origins of Tyson's tattoo?

according to http://www.thisislondon.com/sport/articles/3420389 it is african, but it looks more polynesian to me. Anybody with tattoo knowledge?
thanks

picture of tattoo here http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/2778975.stm

IMO…

It just looks like those generic “tribal” tats that you see everywhere these days. It doesn’t resemble anything traditional in any of the tattoo books I have or in my tattoo experience.

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Agreed: it looks bog-standard Tribal - a popular modern style whose influences come as much from Western decorative traditions as anything ethnic. Similar examples here.

tribal - shows how out of date I am. Thanks guys

The link above to the picture didn’t work for me, but this one does…

Isn’t it from Star Trek Voyager?

:stuck_out_tongue:

Now the photo is on a different page…
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/2778975.stm