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Hi! You've reached TribalShapes.com. This is a website dedicated to providing all types of original tribal tattoo designs and kanji tattoos for free. All images shown here are specially made for this website, and won't be found in another one.

Besides tattoo designs, you will also find a bunch of information about the art of tattoos and tattooing. If you want further reading, go to the tattoo articles section, where most of the information about tattoos can be found. This may aid you in the decision making process.

Are you ready for a tattoo?

If you have already read some of our articles, and you feel you are ready to make a decision, you can start browsing the different categories of our website.

TribalShapes.com has gathered an incredible amount of free tattoo designs for you, ready to print and use. The collection in this website is numerous and varied, but the most important thing is that it's always growing. At this time, our designers are adding, approximately, three tribal tattoos a week, and besides, new kanji translations are being added on a monthly basis. So don't forget to check the site regularly and see what's new.

Check out the free tattoo designs on our database

So, you're ready to take a look at our free tattoo designs! Here is all of our artwork conveniently divided into categories. Choose the one you like the most or start from the first one and continue with the rest.

Animals

What is it with animal tattoos that everybody wants them? These tattoos have been on the skins of people for a long time, and even longer on their paintings, sculptures and carvings. In fact, cave paintings from the Paleolithic age showing animals are a good piece of evidence that shows how far the close relationship between these creatures and human art goes.

Animals are always present in the lives and in the minds of most people. They are companions, friends, role models, even heroes for us.

There are plenty of reasons why people choose to get one of these tattoos, and they may all be unique, but there are two main ones that most people consider prominent.

The first one is the empathy or affect they feel towards a particular animal. Even when this seems to be a little shallow, it is a very common reason. The other reason is that people usually feel represented by or reflected in a virtue or characteristic of a particular animal.

Whatever your case is, if you're looking for this type of tattoos, don't miss our collection of animal tattoo designs!

Arm bands

Arm bands constitute a very popular type of tattoo, because they fit perfectly in some parts of the human anatomy. As their name implies, arm band tattoos can be perfectly worn around the arms, but they are not strictly limited to this part of the body. You can wear an arm band tattoo in other cylindrical body parts as the legs, the ankles and the wrists. In some cases, they will also look good in some areas like the upper back, right under the neck, and in the lower back.

Lower back tattoos are very similar to arm bands, with the small difference that they usually tend to have the central part a little lower than the sides, although this rule isn't true in every case. These tattoos are among the most popular for girls and are usually associated with sensuality.

TribalShapes.com brings you a very large category with both, arm band and lower back tattoos ready for you to print and get them inked. Don't miss them!

Celestial bodies

The universe weights heavily on our minds and our history. The stars have been the center of many cultures, some of them so antique that we barely know of their existence.

Is it our attraction to the unknown what makes the universe so interesting? Well, we're probably very far from answering that question, but what we can say for sure is that many people would like to have a sun tattoo on their skin. Wouldn't you?

If this is your case, you've come to the right place, because our category of celestial bodies tattoos, has a great number of 100% original suns, stars and moons waiting for you. Take a look!

Evil creatures

Are you a bad boy/girl? Then you will love this section of the site; yes, this are the evil creature tattoos!

Demon tattoos? Skull tattoos? Ghost tattoos? Yes, they are all great and give us that sweet feeling of rebellion.

Everyone who has a dark side will enjoy browsing our demoniac tattoos. Don't wait any longer and choose your favorite tattoo from this section of our website.

Flowers and plants

Like with animal tattoos, we can show our sympathy and preference for some type of flower, plant or tree with one of these designs. They are original and there are many options.

Some people choose them because of their beauty and charm, and some may seek to reflect through them a deep respect for such beautiful creations of nature.

Flower tattoos are probably more commonly worn by women, but if you're a man and think you won't find anything suitable for you in this category, take a minute and have a quick look at, for example, our magnificent trees collection.

Hearts

These are a classic among the classics. The heart has for generations been considered the key part of the body, the organ where feelings reside, where the soul is. It has always served as a symbol of uncountable expressions, and it continues to be tattooed in the skins of men and women to this day.

If you look at celebrities, you'll see that many of them show proudly their heart tattoos. This is the case of: Miley Cyrus, Ewan Mc. Gregor, Ricky Martin, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne, among many others.

Don't hesitate any longer and get inside this category right now!

Kanji

Kanji tattoos became so popular for occidental people, that it isn't hard to walk down the street and see one of these. The combination of significance and beauty of these characters is something that almost nobody can resist.

Don't you think these symbols look themselves like a piece of art? We, occidentals, find these Japanese characters incredibly attractive. Their beauty together with their meaning will give as a result your personal kanji tattoo.

If like us, you just love this type of symbols, you've reached the perfect place, because here, in TribalShapes.com, we have an incredible collection of kanji tattoos reflecting all kind of words and phrases. Plus, the translations to Japanese are all made and certified by one of the best translation companies on the Internet: Applied Language Solutions.

Take a look now, and see if you find that word or phrase that reflects what you are, what you desire or what you believe in.

Mythological

Let's share our passion for that fantastic world where sorcerers and dragons have the most incredible battles. Yes, this is the world of mythology, a place to find the most perfect tattoo designs of dragons, flying serpents and phoenix, creatures born from the deepest corners of the human psyche.

Wherever or whenever they were born, these creatures are here to take over our imagination. With their long fangs and sharp claws, or their wings made of fire, they certainly catch our eyes and make us ask ourselves, how do they look so cool?

Our collection of dragons is a very special and valued part of our website, as we've been very dedicated to make it grow in number of designs and quality. As result, you will find a generous quantity of such tattoos. So don't wait any longer, and go see it for yourself.

Music

Ohhh music! Am I wrong or are you also listening to music at this very moment? I think not. Music is such an important part in our lives, that if it wasn't there, we wouldn't have harmony, dreams or emotion. That is why TribalShapes.com has added this new category to its database.

Yes, from now on, here you will find tattoo designs with all types of musical instruments and notes, submerged into the most beautiful tribal shapes you could imagine.

If you feel the fever of rock, pop, rap or reggae, this is your place, because here you will find a design that identifies your passion.

This category was born because you asked for it, so don't hesitate to come back and see what new stuff you can come upon!

Other shapes

Well, yes... this is some kind of dump where all of our designs, that for some reason don't fit in other categories, end up. But wait! Don't think you won't find awesome designs in here because of that.

Most ancient tribal tattoos were born as irregular shapes that didn't look like animals, or flowers or anything else. In fact they were just random lines placed on different parts of the body for decorative reasons. Their evolution, through time and culture, ended in a modern type of tribal tattoos not that far from the original, composed by the same black lines, sometimes having different thickness or angles.

So if you want to have one of those decorative tattoos that look great if they find the right place in your body, this is your spot. Come in and enjoy browsing different shapes, regular or irregular, long or short, with thick or thin lines. You may find that tribal tattoo that fits your body perfectly.

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