Tiki man refers to the first man created by the Maori Gods according to their mythology. Since ancient times, the Tiki man has been represented in the form of a wooden pole that is carved in a human-like shape. It looks very similar to the Red Indian totem pole but is less complicated in its carvings. Even today, a Tiki man is used by the New Zealand Maoris to demarcate a boundary for a sacred site.
Nowadays having a Tiki tattoo is a trend that has caught on very rapidly.
The tattoos have a modern look despite having an ethnic theme.
When you want an ethnic theme but a modern looking tattoo, the tattoo of Tiki is a brilliant option. These tattoos look crazily trendy. According to their mythology, the Tiki man is the first New Zealand Maori man created by their Gods. Till the tattoo movement started, the Tiki man was usually a roughly carved totem pole man carved out of wood. Today‘s tattoos retain the spirit of the Tiki man yet look very stylish and modern. This combo of ethnic and chic is what makes these tattoos very popular. For those who like such a combination, this is a superb collection of tattoos worth imitating.
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This Tiki tattoo in black and blue shades is dark and very stylish. It could cover up older unwanted tattoo.
Real Wood Tiki
This sad-looking Tiki tattoo looks as if it has been made out of real wood. As tattoo art it is brilliant.
The Tiki man combines with the skull and flowers around it to form great tattoo art.
The Tiki man in this tattoo is designed with intricate lines and shading making it very classy.
Tiki Man Tattoo
This is a very artistic representation of the Tiki man. The tattoo has brilliant shading and classic lines.
This tattoo has superb bright colors. The bulbous eyes make it a caricatured version of the Tiki man.
This Tiki tattoo is a brilliant art form. The colors used make it look like the original wooden Tiki man.
The vibrant pink, orange, blue and green colors make this Tiki tattoo a great attention grabber.
The Tiki man drawn with the classic geometric shapes of a tribal tattoo makes this a superlative Tiki tattoo.
This is a bright and colorful Tiki tattoo. The Tiki man seems to emit light from his forehead.
This gargoyle like Tiki man is brilliant art form despite its hideous appearance.
This is a classy tattoo. The Tiki man is tattooed to look like it‘s made of real redwood.
This is a bright totem-like Tiki tattoo that looks almost like real wood. The vivid colors look great.
To Match The Totem
Just as the Tiki man totem is carved roughly, this Tiki tattoo has a rough and ethnic look.
All Over The Back
This Tiki tattoo on the back looks unusual. Black, blue and green colors have been used with great style.
The Tiki God mask makes this a fantastic Tiki tattoo. The simple lines and shading are truly classy.
This totem like Tiki man tattoo looks superb with its artistic shading. This is great tattoo art.
The Tiki man with the owl‘s wings is a classic Tiki man representation. It looks brilliant as a tattoo.
Almost Alive Tiki
The vibrant colors and fantastic design of the tattoo has almost brought the Tiki man to life.
The armed warrior-like stance of the Tiki man makes this a brilliant Tiki tattoo worth copying.
The simple shading yet classy design of this Tiki man is a superlative form of tattoo art.
This Tiki man looks like he is in control of the universe. As tattoo art it is worth imitating.
Very Modern Tiki
A putt and a mug of beer make this Tiki tattoo very modern. It is an unusual piece of tattoo art.
Tiki Watching Over All
Tiki man watches over all living forms. This Tiki tattoo looks great with its classic shading.
This Tiki tattoo is a show piece. The vibrant colors and artistic lines are great attention grabbers.
I don’t recognize what a tiki is but I think it’s a totem design. ^^ The tiki designs here looks cool. ^^
Not so familiar with this type of tattoo design but these tattoos have a modern look. These tattoos look crazily trendy.