These beautiful tribal tattoos are rooted in historic and cultural sources. It includes high quality patterns from a renowned artist and bestselling author. Each design is accompanied by the meaning associated with it. In years past, our ancestors wore tattoos to mark a family achievement, to memorialise special occasions like marriage and child birth, to identify tribe members, to protect against enemies and misfortune and to celebrate victory in battle. Today, men and women wear tattoos to reflect their individuality. These new tribal tattoos are bold statements that are rooted in historic and cultural sources. Inside "Modern Tribal Tattoos", there are black work patterns that incorporate large solid areas with fine line accents, motif ideas, including totems and talismans, free-form designs based on long curved lines and fine delicate line work. Repeating elements, like triangles, spirals, suns and lines are also included to enhance large patterns. Today's favourite designs are included here, from bold triangle lines, spiked spirals, ragged curved lines to barb-wire. Each design includes the attributes or meaning associated with it like: Love and Affection; Bravery and Courage; Family; Friendship; Independence; Protection; Strength and much more. These high-quality patterns, from renowned artist and best-selling author of "Great Book of Tattoos" (9781565233324), Lora S. Irish, are ready to be replicated by tattoo artists, or personalised for craft projects.