- ====Family Coat of Arms====
Getting a coat of arms tattoo or a family crest isn’t something taken lightly. Most that get these styles of tattoos get them because of a deeper reasoning. It should be aware that there may be more than one family crest for the same name. For example, the Irish name O’Connor has dozens of differentiating crests.
Celtic tattoos and body art (as well as other tribal tattoos) have been very popular for the past decade. The graceful, timeless beauty of these designs seem to lend themselves particularly well to tattoo art. Think of Celtic knots, crosses and spirals – or, more often than not, an intricate combination -- which are often seen as black armband or sleeve tattoos.
Many non-Gaelic names were brought into the country, especially during the seventeenth century. At the time it was a disadvantage to have a Gaelic or Irish-sounding name, so many of the native names were "anglicized" into a similar Anglo or Scottish name.
- Aztec and Mexican Tattoos
Mexican take their themes from those of ancient Mayan, Inca and Aztec art, a very distinctive look that’s different from most other types of tattoo designs, yet instantly recognizable. The bold, geometric patterns of Mexican tattoos make them very well suited to tattoo art.
- Native American tattoo
The tribal styles we see today originate from various old tribes like those from Borneo, the Haida, the Native Americans, the Celtic tribes, the Maori and other Polynesian tribes. The shapes and motifs of these tribal tattoos are deeply rooted in the tribe’s mythology and view of the world.
The traditional tattoo artist aims to reflect the social and religious values of the tribe in his tattoo designs. Recurring themes are the rituals of the tribe, the ancestors, the origins of the world and the relationship with the gods.
- Hawaiian Tattoos
Hawaiian tattoos and body art have a history of thousands of years and experience a renewed popularity since the 90s, together with other tribal tattoo styles. Aloha! There’s more to Hawaii than flowers and leis, after all – the Hawaiian islands are a part of a larger chain, the Polynesian Islands, which include other island cultures such as the Maori and the Samoan, tribal communities with a rich tattoo tradition.
- Egyptian tattoos
Like many other tattoo designs from mythology or ancient cultures, are growing in popularity. It’s all a part of the modern conception of tattoos – no longer limited to gang members, sailors or members of an underworld subculture, tattoos are going mainstream. They are tasteful, socially acceptable, and a great way of exploring and utilizing art imagery from all over the world. Egyptian tattoos are beautiful and striking images from the ancient past.