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.





Arrows

Arrows

Bird & Torches

Bird & Torches

Canoe

Canoe

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Coyote Caller

Coyote Caller

Headdress with Lotus

Headdress with Lotus

Indian

Indian

Neon Feathers

Neon Feathers

Indian Skull

Indian Skull

3 Fish  - wave armband design

3 Fish - wave armband design

Dreancather armband

Dreancather armband

Rabit smoking his pipe

Rabit smoking his pipe

Dreamer

Dreamer

W I S D O M

W I S D O M

Dream Catcher Indian Lady

Dream Catcher Indian Lady

big eye owl

big eye owl

snake old school

snake old school

Bear Claw

Bear Claw

Native American skull

Native American skull

Dream Catcher with hanging crystals

Dream Catcher with hanging crystals

Native American w/ wolf

Native American w/ wolf

Bound by None

Bound by None

Spriit of The Bear

Spriit of The Bear

poker whiskey cards

poker whiskey cards

sorrow

sorrow

Cherokee Rose "Hope" Tattoo

Cherokee Rose "Hope" Tattoo

Horse Head Black & White

Horse Head Black & White

Roses & Feather

Roses & Feather

Totem Design 2

Totem Design 2

Navy Dream

Navy Dream