

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Tribal Tattoos

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