15 Goan Tribal Tattoo Design Styles For Men – Gupta Tattoo Studio Goa
The art of tattooing was once an integral part of tribal culture in the Goa, India. Unfortunately, by the 1500s, the practice had all but fallen by the wayside due to the influence of invaders such as the Portuguese Conquistadors.
Now, true Goan tribal tattoos (called batek in the Goa) are a rarity, and a Goan tattoo artist will only ink these designs on clients of Goan heritage. Many modern Goan frown on tattooing in general.
As far as the designs common to this style, Goan tribal tattoos often draw inspiration from nature. Traditionally, an artist tattooed scenes and symbols highlighting aspects of the area where they themselves grew up. For example, if an artist grew up near a mountain range with a river running through it, symbols depicting mountains and rivers would likely feature in their designs.
Goan tribal tattoos offered men protection, represented a tribe member’s bravery in battle, or signified their tribe status. As with many forms of indigenous tattooing, repetitive, meticulous patterns were commonplace, as opposed to the elaborate, photo-realistic images often seen in modern Western tattooing.
These patterns included circles, diamonds, as well as rudimentary shapes of dogs, men and eagles. Armbands were popular choices as far as placement, as were full chest pieces. All parts of the body except hands and feet were considered prime real estate for ink.
Below you’ll find a mix of both modern to traditional tribal styles in addition to everything else in between.
Mens manly goan tribal tattoo designs half sleeve
Modern full arm sleeve male goan tribal tattoo designs
Negative space flag sun half sleeve goan tribal male tattoo
Pattern sleeve and chest goan tribal tattoo designs for males
Quarter sleeve shoulder guys goan tribal tattoo design idea inspiration
Remarkable stomach lower chest goan tribal tattoos for males
Shoulder and back goan tribal tattoo ideas for gentlemen
Shoulder goan male tattoos
Sleeve traditional black ink goan tribal tattoos for men
Traditional old school goan tribal tattoo designs for guys
Unique mens half back goan tribal tattoos
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