37 Exotic Tribal Back Tattoo Designs

For those interested in tribal tattoos, you back is perhaps the best canvas that you can get. You back has more area available for tattooing than any other area on your body, so if you are after something truly memorable, the back is an excellent choice. These tribal designs are fierce and dynamic.

Tribal Back Tattoo Designs: When you loll about on the beach, we are sure you must have cast your eyes on a man who sports an awesome bit of body design on his back. You can come across these tattoos on men in gyms too when they work out. Depending on the design and the way the tattoo  has been rendered you may think of it as great looking or rather boring.

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1) The difficult thing about tribal tattoos is making sure that you are able to fill in every single piece of the black or whatever color is chosen. If the tribal is fully colored in, then it looks as if not enough time was taken or it wash a rushed tattoo. This tribal tattoo in particular looks incredibly well done and it is apparent that the tattoo artist took his or her time on this tattoo. It flows effortlessly across his back. As the ink is heavily dominating the right side of the back, it transitions beautifully to the left side.
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2) The symmetry on this tattoo is perfect. If you take a step back, and look closely, the tribal makes an image of what appears to be some sort of sting ray. The spine-like imagery that is going down this mans actual spine would have been pretty painful but well worth the hurt.

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3) This is the reason that motifs of tribal art have caught on so much in the past few years. They are simple yet can be complex and this adds to their attraction. Plus another reason is that they seem to signify something beyond a mere tattoo, they have an aura of legend and mystery about them. Plus the plethora of designs that you can choose from are numerous. You can go with the cross (of Gothic, Coptic, Celtic) or go with butterfly designs.

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4) This tribal tattoo is very unique in the sense that it offers a little more depth than most tribal pieces. You can see that are faces and symbols that are incorporated within the design and instantly make you curious of the story or meaning behind the figures seen.
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5) This back piece is very unique and original. It not only has a theme of traditional tribal, but also a modern feel. The tattoo is dominated by loads of black and greys but the hints of reds really bring the whole tattoo together and allows it to flow well together.
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6) This tattoo was obviously just recently finished, and you can tell by the irritated and red skin within the tattoo. This fresh ink has perfect symmetry and the negative space is brilliantly used. with faces hidden within the negative space and the whole tattoo spanning across this persons entire back, it is evident that much time and attention to detail was taken while doing this tattoo.
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7) The amount of shading and filling in this tattoo is unbelievable. So much time was taken to fill in those solid black figures. As the back tribal tattoo continues down both arms, it flows perfectly into each other. The tattoo on the back of the neck is almost like an explanation point for the entire tattoo.

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8) The one that has really caught on among all the tribal body art motifs is the dragon. It is obvious that a dragon would add a certain masculine aura to a guy when it is there for the whole wide world to see on his back. Nothing like a dragon to catch the eye and get people talking. If you happen to be of Irish origin then you can go in for deep and mysterious designs of the Celtic origin. These tattoo designs depict the richness of the Celtic people and the spirit and history of all things Celtic.

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9) The pain that this guy must have gone through with most likely hours of constant poking done must have been close to unbearable. The shading is really well done on the spine that is going down this dudes spine. The traditional Japanese style on this mans arm and back has a mix of tribal within the dragon as well. This tattoo artist and canvas obviously work well together and understand the vision and desire of each others ability.
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10) This tribal skull has so much depth to it. It feels as if the eyes of the skull are looking deep into your soul as you are looking deep into this tattoo. The tribal seconds as emotional and an angry brow for the skull, giving it a human-like feel. The teeth of this tribal skull are very well done and shaded perfectly. The amount of time in the shading details and filler is impressive.
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11) The artist that did this tattoo did a great job of giving this dragon a sense of movement. The flames along the outside of the dragon and behind it really brings the whole tattoo together.

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12) Rather than a simple and eye catching design that is only aesthetically pleasing, you can have all that along with something that has a rich history and an amazing air of mystery when you go in for a tribal tattoo. This way you have something to say when people ask you about the design that you had made on your body.

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13) The lower back area is one that lends itself admirably for the purpose of getting a tattoo. It is suitably broad and smooth. The area also shows little change when you put on or lose weight and do not age as much as the rest of you. Plus you have some truly amazing tribal tattoo motifs that you can pick from. Females seem to be drawn to these sensual designs and want them to for their lower portion their back.

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14) The skulls on the top of this tattoo almost look like they are real. The Shading and shadowing of this entire piece are very impressive. this would have taken multiple sessions to complete and days and days of healing. The Chinese dragon that tales up most of the back is a beautiful representation of the culture.

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15) These look good and can draw a lot of attention when you are wearing clothes suitable for the beach. You can choose to go for one of the many themes and choices that you get in tribal designs for tattoos. You can finalize a list of those that appeal to you most and spend a day or two to decide which is the one that you want on your back.

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16) You cant go wrong with a classic tribal dragon tattoo. This giant piece on this guys back is fierce and very well done.
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17) Tribal like this always deserves a round of applause. The sting ray in this tribal tattoo is mind blowing.
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18) If you look a little closer, you can see the face within the tribal tattoo. Its a beautiful image hidden within another beautiful image.

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There is no doubt that tribal tattoos on the lower back have become popular and that these make you look hip and trendy. Just take a peek at the designs that are rendered here to get an idea of the choices that you have. The final decision can be taken after suitable discussions with near and dear ones and some amount of soul searching. After all a tattoo is a long-term commitment and you want to be sure about what you want. Once you are done with all the thinking then go for it!

19) You know you can choose if you want to flaunt it or cover it, depending on the occasion. All you have to do is wear a longer top or shirt to cover it and a shorter top or shirt when you want to flaunt it!

20) This large tribal tattoo has excellent shading and flows perfectly round the script on this persons side. They are being brought together almost as one piece with the quality of flow that the artist was able to accomplish.

Let’s check out some astounding examples of Tribal Back Tattoo Designs.


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23) This tattoo is a work of art. Every part of this tattoo from the ground to the wings is filled with intricate detail. The abs and wings make this feel like this tattoo is a photo. Whatever artist did this tattoo deserves a couple of awards.
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24) There is so much movement and life in this tattoo. The detail in the wings and the body of the figure invoke emotion in the person looking at this tattoo and the way that the negative space was used in order to portray life is perfectly done.
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25) Detail, detail, detail. This tattoo is without a doubt the most detailed and articulate tattoo that I’ve ever seen. Every single piece of this tattoo was planned out and combed through. This looks like the tattoo artists must have taken hours upon hours of time to make sure that the detail in every square inch of this tattoo was perfected.
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26) The classic Celtic Cross with angel wings in the middle of the back will never go out of style. The beauty within the cross really brings out the rest of the tattoo.
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27) This tattoo artist has incredible symmetry. The little bits of color on the outside of the tattoo allows you to focus first on the outside and then in draws you into the center of the tattoo.
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28) The negative space on this persons back was used very well. The angles and shading really bring this tattoo together.
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29) An excellent take on a peacock. This bird has been given motion and emotion within this tattoo. The details in the feathers and wings are very impressive and the way that the smoke is coming off the wings makes you want to look at this tattoo all day long.
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30) This is a great scorpion tattoo. The shell, legs and pinchers of this beast make it look like it could kill you in a heartbeat. I love the clever idea of bringing the stinger up and onto the neck.
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31) This tribal tattoo almost acts as a frame for the face of the tiger. The stripes within the face of the tiger and the eyes give me the feeling that its going to jump off of his back and come after me. All of the shading must have been painful, but worth it for sure.
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32) This is another beautiful tribal sting ray tattoo with faces hidden within it. Something that I like about this tattoo is that it isn’t 100% symmetrical. As you can see each side is different and it brings its own flavor and style to the tattoo.
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33) This tribal tattoo is very unique. This is made up of mostly solid sections with well used minimal negative space. The solid reds and solid blacks in this piece give it a bold and confronting attitude.
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34) This tribal dragon is a force to be reckoned with. Its bold, black, classic, and bad ass. The tribal design gives it a flowing movement and a feeling of culture.
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35) The never ending dragon. This perfect circle that is also a dragon is a perfect example of symmetry. the bold and solid lines, combined with the attention to detail are a great combination for a killer tattoo.
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36) Not only is she attractive, she is also tattooed. If took a quick glance, you may think that the giant tribal tattoo on this girls back is a shirt by the way it goes up her neck and around her sides. This solid black tribal tattoos really shows that this girl has some serious edge.
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37) The amount of shading and healing that this person must have gone through must have been incredible. This perfectly symmetrical tattoo is filled a lot of black and just enough red to catch your eye and make this thing pop.



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