Many people just love the tribal body art and appreciate it even today. This is the oldest tattoo art that has something to tell us about ancient times and about the tribes that used to wear tattoos. Though today we live in a developed civilization but many tribal tattoos such as Indian skull tattoos are still proffered by many men as well as by many women.
We have already spoken about different tribal tattoos and have referred to the most popular designs but the Indian skull tattoo has its special place in ancient cultures and especially in tribal tattoo art. These tattoos differ from the rest of skull tattoos with their interesting designs, shapes and meanings. The most prominence element in an Indian skull tattoo is its headdress which is usually decorated by huge feathers which were symbolic subjects almost in every tribe. People used to collect the feathers of various birds and men considering themselves more powerful than the others wore the largest feathers on their heads, on their clothing and on their weapons. In this headdress you’ll also meet bones, stones and furs. For members of the tribes this headdress was not a simple accessory but it had a deep symbolic meaning. Actually it was symbolizing the soul of the wearer.
All in all the meanings of the Indian skull tattoo hold the following ideas; spirituality, power, honor, leadership, respect, heritage, pride and accomplishment. These are simple tattoos from the first sight but they are quite fascinating when you gaze at them. By means of dark colors they can look more striking and startling. As they are old traditional tribal tattoos you may hardly find a too colorful design for it. The dominant color still remains black and actually it’s the best shade for an Indian skull tattoo. Men prefer to wear these tattoos either in medium or large sizes on their backs, chests, stomachs, arms and forearms, while women prefer to get an Indian skull tattoo on their thighs and ribs. If you have decided to wear a more eye-caching Indian skull tattoo you can also use red or brown colors. Here are some cool examples for you between which you may make your choice. Try to find out as many designs as possible for your future tattoo to get the best one on your body. Keep in mind that the more you look for a design the better for a unique tattoo idea.