Warriors are popular tattoos which can be designed in an infinite number of forms. A quick look on different websites for tattoos will give you a repertoire of factual and mythical warriors. They are valued for the artistic part and the symbolism they offer. Warriors tattoos are usually done by men, although we do find a few nice warriors tattoed on females.
If you are looking to put a warrior tattoo design on any part of your body, your biggest problem is ‘choice’. There are so many aspects you can look at, that it is very important that you perform a thorough research so your end decision will be one that will keep you proud and happy for many years.
Warrior designs are period oriented, geographically located, real or fictitious, and even made up by the person who will be doing the tattoo. An important aspect of the warrior tattoo is the armor and tools he carries. The majority of warriors are men but as can be seen from the pictures below, we can occasionally encounter a beautiful female warrior. A popular female warrior is Pocahontas.
The choice of warrior tattoo designs is so vast that you will need time to make up your mind which warrior best describes you and your feelings. You can choose from Holy warriors, Greek warriors, Aztec warriors, Roman warriors, Celtic warriors, and Vikings, all of which represent a different aspect of war.
Other interesting additions to your tattoo are the weapons which range from the normal bow to the crossbows, spears, shields, different type of swords and also the armor and crests. It is very important that the correct armor is used with the kind of warrior you choose. You cannot include a crest which belongs to another era or is known to be the property of a different warrior.
Last but not least, one should also look at the positioning of the warrior. Usually, the warrior is tattooed standing on top of his enemy to show victory. Other warriors are shown in action, or on a bloody field. Most of the time the person who wants a warrior as a tattoo is looking for an aspect that shows his fighting spirit, bravery and courage, skill and strategy, his fearless character, power, aggressiveness and authority. Which one depicts you?
The tattoo above shows a historical warrior in a circular enclosure which is usually connected with Greek or Religious designs. The world wealth might indicate that the tattoo owner wants to fight for what is his own or to make a fortune.
Blue ribbons are connected to many different awareness campaigns. Of interest to us in the battle zone are the meaning of support for the Hong Kong Police, the fight for freedom of speech and peace. The fact that the ribbon is being held by an angel might represent a person who died fighting for some kind of common good.
Images of warriors whether as tattoos, in art, books or films can be found in various forms. Amongst the choice of warriors, some common ones are the Roman Warriors, Greek Warriors, Angelic warriors, the Celtic warriors and Aztec warriors.
Above we can see a back tattoo (one side) which shows a Roman Warrior in all his glory including his armor and sword. Of particular interest in this tattoo is the warrior’s expression which shows determination to win. The designer here also included a background which makes the tattoo very busy and full.
A typical English Warrior with the flag high above showing victory over the fallen soldier underneath the feet of the main character. The tattoo is in monotone however it has interesting lines, shadows and detail.
On the contrary, the one above is a very coloured tattoo emphasising the orange and the red. Two colours connected with blood, danger and war. Again we can see the fallen fighters on the ground being trampled upon by the victorious warrior.
In this tattoo, the focus is on the animal rather than the warrior, which as one might understand had a very important role in wars. The human seems insignificant here and when you look at the animals legs you will notice that it is depicted as a mythical creature.