Tribal Scorpion Tattoos and Their Meanings Tribal tattoos go back to the ancient times. People like the Aztecs, the Celts, the Egyptians and many other were using tattoos for various reasons. Sometimes, tattoos were used for adornment purposes, sometimes to show the person's rank or it could be a way of defining one tribe from the next. These tribal tattoos also had religious significance and temporary tattoos were used during battles. African tribes would often use temporary tattoos to make themselves seem more frightening and as a way of intimidating their foes. In modern times, the tribal designs are among the top requested design by both men and women. The sleekness of the black and bold tribal tattoo screams masculinity and strength. Most of the time, these tribal tattoos depict an animal or a bird. Take the tribal scorpion tattoos for example; it is among the most requested for men while a more feminine flower or a bird is often chosen by women. Today's modern interpretations are often not too far flung from the designs that were used during ancient times. Rather, what we have now is a combination of the two. The 1990's movement contributed largely to the resurrection of these designs and made them more popular. Those were the hybrids that mixed both the modern and ancient undertones of the designs. Today, besides the more traditional ones you can also see stylized versions that depict fairies as well as other mythical creatures. With its popularity continuously growing, a resurgence of more traditional styles can also be seen. With that said it's safe to assume that the tribal scorpion tattoos are here to stay for years and years to come. After all, what could be more classic than a nice, bold black tattoo? Find the best tattoo designs from our site or visit our lower back butterfly tattoos Squidoo lens.
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