For centuries,tattoossymbolized the membership in groups, families, but for a few years,tattooshave become more popular. It is possible that many people have them not only for decorative purpose, so we must understand why more than thirty million people worldwide have submitted this type of self mutilation. The choice of atattootoday can tell something about the soul of its owner; some believe that atattoois the graffiti for the soul…
We’ll find many surprising stories about thetattoossignificance and role: many sailors believe that atattoois a talisman against the possibility of drowning at sea. The American Indian believedtattoosprotected them in battle and some Burmese people think even today that atattooover the heart can stop bullets.
Thetribaltattooshistory is a real kaleidoscope; each place of Earth where thetattoosare popular has a particular and many times surprising history, significance, tradition, and realization technique. But almost everywhere, thetattoosappeared a few hundred years ago.
The place where the wordtattoooriginated, were thetribaltattooreached perfection for thousand of years is Tahiti. Here thetattoosapplications are most painful, but it reached a high level of artistic endeavor. The habitants of Samoa still believe that the elaborate geometrical design of the traditional body suit is the way to show respect for the God-qualities, for others it is the rite of passage to manhood.