März 26, 2017

Samoan tribal tattoo on back

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Guy’s back tribal tattoo

Large tribal tattoos like this back tat are common among men. This tribal tat covers a large portion of this guy’s back.

Samoan tribal tattoo on back

One of the most distinguishing features of Samoan and Polynesian tribal tattoos is their use of geometric shapes inked in black to create complex and interesting tribal tats. This guy’s Samoan tribal tattoo is inked in black and white, and extends from his right shoulder all the way down his back to his right hip in a sort of wave shape. The most used geometric shape in this back tat is the triangle.

Many traditional Polynesian tattoos are designed specifically for the wearer (and even for his family), which makes each tribal tattoo very unique. Although Samoan and Polynesian tribal tattoos started out as a way to denote status within tribes, many tribal tattoos that exist today are a form of body art.

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