Although tribal designs in general have gotten a bad reputation over the years, tribal snake tattoos can be complex and interesting if the designs are crafted with care and precision.
The serpentine figure has been a notoriously sexy symbol throughout history, conjuring up images of the garden of Eden and beyond for centuries.
There is something exciting yet dangerous about snakes, an element of juxtaposition many in the tattoo community find especially appealing.
Tribal snake tattoos can work well as part of a larger, more compelling piece, but they also stand alone nicely. Whether they are colored in with blocks of rich greens and browns and yellows, or simply outlined in bold black, leaving negative space showing through, tribal snake tattoos always symbolize virility and strength.
One highlight of tribal snake tattoos is the variety available. The multitude of different snake species in existence, coupled with the imagination of the individual tattoo artist, can all be illustrated in tattoo form. Popular ideas for tribal snake tattoo designs include cobras, rattlesnakes, snake-dragon hybrids and many more.
One of the most important things to remember is tribal doesn’t have to be boring or dated! A good artist should be able to work with their client to come up with a unique, one-of-a-kind design that will blow the stale flash on the shop wall right out of the water.