50 Popular Tribal Tattoos for Men

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Men with mysterious looking tribal tattoos always draw our attention…ahem…I mean ‘female’ attention as these tattoos are unique in appearance and make a bold style statement that is raw. Yes, now before you start to day dream, let me go on and describe a thing or two why these tattoos are unique and are loved widely around the globe.

Tribal tattoos always conjure up an image of a hunky looking hot bodied man sporting a cool black patterned tribal tattoo on his muscled arms or shoulders. But, contrary to the common belief that such tribal tattoos are inked only by men boasting of great bodies, such tribal tattoos are in fact inked by men belonging to various indigenous tribes, and may not necessarily be models. These men belonging to various tribes often ink tribal designs for some religious purpose or beliefs that are prevalent in their respective tribes.

While most men get these tribal tattoos carved for reinforcing their faith in their tribe, others get these designs inked for fashion. However, the trend of tattooing tribal tattoos is not a recent phenomenon. In fact this art form has been practiced for centuries with each tribe having its distinct set of designs, each having its own meaning. For example, now a days, one would see most men opting to get Polynesian or Maori tribal tattoos that are selling like hot cakes and are loved by one and all, even women! There are some other tribal tattoos for men like Samoan tribal tattoos that too have found their voice in the tattoo industry.

Most often, you can spot a tribal motif that symbolizes an animal as most tribal men and women folk used to dwell in forests and carved their bodies with designs of wild animals to seek blessings from mother nature that protected them. As such, the tradition continued and today we can associate most of these tribal tattoos with animals like the lion, tiger, snake, dragon and lizards. These animals are considered ferocious and the wearer of such motifs is associated with raw power and physical qualities that are dominant in these creatures too. As a result, most tribal tattoos for men have wild animals as their central theme. While, a lion or tiger tribal tattoo represents power and masculinity, a dragon symbolizes stealth and wisdom. Among these tribal tattoos for men, the phoenix tribal tattoo is perhaps the most loved as this bird symbolizes will power and fearsome attitude coupled with grace.

When we speak of tribal tattoos for men, there are two different styles that can be talked about, like the traditional design and the modern style. While, a tribal tattoo is typically black when inked, however, there are modern designs that use a little of other tones like red, blue and orange. Most traditional tribal tattoos for men are carved using circles and lined patterns that are often combined with the motifs of animals as mentioned above. One common type of tribal design seen on most men is the one inked in jet black around the biceps with lined patterns that look ornate. Such a motif looks very manly and is known as black work. Modern tribal tattoos for men look good too and are combined with various themes like trees, facial portraits and a whole lot of other cool designs.

Whether modern or traditional, all tribal tattoos for men look rather attractive on any part of the body like back, arms, legs or shoulders. Given below is a cool list comprising of the top 50 tribal tattoos for men that are simply irresistible to look. Take some time to go through them and get inspired!

1. Tribal shoulder tattoo for men

Tribal shoulder tattoo for men

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2. Bold tribal full back tattoo for men

Bold tribal full back tattoo for men

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3. Cool tribal back and shoulder tattoo for men

Cool tribal back and shoulder tattoo for men

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4. Black phoenix tribal back tattoo for men

Black phoenix tribal back tattoo for men

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5. Tribal arm tattoos for men

Tribal arm tattoos for men

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6. Fabulous tribal arm and chest tattoo for men

Fabulous tribal arm and chest tattoo for men

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7. Face tribal arm tattoos for men

Face tribal arm tattoos for men

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8. Awesome tribal back tattoo for men

Awesome tribal back tattoo for men

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9. Great tribal chest tattoo for men

Great tribal chest tattoo for men

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10. Large tribal arm tattoo design

Large tribal arm tattoo design

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11. Lion tribal arm tattoos designs

Lion tribal arm tattoos designs

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12. Amazing lion tribal back tattoo for men

Amazing lion tribal back tattoo for men

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13. Red and black tribal arm tattoo for men

Red and black tribal arm tattoo for men

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14. Beautiful ram tribal arm tattoo design

Beautiful ram tribal arm tattoo design

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15. Attractive tribal arm tattoo for men

Attractive tribal arm tattoo for men

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16. Celebrity tribal arm tattoo design in black for men

Celebrity tribal arm tattoo design in black for men

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17. Cool tribal arm tattoo design

Cool tribal arm tattoo design

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18. Tribal cross tattoo on back for men

Tribal cross tattoo on back for men

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19. Pleasing back tribal tattoo design for men

Pleasing back tribal tattoo design for men

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20. Cool side of the back tribal dragon tattoo for men

Cool side of the back tribal dragon tattoo for men

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21. Creative tribal arm tattoo design

Creative tribal arm tattoo design

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22. Awesome Taurus tribal arm tattoo for men

Awesome Taurus tribal arm tattoo for men

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23. Cool tribal calf tattoo for men

Cool tribal calf tattoo for men

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24. Popular tribal upper arm tattoo design

Popular tribal upper arm tattoo design

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25. Fearsome tribal snake arm tattoos for men

Fearsome tribal snake arm tattoos for men

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26. Fiery dragon tribal back tattoo for men

Fiery dragon tribal back tattoo for men

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27. Tribal eagle back tattoo for men

Tribal eagle back tattoo for men

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28. Lion tribal arm tattoos designs for men

Lion tribal arm tattoo design for men

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29. Colourful tribal arm and shoulder tattoo for men

Colourful tribal arm and shoulder tattoo for men

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30. Unusual tribal back tattoo for men

Unusual tribal back tattoo for men

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31. Mindblowing tribal chest tattoo for men

Mindblowing tribal chest tattoo for men

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32. Creative tribal arm tattoo design

Creative tribal arm tattoo design

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33. Awesome tribal arm tattoo for men

Awesome tribal arm tattoo for men

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34. Tribal full back tattoo for men

Tribal full back tattoo for men

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35. Left hip tribal tattoo for men

Left hip tribal tattoo for men

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36. Side back and arm tribal tattoo design for men

Side back and arm tribal tattoo design for men

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37. Tribal wrist band tattoo for men

Tribal wrist band tattoo for men

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38. Unique Maori tribal back tattoo for men

Unique Maori tribal back tattoo for men

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39. Attractive shoulder and arm tribal tattoo for men

Attractive shoulder and arm tribal tattoo for men

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40. Black tribal sun tattoo for men

Black tribal sun tattoo for men

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41. Celtic tribal tattoo design for men

Celtic tribal tattoo design for men

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42. Tribal skull tattoo design for men

Tribal skull tattoo design for men

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43. Dragon tribal chest tattoo for men

Dragon tribal chest tattoo for men

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44. Wolf tribal chest tattoo for men

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45. Red and black Celtic tribal arm tattoo for men

Red and black Celtic tribal arm tattoo for men

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46. Full sleeve tribal tattoo for men

Fullsleeve tribal tattoo for men

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47. Dragon arm tribal tattoo for men

Dragon arm tribal tattoo for men

48. Neck and full arm tribal tattoo for men

Neck and full arm tribal tattoo for men

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49. Tribal eye chest tattoo for men

Tribal eye chest tattoo for men

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50. Polynesian tribal back tattoo for men

Polynesian tribal back tattoo for men

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