Tribal Fish Tattoos

Tribal Fish Tattoos

Tribal tattoo designs are very common among men and women. Almost all tribal tattoo designs are black in color. Only a few designs have other colors mixed with the traditional black color. After all, the color black is one of the trademark of a tribal design. In terms of design, tribal and tattoo sleeve designs are quite similar because of their fierceness. In case you would want to have a tribal tattoo, we can help you with that. Just check out below the 100 best tribal tattoo designs for men and women that we have prepared for you.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

The Maori tribes The Maori originate from New Zealand and have traditional facial tattoos (moko) and special leg tattoos. This tattoo style, that shows a lot of resemblance with the wood carving of the Maoris, is typical for its spirals. Under influence of the missionaries the traditional Maori tattoos disappeared round 1900. In those days the Maori were hunted for their (tattooed) head as a trophy. The facial tattoos of the Maori were individually designed and they’re for never copied from each other. According to the legend the facial tattoos were made to be recognized by friends and family once deceased. According to the story the light goes right through you when you are dead, but your tattoos show whom you are. Since 1980-1990 there is an uprising of the tattoo phenomenon under the Maori in New Zealand. For the Maori a tattoo means inner strength and mastering this inner strength.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

You may be surprised why people inked fish tattoos on their body. In fact fish has long intimacy with human being. It has a lot of symbolic meanings in many cultures across the history. In Christianity, the fish is a symbol of abundance and faith. Today, most fish tattoos are related to the koi fish tattoos, which originated from East Asia.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

If you want a tribal tattoo design, it would be close to impossible if you can’t choose from the list that we have provided. In our opinion, the tattoo designs that we have are the best that we can offer. Again, just be sure with your decision to have a tattoo, especially with tribal tattoo designs which have really heavy black colors. These tattoos are much harder to remove as compared to white ink tattoos.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

The Tribal style originates from the old tribes like the Celtic, the Maori tribes, the Haida tribes, the inhabitants of the Marquesan and the tribes of Borneo. What a lot of people now recognize as Tribal is in fact a new style: New Tribalism are the remains of the old Tribal style. Particularly the Borneo style shows a lot of resemblance with New Tribalism.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

Fish also means good fortune or luck, happiness, knowledge. Of course, people may love fish tattoos for no reasons, just for cool. In this post, I have collected 50 awesome fish tattoo designs inked on different parts of body in variety of colors. Do Pin It if you love any of them.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

The tribal ink discloses Maori traditions, as they had a ritual cannibalism, warriors ate their victims and took their powers, as a sign of the ritual, they applied fish hook tattoos. So this tight ornament may indicate an unscrupulous and even cruel man.
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Tribal Fish Tattoos

Borneo Borneo is situated above Indonesia. In former times the headhunters (from the Iban- and Dayak tribes) had tattoos for protection and as proof of their achievement. That is how one obtained a spiral in the form of a flower on the front of the shoulders when making a long trip, but also for cutting someone’s head there was a particular symbol. The headhunters protected the rest of the tribe that lived in trees. They themselves lived on the ground and by the looks of their tattoos you could see what they did and what they have been through. Typical for this style are images of scorpions, flowers, dogs, dragons and spirals.
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The Haida tribes The Haida (Indian tribes) lived on the Northwest coast of America. This style of tattoos, which shows a lot of resemblance with the woodcarving of the Haida, thunderbirds, beavers, bears, fish and woodcarving are very common. The pictures are mainly about the Indian astrology. The Indians believed that you partly take over the strength of the animal when having such a tattoo. The Haida style is a forceful, masculine style.
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The Marquesan tribes The Marquesan style originates from the inhabitants of the Marquesan Islands in Polynesia. These islanders used to be completely covered with tattoos. Their bodies showed picture stories, for other tribes to recognize whom you were, where you were from and what you did. In the entire Polynesian area the tattoo culture always has been present, everyone was tattood. The word tattoo is derived from the word ‘tatau’ that comes from this area. The Marquesan style is mainly based on the divinity Tiki, who is always portrayed with his eyes closed because he smells danger before he sees it. Images that are used a lot in this style are: shells (wealth), shark teeth (protection) lizards, whales, turtles, fish hooks, and so on. The Marquesan style is a form of language in symbols.

Okay, wow! Even someone who doesn’t like tattoos will surely appreciate the beauty of this design. As mentioned earlier, it is quite common for people to pair Koi fishes with lotus flowers as both hold deep meaning, particularly in Japanese culture. Whilst they have opted not to color in the actual Koi fish on this one, they have colored the water blue and the lotus flower pink with yellow tips which gives it a great amount of pop without overdoing it with too many colors. Sometimes just having 2 or 3 colors total can look best.
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Firstly let’s just acknowledge how absolutely amazing this design is! It’s the most traditional and common Koi fish which is the orange/gold colored Koi fish. It has been paired with the lotus flower which holds a lot of symbolic meaning of it’s own. The lotus flower grows in muddy waters but turns in to a beautiful flower, signifying struggle, determination and a change for the better in ones life.
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Koi fish are considered to bring good luck and a better life to their owners, the Japanese valued these fish as a good luck symbol. This sort of endorsement coming from a culture that has deeper meanings and symbolism for almost every aspect of life, makes Koi have even more weightage. Plus the Koi have a long life when looked after properly.
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This appealing tac on the foot demonstrates the heart, which is made of two fish hooks, on the right side of it there is an inscription: “Love”. The signification of this tattoo is a purposeful person, who has searched for love, has found it and will never let his beloved go.
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Whilst it may look scary at first sight, there is actually a great deeper meaning to this tattoo design. As mythology would have you believe, the Koi fish can later in life turn in to the dragon. This design definitely shows elements of the dragon (particularly the eyes) and as such is representing the transformation of the Koi in to the dragon koi which to a person is obviously meaningful of a change for the better in their own life.

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