Three Reason Why You Shouldn’t Get a Tribal

For some damn reason tribal tattoos continue to be popular. I don’t know if it’s because they look cool (which they don’t) or if it’s just easier to tattoo but regardless I’m here to help you if you happen to have one or are thinking of getting one. Here are the top three reasons why you shouldn’t get a tribal.

Number 1) Not all tribal tattoos are created equal.

This is tribal

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Not is tribal.

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See the difference? Good.

Number 2) Know the meaning.

As stated in an earlier post tribal tattoos were the earliest forms of tattooing in the ancient world. Their design consisted of small interconnected lines that wrapped around the persons arm, legs, and torso.

When the finished product was complete it would look like rope or a piece leather armor that metaphorically would protect them with each line representing a person, or an event in a person’s life.

Modern “tribal” tattoos don’t have any meaning! They’re mostly seen as a first tattoo for many people. If you like big, bold squiggly lines all over your body go right a head but people will judge you. I know I will.

Number 3) They’re just plain ugly!

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Need I say more?  If you have one please do yourself a service and remove it immediately, I beg of you, and if you insist on keeping it just know that you’re probably not going to get a girlfriend. Better yet when you do get matching tattoos, I’m sure they’ll be some deep meaning behind your squiggly lines.

 

Old-school Lover

This is the post excerpt.

Tattoos to me are some what of a passion project, more specifically American Traditional Tattoos. I guess the reason why I enjoy this art form is probably the way it’s handled.

So basic and yet so difficult to master. With it’s bold and simplistic art form, American Traditional has such a rich history and like all art anyone who gets a tattoo is subjective. One minute an eagle tattoo could mean freedom and in another an eagle could just be that, an eagle.

Art doesn’t have to have meaning just like tattoos, and what’s great about it is it’s with you forever! You’re the canvas, and you’re the art exhibit. So let’s get inked!

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