THE HISTORY OF TATTOO IS HARD TO RECOUNT EVENTHOUGH IT’S AN ANCESTRAL PRACTICE WE CAN’T PLACE IT’S ORIGIN.
HISTORY OF TRIBAL TATTOO
Those few lest years tribal tattoos have known a rapid expension. Since the dawn of times tattoos were made on both genders customise, modify our skin. Some tattoos are sometimes the expression of a personal freedom of individuality. But most of them are linked with traditions that identify someone as member or non-member of a local group, it also expresses religious, magical or spiritual beliefs or personal convictions. We all have a deep need to belong to a group, that’s the basic tribal need, and the reason why tribal tattoo had undergone a renewal. Tribal tattoos have a simple appeal: we love them because they adorn our skins, they reinforce optimistic feelings about ourselves and in some way they link us to some mysterious and ancient practices.
The technic of the skin’s adornment is probably as old as man itself. Maybe it was one of his conscious action, that implkies tools, that separates him from the rest of the animal kingdom. W e think that the first essential of the cave men was to adorn themselves (by tattooing) so they could hide and protect like the animals did. The emergence and/or the renewal of the ancient tribal art is not limited to the generation of young men and women of the western countries. After it was illegal for a couple of century these old and traditional arts have also know a renewal in the young population of all tribes.
Tattooing is a well spread method of body adornment in which marks and signs are applkies on the body by injecting color in the skin. In the past in the other cultures tattoo implied one to several needles sticked to a piece of wood, it is this process that led to the term tattoo via the firsts sounds polynesian: tau tau.
The most ancient tattooed body was a man of that died 5000 years ago. Engravings on ice of 15000 bc show tattooed men. Some studies say that tattoo appears about 30000 years ago. Everyone knows that except for mummies every traces of art on human body disapear with the flammes.
The western modern culture knows a resurection of the tribal tattoo. Some pretechnologic designs (balck tribal) link a persone to the origines of every presnet human society, a tribal culture where tattoo had a maening with the tattooee itself (not just a symbole of the present cultur) like a tattoo by Niko from kustom tattoo paris.