Tribal shoulder tattoos are popular since designs are often bold and striking because it is usually black in color. Men favor their arms and shoulders more whereas women want a tattoo in the waist area in the back. These type of tattoos can be in different forms and shape. Most of the designs are nature in content or Celtic symbols. Some tribal tattoos are animal in form and also zodiac signs because they convey messages of courage, strength, individuality, etc.
Tattoos are believed to have originated with old tribes from Malaysia, American Indians, Hawaii and others. Since there are different groups within a tribe, tribal tattoo is one of the ways that separate each group from another. It became a form of distinction and a sense of belonging to a particular group. Another belief of having a tribal tattoo is that the tattoo has magical power that can be transferred to the bearer or such design. Example, when a person is inked with a bear, it is believed that the person can has courage and strength as that to a bear.
Tribal shoulder tattoos are best placed in large areas like the back, shoulder, chest, forearm, or the length of the shoulder continuing to the chest area. As they say, the bigger and striking a tribal shoulder tattoo is, the better! Women favor the more intricate tribal shoulder tattoo designs that symbolize femininity, honesty, motherly, love, or anything that is on a feminine note though some fancy having big tattoos, women are like smaller and girly natured tattoos.
If you don't have any idea for a tribal shoulder tattoos, it will help to browse the Internet of go to a tattoo gallery where you can browse and pick the designs that you may want to get. If you want to be unique and don't want tattoos that are often used, do a research with older tribes and pick one that suits your taste and that conveys the message you want.