Filipino Tattoos are popular among the Philippine people. Tattoos have a rich history in Philippines. These were worn by the various tribes. Tattoos signified a source of accomplishment and ranks. Warriors inked tattoos on their chests and head to show strength. Women inked tattoos as well. Some tribes inked tattoos in specific places as per their tribal lineage. The Visays and The Mindanao tribal women wore tattoos on their arms and wrists. Whereas the Luzon mountain tribes wore tattoos on their full chest and arms. For women, tattoos were a mark of beauty.
These tattoos are popular today also. But, they are not worn for the same reason as the earlier days. Today, tattoos are a sign of fashion. People want to have something that makes them different from the other people. Tattooing is also a part of expressing one‘s inner desires, dealing with one‘s inner fears or just being in touch with yourself or your loved ones. Tattoos today have gone long way from just being fashion statements.
So, here‘s a look at some Filipino tattoo designs
Filipino Sun Tattoo
A black colored sun with three stars made on the hand and completed with two flowers on the wrist.
This is a detailed tattoo covering the full hand and showing mother Mary on the arm.
This tattoo is a representative picture of the Buddha meditating and surrounded by bamboo trees.
Tattoo on the Arm
Historically, Filipinos inked tattoos on their arms to celebrate victories after war. This tattoo is one such kind.
Philippine Sun and Stars
This tattoo depicts the sun and three stars, thus representing a part of nature.
This tattoo is representative of the baybayin script having mostly S-shaped and wavy letters.
The sun and three stars reflecting in the Filipino flag are depicted here in this tattoo.
This tattoo represents the Filipino flag with its blue and red stripes and the sun and stars.
This tattoo has alphabets of the Baybayin script. This has been made on the waist.
This is tattoo made in black on the fingers and hand extending to the wrist. It is a simple tattoo.
Tribal Leg Tattoo
This tattoo is made on the leg and depicts the sun carved within an intricate design.
This tattoo represents the unison of two countries Philippines and United States of America.
Tattoos on the feet were done by historically by Filipino women and were seen as marks of beauty.
The popular tattoo is the sun and stars which appears on the Filipino flag. This is often inked on the arm.
Filipino Tattoo on Guys
Tattoos on arms and chest were a symbol of strength and power in olden days in Philippines and were worn by soldiers.
Cross on the Back
Tattoo in the form of a cross on the back is also a popular tattoo design that is inked by many people.
Popular Philippine Flag
Another tattoo showing the sun and the stars which feature on the Filipino flag.
Tattoo on the Biceps
This tattoo is inked on the biceps and represents strength and vigor for males.
Cross on the Back
Another way of depicting a cross. This has been inked on the back.
Tattoo on the Shoulder
This tattoo has a bird engraved in the middle of the sun. The only other color used is red.
Girl in Tattoos
She has inked one tattoo on her each of her hand. The right hand has tattoo on her arm and the left hand has a tattoo of a lady on her inner wrist.
Hand and Baybayin
This tattoo has a palm on the upper end followed by Baybayin script.
Tattoo on the Chest
Tattoos on the chest of males signified strength, power and are worn by warriors.
Traditional Filipino Tattoo
This is a traditional Filipino tattoo inked on the arm. This is a classic tattoo made in black ink.
A rose tattoo on the neck looks very beautiful. Red color of the rose looks very nice.
Different tribes in Philippines wore different tattoos. The sun and the stars formed a part of many of tattoos.
Cross with sun and stars
This is a cross inked inside the sun. The three stars are placed around the cross in a triangular manner.
Sun on the Leg
This tattoo has the sun surrounded by other intricate design. This looks awesome on the leg.
Tattoos on the Chest
Historically, this kind of tattoos were worn by Bontoc Igorots men and symbolised the number of humans they killed during their hunt.
A tattoo on the full chest were worn by the tribal leaders and elders during the earlier times in Philippines.