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Glossary Definition - Tribal Tattoo


Definition: Popular form of abstract art for the skin. Usually solid black.
Common Misspellings: trible, tribel, tribble
Although deriving from some forms of ancient tribal art, tribal tattoos today have no significant meaning. They are random patterns of lines and curves put together to create and abstract form of art. While tribal tattoos are generally solid black, tattoo artists recently have experimented with bolder colors and added effects (such as windbars) to make them more appealing.

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