origins of Tyson's tattoo?

according to it is african, but it looks more polynesian to me. Anybody with tattoo knowledge?

picture of tattoo here


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.


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tribal - shows how out of date I am.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?


Now the photo is on a different page…