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Tribal sun tattoos are universally appealing. The sun has had a religious and symbolic significance in many ancient cultures. The sun was seen as a giver of life, and the sun was worshiped as a powerful deity. The warm sun rays emmited from the sun signified a sense of protection from other elements. Embellishing the skin with a tribal sun tattoo promoted this sense of protection and well-being.
Tribal sun tattoo designs vary from culture to culture. In Mayan cultures, these tribal sun tattoos often were the mark of leadership. Celts also used tribal sun tattoos as a means of identifying various sects within their own native heritage. In early Middle Eastern cultures, their sun god, Re, was deified as the pillar of importance to their existence among other such demi-gods.
Contemporary images of tribal sun tattoos range from those with simple, one color, spidery sun rays to those with hundreds of brilliant rays that appear as one. Choosing a tribal sun tattoo design incorporates personal, cultural or iconoclastic symbols. From graceful to imposing, each tribal sun tattoo speaks of an individual’s signature style.
Sun tattoo designs are sometimes combined with a moon or star image, or both – because these three make up the complete set of heavenly bodies. Again, this set of three images is seen in a great variety of styles. We see sun tattoos in old school, flash type designs, where they might be part of a much larger and more complex composition. For some people, though, the best sun tattoos are the simplest ones.
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