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Triple Strength Tribal Dragons

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Egyptian King Tattoo Design

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Tribal Tiger

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Pacific Northwest Coast Native Eagles

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Tribal Tuna Fish

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Tribal Bear Claw of Strength

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Pacific Northwest Coast Native Sun

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Stylized Tribal Extreme Cross

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American Stylized Tribal Lion

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Tribal Sun Eagle

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Tribal Triple Lucky Strength Dragons

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Tribal Dragon

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Egyptian Queen

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Tribal Moon

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Tribal&Body-Art Fusion Tattoo

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Tribal & Body-Art Strength Knot

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Tribal Rose

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Tribal Styled Name


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Haida Sun

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New Age and Hip SUN



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Tribal Sun

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Kokopeli Tattoo

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Ancient Tribal Black Strength Dragon

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Tribal Eagle Photo

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Pacific Northwest Coast Style Wolf

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Custom Tribal dragon Tattoo North coast style sun Tribal and Body-Art together

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Haida Orca Tattoo
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Tribal around Egyptian Eye Tribal with Gothic style cross

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Tribal Skull Cross
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Tribal Bear Claw Tattoo
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Tribal Tattoos


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Mystic River Tattoo

Sean Penn Back Tattoo


Tattoo that John Cool Designed that was used in Clint Eastwood's movie"MYSTIC RIVER" staring Sean Penn as the character "Jimmy Markum" a South Boston Irish mobster with this Body-Art styled cross Tattooed on his back

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Triple Strength Tribal Dragons CLICK  to DOWNLOAD this design at our store

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Tribal Back Tattoo

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Lizard Sun Tribal

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Old English USMC Devil Dog

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Tribal Butterfly

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Tribal Butterfly Lower Back

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Tribal Rose

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Tribal Panther Sun

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Tribal Tattoo History and Symbolism

The Tribal style originates from the old tribes like the Body-Art, the Maori tribes, the Haida tribes, the inhabitants of the Marquesan and the tribes of Borneo. What a lot of people now recognize as Tribal is in fact a new style: New Tribalism are the remains of the old Tribal style. Particularly the Borneo style shows a lot of resemblance with New Tribalism.

Concerning all Tribal styles the division in black and white is important. Not only of what has been tattooed must have a good shape but also the parts that have been left blank must also be well shaped. Besides it is more beautiful that the shapes follow your body contours. The balance with Tribals and Ornamentals are very important. That is the reason why it is so important to have a tattoo done by someone who understands the different styles.

The Body-Art tribes
The old Celts lived mainly in England and Ireland (before also in France). Round the year 1000 the Body-Art civilization gradually disappeared. Typical of this style is interlace, spirals, dogs, birds and humans

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The Maori tribes
The Maori originate from New Zealand and have traditional facial tattoos (moko) and special leg tattoos. This tattoo style, that shows a lot of resemblance with the wood carving of the Maoris, is typical for its spirals. Under influence of the missionaries the traditional Maori tattoos disappeared round 1900. In those days the Maori were hunted for their (tattooed) head as a trophy. The facial tattoos of the Maori were individually designed and they’re for never copied from each other. According to the legend the facial tattoos were made to be recognized by friends and family once deceased. According to the story the light goes right through you when you are dead, but your tattoos show whom you are. Since 1980-1990 there is an uprising of the tattoo phenomenon under the Maori in New Zealand. For the Maori a tattoo means inner strength and mastering this inner strength.

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The Haida tribes
The Haida (Indian tribes) lived on the Northwest coast of America. This style of tattoos, which shows a lot of resemblance with the woodcarving of the Haida, thunderbirds, beavers, bears, fish and woodcarving are very common. The pictures are mainly about the Indian astrology. The Indians believed that you partly take over the strength of the animal when having such a tattoo. The Haida style is a forceful, masculine style.

The Marquesan tribes
The Marquesan style originates from the inhabitants of the Marquesan Islands in Polynesia. These islanders used to be completely covered with tattoos. Their bodies showed picture stories, for other tribes to recognize whom you were, where you were from and what you did. In the entire Polynesian area the tattoo culture always has been present, everyone was tattood. The word tattoo is derived from the word 'tatau' that comes from this area. The Marquesan style is mainly based on the divinity Tiki, who is always portrayed with his eyes closed because he smells danger before he sees it. Images that are used a lot in this style are: shells (wealth), shark teeth (protection) lizards, whales, turtles, fish hooks, and so on. The Marquesan style is a form of language in symbols.

Borneo is situated above Indonesia. In former times the headhunters (from the Iban- and Dayak tribes) had tattoos for protection and as proof of their achievement. That is how one obtained a spiral in the form of a flower on the front of the shoulders when making a long trip, but also for cutting someone’s head there was a particular symbol. The headhunters protected the rest of the tribe that lived in trees. They themselves lived on the ground and by the looks of their tattoos you could see what they did and what they have been through. Typical for this style are images of scorpions, flowers, dogs, dragons and spirals.

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Tribal Pirate Skull

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Old English Letter Stomach Tattoo

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Old English Tattoo

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Old English Letter Stomach Tattoo

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The Book of Kells   (Pagan Celt   Viking  &  Pict  Influence  on  Art)

Body-Art   Tattoo   History   Page  #1      Page  #2      Page  #3

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Body-Art Mythology  Page #1     Page #2     Page #3

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A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community

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These designs, pictures, Photographs, JPG,s,Gifs, files, logos, Tattoos, images, content are used exclusively by John Cool's Tattoo Shop Inc. and represents our company, they are our intellectual property 1981 All rights reserved.  All Tattoos By  Artist John Cool A. MacNeal 1981

NO commercial or non-commercial reproductions allowed or tolerated without valid license from John Cool's Tattoo Shop Inc.

All designs and images/content/compilation herein are Copyright 1981.  Trade Mark-Service Mark protections exist. Said Copyright, Copyrights, Service Marks, Trade Marks may be filed, owned, by all, some, or individually by the following,  John Cool A. MacNeal, John Cool's Tattoo Shop Inc. and
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