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23 Badass Tribal Tattoo Ideas for Women

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Tribal tattoos have become very popular all over the world. This is no surprise because tribal tattoos feature stunning patterns. When choosing a tribal tattoo, you can look at different cultures and be inspired by their designs to create an amazing piece of body art. It is important to respect where the pattern came from. So, try to choose one that has meaning to you, maybe you have a connection with the place or people where it originated from or maybe you resonate with what the tattoo means. To give you some tattoo inspiration, we have found 23 gorgeous tribal tattoo designs. There is a tattoo for everyone, whether you want a large piece of body art or something subtler. Take a look, you will love them all!

1. Bold Shoulder Tribal Tattoo

The first tattoo that we have to show you is a bold shoulder piece. A beautiful tribal design has been tattooed on the shoulder and it features striking patterns. This is a tattoo that will wow and the shape of the design is perfect for the shoulder area. A tattoo like this is a great for those who want a large piece of body art.

2. Full Leg Tattoo with Tribal Patterns

This tattoo idea is one of our favorites because it is stunning, unique and it really makes a statement. Here we have two Polynesian tribal tattoos. One covers the whole leg and the other is on the thigh and around the knee cap. We really love the full leg tattoo because it is such an amazing work of art. A tattoo like that is for those who are very committed to body art. You can recreate this or maybe even have a smaller version. Maybe just on the calf or thigh. The other beautiful tattoo can be recreated too.

3. Hand and Finger Tattoo Design

The hands are one of the most popular places to be tattooed and next we have a gorgeous design to show you. For this tattoo, a tribal pattern has been placed on the thumb, index finger and wrist. The design features beautiful Polynesian style patterns. This tattoo suits that area of the hand perfectly. You can try a similar tattoo to this or try a different pattern in the same area.

4. Geometric Tribal Tattoo

Next, we have a beautiful back tattoo to show you. This one has a geometric look because the tribal pattern has been placed inside a diamond shape. We love this because it creates such a unique piece of body art. Above and below the diamond, there are also smaller patterns. It is a stunning tattoo and you can recreate this or try using different patterns in the diamond. You could have a similar design placed elsewhere on the body such as the arm or leg.

5. Ornate Ankle Tattoo Idea

There are so many different tribal patterns, this next idea has been inspired by Samoan tattoos. The design is placed around the ankle and features a similar geometric pattern. It is a very bold piece and it extends onto the foot. A tattoo like this will look amazing on anyone. You can recreate this or you could try a smaller version around the ankle.

6. Pretty Arm Tattoo

If you are looking for a more delicate tattoo, then this could be perfect for you. Here we have a stunning arm tattoo that features softer lines and beautiful patterns. There is a mix of designs including flowers and repeat patterns. You can have a band like this around your arm like the image or maybe try it around your leg or ankle. Different patterns can be added as well, so you can really make a tattoo like this unique.

Pretty Tribal Arm Tattoo

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7. Arm Tattoo with a Patterned Swirl and Flowers

Tribal tattoos for ladies often feature beautiful tropical flowers. This next tattoo has a gorgeous spiral pattern with a pretty flower. The spiral starts on the shoulder and it extends onto the arm. All of the spiral has tribal patterns. This is a stunning and bold design. Try a similar piece of body art or add some color to the flower.

8. Statement Making Tribal Collar Bones and Chest Tattoo

This next tattoo is an amazing piece of body art! The tattoo design starts on one shoulder and extends across the collar bones, across the chest and ends on the other shoulder. It is a stunning design that decorates the body beautifully. This tattoo almost looks like a ornate piece of jewelry or armor. The design is based on Indian and Croatian tribal patterns.

Statement Making Tribal Collar Bones and Chest Tattoo

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9. Stunning Foot and Ankle Tattoo Idea

Next, we have another Polynesian inspired tattoo. This one features beautiful patterns that start on the foot and end just above the ankle. It is a gorgeous design and it is perfect for those who want a unique piece of body art. The design suits that part of the body perfectly and it has a Yin and Yang vibe too. We love this and think it will look amazing on anyone.

10. Intricate Neck Tattoo Design

Neck tattoos are another popular piece of body art and this next one is just wow! The design begins just below the hair and extends onto the back. It features so many amazing and intricate patterns. This is a stunning work of art and it is great for the ladies who want a statement making tattoo. You can recreate this neck tattoo or try using different tribal patterns. If it is too big for your taste, then you could also make the pattern smaller and only tattoo the area on the back of the neck.

Tribal Back Tattoo Idea

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11. Magical Sun and Moon Tattoo

The next tattoo features a sun and a moon and both are adorned with beautiful tribal patterns. Each symbol can mean something different. A tribal sun can represent many things including light, life, creativity, leadership and growth. The moon can symbolize respect, fertility and a deep connection with nature. So when you put them together, you have one powerful tattoo. It is a pretty tattoo and you can recreate it or maybe just have either the sun or the moon. Choose the one that represents why you want the tattoo.

12. Beautiful Tribal Leg Tattoo with Flowers

Earlier in the post we shared an amazing leg tattoo. If you loved that idea, then you need to take a look at this too. Here we have another design that covers the leg from thigh to ankle. This one only covers one side of the leg. It features tribal patterns and beautiful flowers. It just shows how different tattoos can be created. This is perfect for someone who wants a bold and striking tattoo.

13. Stunning Tribal Tattoo Idea

This next tattoo is another one of our favorites. Here we have a unique hand tattoo that features a moon and tribal patterns. These patterns are inspired by Hajichi and they are based on popular tribal designs. It is a beautiful tattoo and it brings together different cultures. There is a version of the tattoo with a sun instead of a moon on the page below.

14. Diamond Tribal Patterns

If you liked the geometric style tribal tattoo, then this could be perfect for you too. This design is tattooed on the back and it is a long diamond shape. The diamond is adorned with intricate tribal patterns. It is a beautiful tattoo that can be recreate or you can try using different patterns. Try to keep the shape though because it looks amazing on the back.

15. Large Back Tattoo

Next, we have another back tattoo and it is bold and beautiful. One side of the back has been decorated with gorgeous tribal patterns. There is a line down the spine that separates the tattooed side from the other side of the back which is so striking. The tattoo also features beautiful tropical flowers. This design is great for those who want a large and intricate piece of body art.

16. Amazing Matching Foot Tattoos

Looking for a beautiful tribal foot tattoo? Then this is for you! Here we have two matching tattoos that are placed on both feet. The tattoos feature a stunning geometric and symmetrical design that is inspired by Berber tribal patterns. It is an amazing tattoo idea. Recreate this or you could try the design on only one foot.

17. Pretty Flowers with Tribal Patterns

If you love the floral tattoos, then you need to check this out. This arm tattoo features three tropical flowers in different sizes. All of the flowers are surrounded by tribal patterns. The flowers look stunning and they are so striking with the tribal design. You can try a similar tattoo to this or use a smaller version which can be placed anywhere on the body. A pop of color can be added to the flowers.

18. Stylish Patterned Arm Tattoo

The next tattoo features a stylish arm design. This tattoo is a band shape and it is adorned with intricate tribal patterns. It is an awesome tattoo and it is great for those who want a bold tattoo but one that can also be covered up. Recreate this or use any tribal patterns to decorate the band.

19. Tribal Sleeve Tattoo

Sleeve tattoos have become so popular for women. Next, we have a tribal version to show you. From the shoulder to the wrist, the whole arm is decorated with tribal inspired patterns. There are flowers, repeat patterns and more. It is an amazing tattoo that will really wow everyone. You can have a similar tattoo or use tribal patterns that mean something to you to create your own sleeve.

20. Statement Making Hand and Wrist Tattoo

Next, we have another wrist and hand tattoo. This one features different types of tribal patterns and there are also two cute butterflies too. A tattoo like this will suit everyone and it can recreated with or without the butterflies. A similar design would look great on the ankle.

21. Dolphin with a Tribal Pattern

If you love animals, in particular dolphins, then this tattoo is for you. Here we have a beautiful black ink dolphin that is decorated with tribal patterns. When you see a tribal dolphin, it can symbolize your connection to nature, the ocean and it can represent family bonds too. It is a pretty and unique design that can be placed anywhere on the body.

22. Stylish Underboob Tattoo

Underboob and rib tattoos have become a must-have for women. Next, we have a version with tribal patterns to show you. As you can see, geometric shapes and swirls have been used to create an amazing design. This is a subtler tattoo as you can show it off when you choose to. Something like this will suit everyone and different tribal patterns can be used.

23. Hand Tattoo with Beautiful Patterns

The last tattoo that we have show you is a hand design. For this, the hand has been decorated with delicate and beautiful patterns. This is a stunning tattoo and it makes an elegant statement. A tattoo like this is great for someone who wants a daintier tribal tattoo. You can recreate this or choose one of the other tribal patterns to create a similar look.

We hope you have been inspired by these tribal tattoo ideas!

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