25 Magnificent Tiki Tattoo Designs

Tiki man refers to the first man created by the Maori Gods according to their mythology. Since ancient times, the Tiki man has been represented in the form of a wooden pole that is carved in a human-like shape. It looks very similar to the Red Indian totem pole but is less complicated in its carvings. Even today, a Tiki man is used by the New Zealand Maoris to demarcate a boundary for a sacred site. Nowadays having a Tiki tattoo is a trend that has caught on very rapidly. The tattoos have a modern look despite having an ethnic theme.

When you want an ethnic theme but a modern looking tattoo, the tattoo of Tiki is a brilliant option. These tattoos look crazily trendy. According to their mythology, the Tiki man is the first New Zealand Maori man created by their Gods. Till the tattoo movement started, the Tiki man was usually a roughly carved totem pole man carved out of wood. Today’s tattoos retain the spirit of the Tiki man yet look very stylish and modern. This combo of ethnic and chic is what makes these tattoos very popular. For those who like such a combination, this is a superb collection of tattoos worth imitating.

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Dark Tiki

This Tiki tattoo in black and blue shades is dark and very stylish. It could cover up older unwanted tattoo.

Dark Tiki

Dark Tiki

Real Wood Tiki

This sad-looking Tiki tattoo looks as if it has been made out of real wood. As tattoo art it is brilliant.

Real Wood Tiki

Real Wood Tiki

Combo Theme

The Tiki man combines with the skull and flowers around it to form great tattoo art.

Combo Theme

Combo Theme

Great Together

The Tiki man in this tattoo is designed with intricate lines and shading making it very classy.

Great Together

Great Together

Tiki Man Tattoo

This is a very artistic representation of the Tiki man. The tattoo has brilliant shading and classic lines.

Tiki Man Tattoo

Tiki Man Tattoo

Bright Tiki

This tattoo has superb bright colors. The bulbous eyes make it a caricatured version of the Tiki man.

Bright Tiki

Bright Tiki

Wooden Finish

This Tiki tattoo is a brilliant art form. The colors used make it look like the original wooden Tiki man.

Wooden Finish

Wooden Finish

Colorful Tiki

The vibrant pink, orange, blue and green colors make this Tiki tattoo a great attention grabber.

Colorful Tiki

Colorful Tiki

Tribal Tiki

The Tiki man drawn with the classic geometric shapes of a tribal tattoo makes this a superlative Tiki tattoo.

Tribal Tiki

Tribal Tiki

Emitting Power

This is a bright and colorful Tiki tattoo. The Tiki man seems to emit light from his forehead.

Emitting Power

Emitting Power

Gargoyle Tiki

This gargoyle like Tiki man is brilliant art form despite its hideous appearance.

Gargoyle Tiki

Gargoyle Tiki

Redwood Effect

This is a classy tattoo. The Tiki man is tattooed to look like it’s made of real redwood.

Redwood Effect

Redwood Effect

Bright Totem

This is a bright totem-like Tiki tattoo that looks almost like real wood. The vivid colors look great.

Bright Totem

Bright Totem

To Match The Totem

Just as the Tiki man totem is carved roughly, this Tiki tattoo has a rough and ethnic look.

To Match The Totem

To Match The Totem

All Over The Back

This Tiki tattoo on the back looks unusual. Black, blue and green colors have been used with great style.

All Over The Back

All Over The Back

Tiki God

The Tiki God mask makes this a fantastic Tiki tattoo. The simple lines and shading are truly classy.

Tiki God

Tiki God

Totem Tiki

This totem like Tiki man tattoo looks superb with its artistic shading. This is great tattoo art.

Totem Tiki

Totem Tiki

Winged Tiki

The Tiki man with the owl’s wings is a classic Tiki man representation. It looks brilliant as a tattoo.

Winged Tiki

Winged Tiki

Almost Alive Tiki

The vibrant colors and fantastic design of the tattoo has almost brought the Tiki man to life.

Almost Alive Tiki

Almost Alive Tiki

Warrior Tiki

The armed warrior-like stance of the Tiki man makes this a brilliant Tiki tattoo worth copying.

Warrior Tiki

Warrior Tiki

Trendy Tiki

The simple shading yet classy design of this Tiki man is a superlative form of tattoo art.

Trendy Tiki

Trendy Tiki

In Control

This Tiki man looks like he is in control of the universe. As tattoo art it is worth imitating.

In Control

In Control

Very Modern Tiki

A putt and a mug of beer make this Tiki tattoo very modern. It is an unusual piece of tattoo art.

Very Modern Tiki

Very Modern Tiki

Tiki Watching Over All

Tiki man watches over all living forms. This Tiki tattoo looks great with its classic shading.

Tiki Watching Over All

Tiki Watching Over All

Show Piece

This Tiki tattoo is a show piece. The vibrant colors and artistic lines are great attention grabbers.

Show Piece

Show Piece

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