Tribal Sun Tattoo Design
Tribal Sun Tattoos are representative of ancient cultures because they have always placed high important upon the power of the sun.
In fact ancient societies would often mark and tattoo their bodies with representations of the sun, in a sign of respect and a desire to receive some of its power.
There is no specific style or range of tribal sun tattoos, for ancient cultures the only requirement was an orb with ray emanating from it.
Along with the range of styles was a range of meanings for what the design meant.
For some tribes the warmth of the sun was sign of good climate and therefore protect from the harsh forms of nature. Therefore tattooing the image of the sun upon the skin would bring protection.
As history progressed the meaning of the tattoo continue to change. For the Mayans a tattoo of sun was an expression of one’s own rank or power, depending on the size and the colors used in the tattoo. Celts used trial sun tattoos in order to denounce their heritage, while the ancient Egyptians put great power in the hands of their sun god Ra.
Aside from historical significance a tribal sun tattoo today is often a sign of inner strength and power. This comes from the idea that the sun is the sole provider of life and strength for earth, just as a person’s own inner strength is the provider of their life. Tribal sun tattoos can be filled with colors and symbols or they can be a simple black design. Usually the style and color the tribal sun tattoo is based on the personality and belief of the person with the tattoo.
Tribal sun tattoos are not only very impressive to the eye but have the ability to be simplistic or very intricate and detailed. Some designs will be very colorful with seemingly hundreds of rays swirling out from the center, while others are a plain black without a few striking rays coming out from the center. For a larger and more unique tribal sun tattoo, it is possible to add another imagine in the center of the sun. Some possible options for this are: an eye to represent knowledge, a fish for spirituality, a lion for strength or a ram for ambition.
Tribal Sun Tattoos have gained quite a bit of momentum in the last decade, and there are some good reasons why. In this article, we’ll explore the meaning of the tattoo. Despite their simplistic design, tribal sun tattoos are usually done on a relatively large scale. Because of this it is rare to find them on the wrist or ankle.
Often they are done on the chest, back or upper arm. Some people will even choose to put them on the back of the neck or above their heart.The large scale of most tribal sun tattoos leave room to be very personal and artistic with the design.
Often the inner circle will be used to express something very important to the wearer, or sometimes an image of Earth itself will be put in the center of the Earth design. This is a strong representation of the life giving power of the sun to the earth.
There are a few celebrities who have indulged themselves in the strength and power of tribal sun tattoos. SISQO has a tribal sun tattoo done around his belly button. ECW wrestling champion Tazz has a tribal design which incorporates a tribal sun on his left arm. Supermodel Lisa Seiffert has a tribal sun tattoo on the front of her left shoulder, while actress Julianna Margulies has her sun tattoo on her right shoulder. Actress Laura Ramsey has a tribal sun on her lower back.
There are a large number of celebrities that have either a tribal sun tattoo or another version of the sun as a tattoo not only because of its impressive design but also the meaning behind it. Once you find the meaning you wish to portray you can easily personalize your tribal sun tattoo to whatever you want it to express.