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16 Most Popular African Tattoos Styles In 2022

The African continent is considered as the “cradle of humankind”. Also, it is de facto the origin of tattoos. Signs of symbolic tattoos used to be discovered on the bodies of ancient Egyptian mummies.

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In ancient Africa, these symbols fulfill the function of symbolizing social hierarchy and kinship, curing diseases, and praying for blessings. For these reasons, the symbols were used for decorating their bodies, which is akin to modern tattoo culture.

Here are some quintessential African tattoos. If you are interested in Medusa tattoos, this CNC article “10+ Beautiful Medusa Tattoos Not To Be Missed in 2022” is dedicated to the meaning and styles of Medusa tattoos.

Adinkra tattoo

Adinkra, one of the earliest tattoos, which originated from West Africa, is a collection of various symbols.

Adinkra  tattoo

Dwennimmen tattoo

Dwennimmen is portrayed as bird view of two colliding ram horns, representing humbleness and power.

Dwennimmen tattoo

 

Duafe tattoo

Duafe features a wooden comb, representing kind-hearted African women who are cleanly.

Duafe tattoo

Sankofa  tattoo

Sankofa, often heart-shaped or showing a bird moving its beak backward, is the name of a bird in a fairy tale in Akan in Ghana, Africa. Sankofa can be frequently seen in traditional Akan arts and it plays an important role among African-Americans and African wanderers, standing for the necessity of reviewing the past and achieving a successful future.

Sankofa  tattoo

Ankh tattoo

“Ankh” used to be hieroglyph traditionally in ancient Egypt, meaning “life” or “breath of life”.

Ankh tattoo

Tribal-style tattoo

Tribal-style usually consists of several patterns that feature African tribal style.

Tribal-style tattoo

African warrior tattoo

It is the symbol of bravery and fearlessness.

African warrior tattoo

South-African national flag tattoo

South-African national flag tattoo

African women portrait tattoo

Africa is considered to be the nation of all humankind. Therefore, many people choose African women portrait as their tattoos for they symbolize attractiveness, bravery and wisdom.

African women portrait tattoo

Elephant tattoo

Elephants are regarded as wise chiefs full of power and wisdom.

Elephant tattoo

African continent tattoo

African continent tattoo

African lion tattoo

Lion tattoos are the most welcomed and fierce design, standing for wisdom, stateliness, bravery and protection.

African lion tattoo

The goddess of Africa tattoo

The goddess of Africa represents power.

The goddess of Africa tattoo

African natural scenery tattoo

These tattoos have various styles, usually African plants or tree stumps.

African natural scenery tattoo

African animals tattoo

African animals tattoo

Pyramid tattoo

Pyramid tattoo

African mask tattoo

African mask tattoo

 

African Landscape Tattoo

African Landscape Tattoo

 

African Woman Tattoo

African Woman Tattoo

 

African Roots Tattoo

 

African Roots Tattoo
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