Tribal sun tattoos may just be the tattoo of all tattoos, after all the sun is the source of all energy. Without the sun we have no life on earth, perhaps that is the reason through history most cultures worshiped the sun as a god. Generally speaking tribal sun tattoos do have universal symbolic meaning, and here are a few of them rebirth, endurance, and strength. Tribal sun tattoos are a personal choice that are very popular with both men and women and can allow you to send a message that sums up in a visual image what is important to you.
Currently very popular tribal sun tattoos include the sun with the four astrological elements; earth, wind, fire and water. Another version closely related is the tribal sun and moon tattoos.
Here’s an idea, consider a tribal rising sun tattoo with very prominent flames raising upwards out of the sea, this will show the element of fire and water. Your tattoo artist with his or her expertise can add the elements of the earth and feeling of movement to the wind. Also talk about adding some color to this tat, the use of red or orange in the flames or even fading them to black will make them stand out. Blue or a dark green ink will bring life to the water. Using a semi circular pattern to the wind will give an additional impression of movement. You may wish to use a symbol that represents yourself as the earth, and the tribal sun as your life giving force which without you could not survive. These are often seen covering a large area of skin with a good amount of detail; using the shoulder and arm is a good place to start.
Tribal sun tattoos work very well with the moon. There are many patterns for men and women to choose from. The tribal sun tattoos are great looking all on the own, but as many have noticed, tribal body art has a way of drawing the eye from one section to the other and back; even simple barbed wire pattern has movement. Tribal sun tattoos look very good when combined with another symbol or background art or simply the sun on its own. When combined, you may consider using a half and half design to the inner circle of the sun; for instance, a face for the sun portion and a half moon waxing or waning on the second half. Your tattoo artist can help you with their experience, their galleries, and when selecting colors to help bring your tat to life.
When looking for tribal sun tattoos, the possibilities will be many. Whether you are looking for a traditional dark colored ink design or possibly want to add some color to the tat, discuss this with your tattoo artist. Planning, research and placement of tribal sun tattoos plays a key role in how much enjoyment you will receive from this body art.