Tribal tattoos, as the name implies, originated among Native American tribes and date back to over 5,000 years. Perhaps they are so prevalent among fraternity brothers due to the fact that the tattoos were originally applied to show loyalty to a particular tribe in native lands.
Tattoos were also used to display a person's caste status, wealth, role in the tribe, even to document his brave deeds or societal contributions. They also served a purpose when it came to traveling, tribal tattoos clearly identified a stranger as belonging to a neighboring sect and detailed what rank he held.
Later on, tattoos were used to create scenes on the body depicting battles the tribe member took place in. They were also used as memorials for loved ones who had passed away, their memory honored in the form of a soaring eagle.
Tattoos were certainly not limited to Native Americans, however. The Yokuts of California used body modification to call attention to the location of a person's supernatural power; the indigenous tribes of New Zealand, Africa, Central America and Hawaii also practiced the art of tattooing.
Tribal Tattoos are extremely popular and can add a distinct 'je ne sais quoi' to a person's character. The real beauty of tribal tattoos is that they don't have to be loud and obnoxious useless you want them to be, but rather subtle and stylish. It is a style that typically capitalizes on solid black lines and coloring (with some exceptions of course) and it is also composed of pointed and curved elements. It's bold and eye catching. In short, it's a pretty wicked looking style!
The Best Tattoo Tribal Gallery - Alyson Hannigan Tattoos
We have spotted three tattoos on Alyson Hannigan.
Her tattoos include, two intertwined tribal dolphins on her right ankle, along with a small turtle on her left foot, and finally a Japanese kanji which represents good luck and happiness, located on her lower back.
Sarah Harding has been seen donning a few tattoos recently, including a rather large Tibetan script inked on the inner portion of her left forearm.
She has also been spotted with a new tattoo design located behind her right ear, which is a star design.
And just last year she a small tattoo on her back removed by way of laser.