Tattoos are known for being individual expressions of particular experiences, beliefs, passions, culture, notions of belonging and so on. However, in ancient times tattoos were specially related to protection, war, mythological, religion and identity values, and in some cases were a sing used between criminals as an identity symbol or like a way to differentiate then.

For some cultures tattoos were reserved for shamans, priests, or holy members of the tribe. Yet, for some cultures like Japanese, tattoos were not consider for religious or magical representation, but for ornamental intentions by decorating the body and differentiate social classes. Each culture characterizes for a particular style, which include the topics, the shapes, and even the painting technique. One of the most common techniques that ancient men were used to use was to paint the parts of their body where they have not hair with a sharper stick blackened by the fire. Tribal tattoos were painted in black and white with natural pigments, and decorated a big portion of the body following the curves of the body.


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Some examples of tattoos are astrology draws, mythical and magical symbols, religious and ritualistic signs, amulets, among others. The preferred tribal style images include symbols from North America Native Indian, Indigenous, Egyptian, Polynesian, Oriental, Buddhist, South Asian, Hindu, African, Celtic, and Mayan and Aztec people.

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