AlexGuess saidIf I'm not mistaken that's a tribal tattoo, that is a tattoo that the design has no meaning, they just like how it looks.
Actually Alex a tribal tattoo has alot of meaning, tattoos have served as rites of passage, marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, pledges of love, punishment, amulets and talismans, protection, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves and convicts. The symbolism and impact of tattoos varies in different places and cultures. Tattoos may show how a person feels about a relative (commonly mother/father or daughter/son) or about an unrelated person.
Today, people choose to be tattooed for cosmetic, sentimental/memorial, religious, and magical reasons, and to symbolize their belonging to or identification with particular groups. Some Māori still choose to wear intricate moko on their faces. In Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, the yantra tattoo is used for protection against evil and to increase luck. In the Philippines certain tribal groups believe that tattoos have magical qualities, and help to protect their bearers. Most traditional tattooing in the Philippines is related to the bearer's accomplishments in life or rank in the tribe.
The tattoo pictured by the OP is not tribal at all ( although some will refer to it as that ) , actually more of a contemporary design whose sole purpose is to accentuate the musculature ( not that there is anything wrong with that )
I personally prefer tatts that have a story to tell about the wearer.