Latest Hawaiian Tattoo Designs
Hawaiian tattoos have a rich and old history of thousands of years. These tattoos have been evolved starting from the 90’s and today many people choose the flashy Hawaiian tattoos. They are tribal styled tattoo designs that represent the ancient tribes inhabited in Hawaiian Islands. Compared with traditional tribal tattoos these tattoos have an exotic touch on them. Below we’ll represent their designs and the ways they are reflected on body.Looking at a Hawaiian tattoo one may notice animal, flower, tropical and exotic tree and Hawaiian Tiki God tattoo designs which represent the incredibly beautiful Hawaiian nature and fascinating culture. These tattoos include other cultures as well as the Polynesian, Maori and Samoan tribal cultures. These cultures are full of traditions that have their influence on body art as well. Modern tribal tattoo art is mainly based on these tattoo designs. The cultural mixtures are quite visible in the tattoo designs created on the bases of these traditions, that’s why they are available for anyone who looks for a tribal tattoo. Hawaiian tattoos tend to introduce the old traditions of the tribes as well as to provide you with the modern popular culture of Hawaiian Islands. For many people these tattoos have a kind of retro appeal in them that make the body more eye-catching and grab attention.
In ancient Hawaiian culture tattoo art had great significance. It was called ‘kakua’ and the process of tattooing involved the use of ash and soot due to which they created the ink. This process was very painful and not everyone could carry that pain. Brave ones got even several tattoos on their body to show off their strength. Today these tattoos are used for personal identification, as talismans, as body adornment, for spiritual and religious purposes and as a status of a warrior. The majority of the designs are depicted in dark black ink. Lizards, dolphins, birds, turtles, arrows, tropical flowers and trees are the main elements one you can include on your Hawaiian tattoo. Men usually choose sharper and edgier designs that include animal elements while women go for floral designs. The most popular flower design for a Hawaiian tattoo is the Hibiscus. It’s a very beautiful and bright flower that captures many hearts. For men the Hawaiian band tattoos are also great choices. They are generally inked on the arm, wrist or on the leg. They are meant for body style statement and make the skin look alluring.