Tribal tattoos originate from the ancient tribes such as the Maori, Celtic, Haida tribes, and the Borneo tribes. Tribal tattoos have been used for hundreds of years to symbolize humanity. These tattoos were originally used as a camouflage more than a decoration. The oldest proof of scientific tattoos was found on a body of a man who lived more than 5,000 years ago. Over time, the use of tribal tattoos evolves as a way of expressing loyalty to a tribe or group.

These days, tribal tattoos are morphed into something more significant. Scenes were tattooed on the body showing different battles that a person may have taken part. When a loved one dies, a wolf or eagle tattoos could serve as symbol of the departed’s life.

Tribal tattoos are not only limited to Native Americans. In fact, it has been a part of human culture for many years and its use has stretched from Africa, Europe to New Zealand. Although every culture and group have their own specific use and meaning for tribal tattoos, the main idea remains the same. A tribal tattoo is a permanent way to express oneself and to identify one’s loyalty. Tribal symbols are even more popular these days.

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