Although today’s bow and arrow have become regulated by sport hunting and game hunting, those who follow this ancient path have every reason to want to entrust this timeless skill to their flesh.
Bow hunting tattoos have slowly crept into traditional aesthetics, due to the many positive cultural correlations that were previously relegated to the privileged few. Indigenous and Native American groups have extended the bow hunter’s emblem to a number of people with deep personal ties to his imagery. The bow hunting symbol, for example, can indicate persistence in the face of adversity in the wild, a celebration of its survival over the animal and the element.
Bow hunting tattoos differ in style and concept, emphasizing particular points of interest to the wearer. Some may choose to focus on the archer himself, while others prefer that the instrument be the main focal point, in some cases with the bow and the quiver separated from each other.
Whichever rendering you choose, there is no denying the poignant and powerful imagery associated with the bow hunter. Here is a modern man who has mastered the oldest rigors and who is at the top of his game, no matter where he lives in the world.