Tribal tattoos have been practiced for thousands of years. Modern people still get them done for many reasons such as to belong to a modern 'tribe' even if they do it on a subconscious level. Getting tattooed was also seen as a rite of passage into adulthood.
A belief goes that if a girl can't take the pain of tattooing, she is un-marriageable, because she will never be able to deal with the pain of child birth. If a boy can't deal with the pain he is considered to be a bad risk as a warrior, and could become isolated from the tribe.
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Choosing a tattoo for the first time can be difficult, especially when the tattoo will be permanent on your body for the rest of your life. Now, what tattoo designs should you choose? The first thing you need to consider is WHY you get the tattoo, what is your motive behind the tattoo?
Many modern American tattooist will tell you, "When you should get a tattoo, the tattoo god will tell you that it is time." Check out this article on Hawaiian arm tattoos on the site. In the 1970's, American tattooing discovered primitive, tribal tattoos. People wanted simple designs with meaning and they began copying designs, primarily from the islands of the South Pacific.