Tattoos have become part of the modern fashion a long time ago. Most of the tattoos derive their existence from the tribes. In ancient times, people of each tribe wore specific tattoos which helped them distinguish form the other tribes. In Philippines, the elders or leaders of the tribe wore particular tattoos which marked their leadership. The soldiers or warriors wore certain tattoos after they won wars or battles. The tattoo was a symbol of a rise in the ranks as well. Tattoos were popular among women as well. They were a symbol of beauty. The elderly women wore tattoos to signify hierarchy in the tribe. The leader’s wife would often have a tattoo inked, just like the male leader.
Today, Filipino tribal tattoos have become fashion statements. The people who are staying away from their country ink Filipino tattoos to get in touch with their roots. They want to reflect the tribe they belong to by getting the tattoos. It is still a symbol of strength for the men and a symbol of beauty for the women. The Filipino flag is the most popular tattoo. Tattoos can be done on any part of the body. They are generally inked on the arms and legs so that they can be easily seen. Tattoos are also inked on the back or the chest or on nape of the neck. Check out these interesting tattoos pictures-
This tattoo is inked on the back and the right arm. It has the words gamboa written along with the other structures.
The sun which appears on the flag of Philippines appears in this tattoo. This tattoo is drawn on the arm.
One person has inked the tattoo on the right shoulder and the arm.The other person has tattoos on his chest, shoulder and both arms.
In tribes, tattoo on the arm signifies strength and is a symbol of a warrior in the various tribes.
This person has inked the filipino sun on the foot. This is a commonly made tattoo among the tribal tattoos.
This person has inked a tattoo on the leg. It has a sun and some structures representing mother nature.
This man has a lot of tattoos on his body and is getting one inked on his leg.
Shoulder tattoos look good when you wear racer back tops or t-shirts. These are popular among men and women.
The tattoo of the Filipino flag has been inked by this man on his chest. This is one of the most popular tattoos.
This lady has inked a chest tattoo which has a star and a design inked in blue.
The sun and the stars form an integral part of the filipino flag and is a popular tattoo.
This tattoo is inked on the right side of the body. It has the look of the flames.
This tattoo has a part of the sun in his tattoo. The sun is colored in purple and the rest of the tattoo is in black color.
This is a red colored dragon tattoo on the arm. dragons are known to release fire through their mouth.
This tattoo has been inked to cover the scars left from an injury. This tattoo has many stars in it.
This tattoo is inked on the waist. It has a flower which looks like a tulip.
This person has inked a tiger on the back. The tiger has ferocious eyes and looks very aggressive.
This man has inked a tattoo on the right sleeve. The tattoo has only an outline and no ink is filled inside the design.
This tattoo is made on the side of the ribs. It looks very feminine with the flowers.
This is a full left side tribal tattoo. It looks like flames are erupting from a volcano.
This is a tribal tattoo and it has a very intricate design. It has lots of minute designs within each design.
This tattoo has been inked on the right hand fingers and the wrist. It almost looks like a henna design.
This tribal tattoo is inked on the entire back. Such tattoos were made by soldiers when they achieved victory in a war.
This tattoo has butterflies in it and looks very feminine. This is an ideal girl tattoo.
The tattoo has been finished with a broad design to give it a look of fire flames.