In the 21st Century, one of the most popular methods of self expression has to be using body art and as a result there are a vast amount of designs for both male and female tattoo enthusiasts to choose from. However, one specific design continues to be a favorite and that is tribal shoulder tattoos for men. Tribal Shoulder Tattoos For MenThis particular artwork originates from ancient civilizations and tribesman of days gone by and the shoulder is the prefect canvas for this elaborate and bold tattoo design. If this appeals to you then you are sure to end up with a really cool tattoo that you can show off with pride forever more.

While this is one of the most popular male designs, the fact that there are a great many different tribes to choose from help make this less common than you would think. Favorite tribal designs requested include the artwork of Polynesian, Maori and Hawaiian tribes. This are rich in symbolism and cultural significance so if tribal shoulder tattoos for men appeals to you then you it really is worth doing some research to find out more about the history behind your chosen design. In days of old, these forms of tribal markings were used to denote everything from rank and status as well as to indicate religious beliefs, clan membership and rights of passage. Tattooing in these ancient civilizations was an important part of the tribal rituals and the symbolism used was usually of great personal significance to the wearer as an individual as well as bonding them to a specific tribe or clan.

Tribal Shoulder Tattoos For MenThese are very bold and prominent designs so if you are looking for body art that is discrete or subtle then tribal shoulder tattoos for men are probably not what you want. They are usually implemented in dark colored ink and consist of swirling patters and symmetrical shapes intricately entwined to form the overall design. These can be quite aggressive in nature and are definitely more masculine than feminine designs however many women are also drawn to this style of body art. They definitely look better on a larger body part so the shoulder is ideal as the design can extend onto the chest or even down onto the upper arm for even more visual impact if desired. This particular area will get a lot of attention as it is just at the right eye level for many however it is also a convenient area to cover up as necessary. There are also modern variations on the traditional tribal patter which take a popular image and create it in the style of tribal artwork. Favorites utilized in this way include tribal animals, zodiac signs, Celtic symbols and dragons in black or dark ink variations.

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