25 Adorable Polynesian Tribal Tattoos

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Polynesian tattoos are also called Tahitian tattoos. Polynesian tattoos are common among the tribals of South Pacific region. These tattoos are worn for many different reasons. Today, they are a form of style among the urban people. But, among the tribals they are still very symbolic. Tattoos signify personal achievements in a tribe. The boys get their first tattoo when they attain puberty in some tribes. As they grow older, the number of tattoos keep on increasing on their body. Tattoos also signify the position in the tribe of the person. The leader of the tribe is generally known to have many tattoos on his body.

There are many types of Polynesian tribal tattoos. Enata designs signify the various developments in a person’s life. It signifies the contribution of the individual to the society. Etua is another type of tattoo design. These tattoos were meant to honor the people in the tribe for their achievements. They also are meant to protect the person from evil. These tattoos have spiritual and religious significance. The last are the Tiki tattoos. This consists of abstract designs like sharks, turtles, etc. So, here is a look at some of the Polynesian tattoo designs-

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Polynesian Lizard Tattoo

Lizard is worshipped by polynesians as a symbol of supernatural powers. It is looked at by people with awe and fear.

Polynesian Lizard Tattoo

Polynesian Lizard Tattoo

Polynesian Hand Tattoo

You will find this tattoo on a soldier who has just been victorious in a war.

Polynesian Hand Tattoo

Polynesian Hand Tattoo

Polynesian Sleeve

This is a beautiful sleeve tattoo. This almost looks like a henna design.

Polynesian Sleeve

Polynesian Sleeve

Polynesian Nice Tattoo

The left arm tattoo signifies victory in a war. These tattoos were worn by soldiers.

Polynesian Nice Tattoo

Polynesian Nice Tattoo

Polynesian Style Tribal Tattoo

This tattoo is inked on the arm and part of the shoulder. The circle in the center represents long life.

Polynesian Style Tribal Tattoo

Polynesian Style Tribal Tattoo

Polynesian Tattoo

This tattoo is inked as a necklace around the neck. It has intricate design.

Polynesian Tattoo

Polynesian Tattoo

Polynesian On Waist

This is a beautiful tattoo inked on the waist. Polynesian tattoos are very symbolic.

Polynesian On Waist

Polynesian On Waist

Polynesian Tribal Tattoo

This person has inked the tattoo on his the left side of his chest and his entire left hand.

Polynesian Tribal Tattoo

Polynesian Tribal Tattoo

Polynesian Back Tattoo

This tattoo in inked on the back along the spine. It looks like the tatoo is telling a war story.

Polynesian Back Tattoo

Polynesian Back Tattoo

Tribal Polynesian Tattoo

This person has many tattoos on his body. The number tattoos increase with age in the polynesian tribes.

Tribal Polynesian Tattoo

Tribal Polynesian Tattoo

Shoulder Tattoo

This tattoo in inked on the shoulder by the person. The lower side of the tattoo represents shark teeth.

Shoulder Tattoo

Shoulder Tattoo

Polynesian Leg Piece

This tattoo represents face of tiki who is known to be a god. He is known to smell trouble with closed eyes.

Polynesian Leg Piece

Polynesian Leg Piece

Nice Polynesian Tattoo

This tattoo has shark teeth in it. Shark teeth denote protection.

Nice Polynesian Tattoo

Nice Polynesian Tattoo

Polynesian Tribal Freehand Tattoo

This tattoo has the face of Tiki in it. He is inked for a good omen against evil.

Polynesian Tribal Freehand Tattoo

Polynesian Tribal Freehand Tattoo

Full Sleeve Tattoo

Full sleeve tattoos are common among celebrities today. They display these tattoos to connect to their fans.

Full Sleeve Tattoo

Full Sleeve Tattoo

Polynesian Sweet Tattoo

This tattoo almost looks like a scarf is wrapped around the person’s neck.

Polynesian Sweet Tattoo

Polynesian Sweet Tattoo

Nice Hand Tattoo

The parts in this tattoo look like the armoury used by warriors in ancient times.

Nice Hand Tattoo

Nice Hand Tattoo

Polynesian Tribal Heart

This is polynesian tribal art inked in the shape of a heart.

Polynesian Tribal Heart

Polynesian Tribal Heart

Tribal Hand Tattoo

This tattoo looks like stripes of designed cloth is wrapped around his arm.

Tribal Hand Tattoo

Tribal Hand Tattoo

Tribal Polynesian

This tattoo signifies of an important achievement in this person’s life. He has achieved a new social status as well.

Tribal Polynesian

Tribal Polynesian

Polynesian Faces Tattoo

This tattoo has many faces hidden in this tattoo. The tattoo is inked on the inner side of the wrist.

Polynesian Faces Tattoo

Polynesian Faces Tattoo

Very Nice Tribal Polynesian

This is a colored polynesian tattoo inked on the shoulder. Generally, Polynesian tattoos are known to be in black ink.

Very Nice Tribal Polynesian

Very Nice Tribal Polynesian

Old Tribal Tattoo

This tattoo signifies a rise in social ranking of the person. This is an old tribal tattoo.

Old Tribal Tattoo

Old Tribal Tattoo

Polynesian Shark

Sharks are sacred animals in polynesian. Shark tattoos are often inked for protection from enemies.

Polynesian Shark

Polynesian Shark

Polynesian Design Tattoo

This is a simple polynesian design tattoo. It is inked on the shoulder.

Polynesian Design Tattoo

Polynesian Design Tattoo

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