Monday, April 30, 2012

The Tribal Tattoo Art

Tribal tattooing started many years ago with traditional countless tribes. These tribes had tattoos for many reasons, including spirituality, to identify families and clans, marriage, rites of passage, as stewards of totem animals and love spells and charms.

Polynesian - There are many different styles of Polynesian tattooing such as Maori, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian and Marquesan. Each island has its own style, but similar characteristics of all those bold black abstracts and figurative designs.
Maori - the meanings of these tribal tattoos to celebrate important events throughout life and represent, courage and strength status.
Hawaiian - Some common forms and symbols used are fish, birds, turtles, sharks, waves, rain and sun. Hawaiian tattoos have meanings such as tribal membership, celebration, self expression and some are made just for decoration.

Native American - Tattoos Native American people have more spiritual significance and represent a connection to the land. New tattoos are tattoos of animals such as the eagle that carries great religious significance.