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 the some Filipino tattoo designs
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Filipino Sun Tattoo A black colored sun with three stars made on the hand and completed with two flowers on the wrist.
Filipino Sun Tattoo
Sleeve Tattoo This is a detailed tattoo covering the full hand and showing mother Mary on the arm.
Buddha Tattoo 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.
Tattoo on the Arm
Philippine Sun and Stars This tattoo depicts the sun and three stars, thus representing a part of nature.
Philippine Sun and Stars
Lakas Baybayin This tattoo is representative of the baybayin script having mostly S-shaped and wavy letters.
Filipino Flag The sun and three stars reflecting in the Filipino flag are depicted here in this tattoo.
Filipino Flag This tattoo represents the Filipino flag with its blue and red stripes and the sun and stars.
Baybayin Tattoo This tattoo has alphabets of the Baybayin script. This has been made on the waist.
Hand Tattoo 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.
Tribal Leg Tattoo
Flag Tattoo This tattoo represents the unison of two countries Philippines and United States of America.
Tattooed Feet Tattoos on the feet were done by historically by Filipino women and were seen as marks of beauty.
Tattooed Arm 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.
Filipino Tattoo on Guys
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.
Cross on the Back
Popular Philippine Flag Another tattoo showing the sun and the stars which feature on the Filipino flag.
Popular Philippine Flag
Tattoo on the Biceps This tattoo is inked on the biceps and represents strength and vigor for males.
Tattoo on the Biceps
Cross on the Back Another way of depicting a cross. This has been inked on the back.
Cross 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.
Tattoo on the Shoulder
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.
Girl in Tattoos
Hand and Baybayin This tattoo has a palm on the upper end followed by Baybayin script.
Hand and Baybayin
Tattoo on the Chest Tattoos on the chest of males signified strength, power and are worn by warriors.
Tattoo on the Chest
Traditional Filipino Tattoo This is a traditional Filipino tattoo inked on the arm. This is a classic tattoo made in black ink.
Traditional Filipino Tattoo
Rose Tattoo A rose tattoo on the neck looks very beautiful. Red color of the rose looks very nice.
Tribal Tattoos 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.
Cross with sun and stars
Sun on the Leg This tattoo has the sun surrounded by other intricate design. This looks awesome on the leg.
Sun 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.
Tattoos on the Chest
Tribal Tattoos A tattoo on the full chest were worn by the tribal leaders and elders during the earlier times in Philippines.