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.
The Hawaiians are prominent among people who have specific tattoo gods. In Hawaii, the images of the tattoo gods are kept in the temples of tattoo priests. Each tattoo session begins with a prayer to the tattoo gods that the operation might not cause death, that the wounds might heal soon, and that the tattoo designs might be handsome.
If you are looking for a new tattoo that has meaning behind it then why not go for a pocket watch tattoo design? It’s timely, and it gives a real vintage look if that’s …
Are Tattoos Actually Addictive? - While many people are content with one little tattoo, many others can't wait to start adorning their body with more ink. 'Addictive' is probably the wrong word, but there's something to being emotionally moved by your body becoming a piece of art.
Start off with a small tattoo and then work your way from there. Carefully choose every portion of your tattoo remembering that you WILL be stuck with this tattoo for a very long time. You may want to put several small tattoos together to make a larger tattoo or you could put a few large tattoos together to make a rather large, but unique tattoo to show off.