A figure of great cultural significance and legend the cowboy is a staple of the old west and these cowboy tattoos show it!
Cowboy is the name given to an animal herder who traditionally herds cattle in North America, usually on horseback. Interestingly the cowboy has much older roots and similar figures existed in Europe, specifically in Spain before the colonization of America, although it is in America where the cowboy image has most resonance. The North American cowboy is a classic image of the wild west frontier and the bold individuals that helped tame it. Inspired by such brazen horse mounted folks cowboy tattoos are a colorful tribute to the people that laid the foundations for modern America.
Cowboy tattoos take that wild west love and put it into some awesome designs. Often tattooed in a bold traditional style cowboy tattoos are a great tattoo choice and these 12 cowboy tattoos are sure to give you some enjoyment!