Monday, November 29, 2010
Let's take the Maori tribal tattoo for instance. It originated from the Maori people of New Zealand and is also known as the "moko" of the Maori people. This tattoo has a spiral pattern to it, therefore it is used for enhancing the natural contour or expression on the face of an individual.
Another type of tribal tattoo is the Celtic tribal tattoo. This originated from people of Celtic heritage, the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots. This tattoo is often a way whereby an individual expresses their pride in their Celtic heritage. There are hundreds of Celtic tattoos and each has a specific meaning behind it. The dog Celtic symbolizes the healer of both the body and the soul, the lion Celtic symbolizes dignity, the cross Celtic symbolizes the bridge between heaven and earth and the cat Celtic symbolizes the guardians of the gates of the underworld.
Another option of a Celtic tattoo is the African tribal tattoo design. This is most often used to tell a story about life and most of them symbolize the sign of an individual's wealth, an individual's courage or protection from harm.
The North American tribal tattoo is also another type of Celtic tattoo. It was mainly used to rank individuals in Native American tribes. This kind of tattoo symbolizes an individual's wealth, family lineage and societal status.
Follow this advice if you decide to get women tribal tattoos.
To make it easier for the tattoo artist to do their job, make sure you wear loose fitting clothes to the tattoo parlor.
Make sure you are completely happy and content with the design you have in mind before you get to the tattoo parlor because removing a tattoo is extremely painful and expensive.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Different tattoo motives are selected by tattoo artists while designing. Usually the person concerned is allowed to select the design. Sometimes many people ask for customized tattoo designs which hold a special significance to him or her. Also there are many traditional symbols which have been used by tattoo artists through ages. Each of those symbols were invented having intense relations with their homelands, people staying there, memories, or even as good luck charms.
Few of the most popular artworks are as follows:
Tattoo designs similar to that of an anchor were used by the sailors, who were known to be the forefathers of the tattoo art. The anchors were synonyms for the seas, ships, ports, sea-shores etc. It depicts the sailor's intense love for his voyage, crew and various experiences.
The concept of angels became popular in the beginning of this century which signified hope.
In the beginning of this century the bars used to show the number of days a prisoner had to serve in prison.
Cats symbolizes both the extreme natures present in us, i.e. affectionate and close to our families on one hand and at the same time the wild nature on the other.
This symbol means innocence and nonintellectual pleasure and delight.
In the beginning of this century the dots, similar to bars, used to show the number of days a prisoner had to serve in prison.
Symbolizes the lust for avenge.
It has been used as a traditional motive. It meant wellness and felicity. On the contrary, the Japanese Koi stood for intensity, bravery and survival.
Two crossed hands signify friendship, whereas, two hands with a rising sun in between depicts intense and everlasting love.
Horror And Death
The beginning of tattooing usually did not include any such horror or death images. It was though found tattooed on the soldiers of the world war who were subjected to encounter deaths almost regularly. They used to tattoo such images as they thought them to be lucky and may even protect them from death.
Again, the 70's were marked by the bikers along with their Harley Davidsons. They were very much into heavy metals, rock music and horror movies like Halloween or Friday the 13th. They were the hardcore tattoos fans of devils, witches, skeletons, zombies and grinning skulls. They were the ones who impose their notion that the world was about demolish.
There is a story that a famous Japanese Kiyo Hime fell in love with a monk visiting her father's refuge harbor regularly. The monk was unable to reciprocate her love. As a result she killed the monk and turned into a Hanney demon. This is one of the most popular Japanese tattoo motives.
The king of animals symbolizes strength and courage.
Roses signifies that life cannot be without thorns.
There are innumerable motives to mention. These are few of the most popular traditional ones. Modern tattooists may provide you with the same designs but qualitatively much advanced.
Getting a tattoo can be one of those decisions that take an instant to decide, but a lifetime to regret. Quickly flipping through a binder at your local tattoo shop and making an impulsive decision could cause you to kick yourself later on. A tattoo should have a deep meaning to you. Something you will be proud to show off to your friends.
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