Rib tattoos have long been used in the rituals of some tribal communities. The designs are used to display certain tribal secrets, world knowledge, as well as the wearer’s own knowledge. They were also used to display warrior status and ranking within a tribe.
Tribal tattoos give you the freedom to be as spiritual and imaginative as you like, as they represent spirituality and freedom, and can be made in many patterns.
The whirls and lines of tribal markings will highlight your ribcage and the muscles surrounding it. Tattoos can be intrepid or feral; meaning they can follow a certain pattern or be totally wild and random. Intrepid lines and geometric symbols are used to show the belief systems and knowledge of certain tribes, which makes the tattoos even more interesting.
The large palette of the rib area: from just under the chest all the way down to the hip; make it easy to create large, elaborate tattoo designs that will look like amazing works of art. Designs include tribal Zodiac motifs, spirit animals, Maori tribal markings, dragons or the bright and colorful Mexican tribal markings.