Polynesian half sleeve tattoo design with face
A popular Polynesian tattoo design for men is the “tiki” style of tribal tattoos, which feature human figures and faces. Tikis or totems were statues that had human figures carved into them, and the statues were considered by Polynesian people to be the forces that drove out bad energy. In most Polynesian tattoos, including the tribal tattoo ideas in this photo, tikis are depicted with their eyes closed because they are known to have the ability to smell trouble approaching. Because of the elongated style of this Polynesian tattoo design, the tat would look great inked on a guy’s upper arm and shoulder.