Tribal tattoo designs are popular even till date. The art of tribal tattoo designs has been handed down since the ancient days. The tribal tattoo art has a rich source of popular forms such as dragons, butterflies, flames, hearts, scorpions etc, but the one that is most often requested is the tribal sun tattoo design. The sun tattoo need not necessarily mean the use of the traditional form. These have been modified to suit modern tastes as well. The ancient days saw the tattoos being used to mark a particular person as a member of a certain tribe. Today, tribal tattoo art is used to make a fashion statement and also at times, to ‘belong’ to a particular group as well. Most tribal tattoo enthusiasts swear by the beauty of the tribal sun tattoo design. So, what is it, that has made these tribal sun tattoos a popular form for all? Read on to more some facts about the same. Tribal Sun Tattoo Design: The form of the sun has always caught my fancy as well. When I finally had my first encounter with a tattoo artist on the sunny beaches of Goa, (although he showed me various designs), it was the tribal sun tattoo design that helped me to make up my mind instantly! (Which is not the case, always!) Although, I did not go in for a permanent tattoo, this design will remain etched in my mind forever because of the beauty and the balance of the form. The sun designs have always been popular for their look as well as the meaning they portray. The sun has enchanted our ancestors for various reasons. Most mythologies have a reference in context to the sun as well. The sun is the cause for dawn and dusk and is also a powerful source of energy. For the Asians, the Japanese and the Hindus, the sun holds a prominent position even in the ancient scriptures. In Europe, various cultures worshiped the sun in their own way. The Norse worshiped Freyr who is the God of both, the sun as well as the rain. In parts of Western Africa, people lived under the rule of Liza. He was the African God who was associated with the sun. Liza was always thought to be a fierce male deity. He was always shown grouped together with Mawu (the Moon), who was supposedly his faithful partner. The Aztecs worshiped the sun god Huitzilopochtil. For the Native Americans of North America the sun was considered to be the guardian of the day. The sun was worshiped for its strength and the energy it generated throughout the day. Therefore, since ancient times, the tribal sun tattoo design has been adorned as an honor for the deity. The tribal sun tattoos are known to symbolize a kind of a partnership between life and the sun. In this modern world, sporting tribal sun tattoos does not always mean the person uses it, to worship the sun. Tribal sun tattoos are worn for their visual appeal and form. Tattoo artists can bring amazing variations to the basic sun form with the use of colors and styles. Tribal sun tattoos are known to have different meanings; this depends largely on the patterns. Some of them can have a fun and freaky element whereas some can symbolize anger or strength. The sun symbolizes power, dignity, shining truth, strength, leadership, force and creativity. These are used in various forms such as the Celtic suns, eye of the Horus sun, sun with the moon and stars, tribal sun, Aztec sun etc. When you are going in for a tribal sun design, choose a perfect tribal sun tattoo design that matches your personality and flaunt the same on your arm, legs, chest, belly button (The sun looks fab around the belly button), back or even your waist. Combine them with other forms and add variation to the design. Flaunt your tribal tattoo sun design and watch the others turn green with envy!





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