In college it seemed like everyone had a tribal tattoo. It was no longer a them thing, it was an everyone thing. Black lines darting in and out over exposed skin. Tattoos had moved from the back alley to the main stream. But before the main stream, before the back alley tattoo parlor there were our ancestors. And even with them, everyone seemed to want one.
Samoans which the word tattoo comes from were the original tribal tattooing experts. Polynesia and Aztecs were among the first as well. Some mummies have even been found with tattoo's on their skin. Tribal tat has been around for almost as long as man has been. African priestess were said to be found with makes on their arms and legs too.
Thousands of years of cultures, it is no wonder that tattooing has mad its way into the main stream. From tribal warriors ready for battle to Priests and Priestesses ready to heal and help the sick. Ancient cultures have seen this form of tattooing as more then just art, but a way to signify ones level of commitment to the tribe. Worn because of cultural phenomenon, tribal tattoos have become a art form in today's society.
Many people found their own place inside society modern day tribe. Calling on the past that sits inside of all of us people started piercing their skin with tattoo guns. Deep down in our DNA we are all still the warriors looking back at our ancestors as examples of tribal body art. The inner warrior comes out in our modern day tattoos. Both men and women have falling into line with the tribal tattoo belief which by having this tattoo it now represents something about them.
That something is different for everyone, but the spirit of tribal body art is still there. In the last 40 years women have stepped up and joined the tribe as well. Throwing away old and outdated views they have become liberated. A woman can get through childbirth, getting a tribal tattoo is easy. Women's tribal tattoos are every bit as bold and brash as the men that get them. From a simple beginning in a far off tribe, to current fantasy and want. Tribal Tattooing, the tribe of warriors that sits inside all of us, our ancestors has asked us to become the embodiments of their and our own heritage. you can take how we feel about yourself, the place you want to be in the worlds modern tribe and show that artwork on your skin.