Native American Tattoos

Native American Tattoos

Native American tattoos are a great way for a person to recognize their heritage and lineage. As the earliest settlers of the United States, they are known for their symbolic tattoos that remain famous today. Common designs include animals, celestial bodies and natural phenomena. One of the best ideas for tattoos of Native American symbols involves the use of totems. This animal symbol (bird, reptile, etc.) are also known as power animals. They are tattooed in order to show the last name or the clan of the wearer. While this is usually emblazoned on the chest of the Native American, modern modifications allow you to wear it on any part of your body.

Another type of Native American tattoos is the rite of passage ink. It shows a monumental event in the life of a person. It might be his initiation, or his coming of age. There are tattoos of status and rank as well to show the Indian’s role in his society. As for warfare, many Native American tribes utilized intimidation tattoos to scare their enemies. They take the form of frightening and scary creatures, in order to ward off their adversaries, especially colonists. There are many styles of Native American tattoos. It’s just about picking the right style for your look.





feathers and ribbons

feathers and ribbons

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Elemental wolf paw

Elemental wolf paw

Arrow Compass

Arrow Compass

Native American bird design

Native American bird design

Bison Skull Dreamcatcher

Bison Skull Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

Warrior Eagle PolynesianStyle

Warrior Eagle PolynesianStyle

Eagle

Eagle

Native American round pattern

Native American round pattern

Water color Feather Tattoo

Water color Feather Tattoo

Feathers and Beads

Feathers and Beads

native girl

native girl

Tree of Natural Symmetry

Tree of Natural Symmetry

Tribal Native American tattoo design

Tribal Native American tattoo design

Peacock Feather Dream Catcher

Peacock Feather Dream Catcher

Aztec Feather

Aztec Feather

Bear Claw

Bear Claw

SBink Howling Wolf

SBink Howling Wolf

Indian Tomahawk

Indian Tomahawk

orchid with feather

orchid with feather

Native Bear Sunset

Native Bear Sunset

Tribal

Tribal

Native American Tribal Band

Native American Tribal Band

Tribal Man

Tribal Man

snake old school

snake old school

Pacific Northwest style Eagle

Pacific Northwest style Eagle

Two Feathers

Two Feathers