chief skull tattoo via @johnny_quintana

35 Majestic Indian Chiefs Skull Tattoos

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Full headdresses are worn by Plains Indians men who have earned a place of great respect within their tribe.

via @kunbsa
via @kunbsa

They are seen as items of important spiritual and political significance.

via @zombietattoojoe
via @zombietattoojoe

Sometimes worn into battle, warriors who were first in line and returned home safely would earn one eagle feather.

via @xellieclark
via @xellieclark

Each feather in an honored person's possession has to be earned through acts of incredible courage and honour on behalf of the tribe, or gifted to them in gratitude for their hard work.

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Splendid linework! via @solidtattookristina
Splendid linework! via @solidtattookristina

In the United States, eagles are protected birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, and only enrolled members of a Native American tribe may legally possess them.

via @ben_whiteraven
via @ben_whiteraven

Some warriors might be awarded only two or three honour feathers in their whole lifetime, so difficult are they to earn.

via @genoski
via @genoski

Enjoy these beautiful Indian Chiefs skulls with full headdresses:

via @johnny_quintana
via @johnny_quintana
via @ibud.nyoman
via @ibud.nyoman
via @koko_art999
via @koko_art999
via @rosa_tattoo
via @rosa_tattoo
via @plinioazevedo
via @plinioazevedo
via @tattoos_by_kordell
via @tattoos_by_kordell
via @972sketch
via @972sketch
Great freehand work via @adixtattoo_bali
Great freehand work via @adixtattoo_bali
via @bendoukakistattoo
via @bendoukakistattoo
Very clean linework! via @blackmagicjake
Very clean linework! via @blackmagicjake
Nice color choices here via @blackrosetattoorj
Nice color choices here via @blackrosetattoorj
by @freddiali on @paulbacklin
by @freddiali on @paulbacklin
via @t_sitp
via @t_sitp
via @caraphernelia99
via @caraphernelia99
via @cliffred44
via @cliffred44
unfinished piece via @danedonkertattoos
unfinished piece via @danedonkertattoos
via @diego_oro_tattoo
via @diego_oro_tattoo

via @doddy_tattoos
via @doddy_tattoos
via @ericmoren0
via @ericmoren0
via @gustavonardini
via @gustavonardini
via @jbiswell
via @jbiswell
via @joekworrall
via @joekworrall
via @jonragoe
via @jonragoe
via @keeblertattoos
via @keeblertattoos
via @leandro.tattoo
via @leandro.tattoo
via @mrvampirejordan
via @mrvampirejordan
via @rmanfrere
via @rmanfrere
via @sewnandblown
via @sewnandblown
via @shuntattoo
via @shuntattoo
via @tattoo_sjur
via @tattoo_sjur

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