What do Hawaiian tribal tattoos mean?
That is a question with a complicated answer/ If you go to Hawaii (to anyone who has been seriously and gonestly trained in this type of the tattoo tradition) you will go to them, and the artist will ask you about your life, and your perosnality. through this, they will come up with a design or series of designs that the artist believes will fit you. many of these designs center around protection and luck, or ideas like creativity, travel, and things of that nature.
the actual process of hawaiian/polynesian tattoing itself is interesting, but that is a question for another day.
What does the black outlined star tattoo on a persons neck mean or did mean before it became the new tribal band?
first of all, "new tribal band"? stars were a mainstay in tattooing long before the typical tribal arm band. and they don't "mean" anything. tattoos mean different things to different people. stop looking for a set standard of meaning in all tattoos/tattoo designs. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things.
It's a bit played out that tattoos have to have "meaning" to them. For the most part, tattoos are skin decoration and little else unless you are getting it for tribal purposes related to religion, but in a way all tattoos have some kind of meaning to them, but it is usually only relative to the person that is wearing it.
only idiots get meaningless tatoos. tribal=meaningless therefore, tribal=stupid Well, there is your average opinion. As an artist, I feel they are over played, but what really isn't. Tribal is considered one of the most over-done tattoos, and most people get them just because they cannot think of anything better. Most of my tattoos have no meaning to them, and I feel that they shouldn't. I have a bio-mechanical tattoo. Bio-mech is essentially tribal in 3-d…
it means NOTHING. stop looking for meaning in all tattoos. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things. also, different designs mean different things to different people. there isn't an end all answer. try asking the person it's on what it means to them.