Second to tattoos of people's faces, tribal are the worst. I am not a judgemental person by nature, but I will absolutely judge you a little bit if I see you have a tribal tat.
Maybe it's because all of my earliest experiences of people, well, guys, with those tattoos are all awful. In college, it seems like it's the first tattoo guys get. Almost as if there is some sort of timeless ritual into manhood by getting some sort of tribal tat emblazoned on your bicep. Ugh. Gross.
I'm older now, so I'm not sure if it's still the first tattoo guys run out and get once they're able to get a tattoo. Maybe someone can enlighten me, but I feel like what I see now are kids being at least a little more creative. So, that's good. But who decided tribal tattoos were the thing to get in the first place?
It's pretty bad to appropriate a tribe's distinctive artwork for your own. I get it if you're family has ties to a tribe, but... I'm going to guess that 9.9 times out of 10, they don't.
Or even the "tramp stamp" tribal work on the lower back women. College girls-- don't. Just don't. Or butterflies. No.
He's got a nice chest, but no.
D-bag arm band
Tribal tat AND butterfly. Ugh.
Arm tribal tat
Tribal tat down back
“... it seems like it's the first tattoo guys get.”
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