Let's stay out west, shall we? We covered cowboys, but what about Indians? Native American tattoos are a popular design choice too. There is a difference, however, between a traditional Native American tattoo that one's ancestors may have worn and one that is simply in a Native motif. Today we'll look at the trend of traditional ink:
Who gets a Native American tattoo? The popularity of Native tattoo art is growing among young people who share tribal heritage, as they seek to reclaim and reconnect with their family lineage.
Many Native tribes had tattoo traditions. Bearers of a tattoo were believed to have acquired great power from it. The symbols and placements of these marks vary widely among native cultures. Because of that, any young person who is seeking a specific cultural symbol should make extra certain that their knowledge of their family history is accurate. Many families have lost the specifics of their tribal affiliations and the information you get may not be 100% accurate. It would actually hurt your chances of reconnecting with your ancestral tribe to accidentally get a tattoo of a different people or possibly one in the wrong location according to tradition.
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