Tattooing is an art that has been practiced on human bodies for thousands of years. Cultures all around the world have their own significance of each design, and while traditional techniques are still used today, newer ones are on the rise. Here’s a look at what tattoos look like around the world. Egyptian tattoo culture
Samoan tattoos… it’s been around for a long time There’s a lot of stories behind it as well The most common one that you’ll probably hear is “It’s an initiation into manhood.” Back in the old days they were given to them as… one as a coming of age tattoo, and then two is setting
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The upper symbol is what we call ‘napaartoq’. Or arctic willow. It stands for strength and perseverance. It is so tough and so flexible. It doesn’t break easily. So you’re borrowing its strength by having it tattooed on yourself. And the bottom… The squares. We assume they mean settlement or villages. It seems that way
– Yeah, it hurt as hell. (laughing) It really hurts. (upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) I’m Susumu. This is my very first tattoo, I really didn’t know what I was getting into when I started it. We are doing the final part, which is filling the eyes, which is I believe the pin session. And
Welcome to Tatuajes Tattoo Today we’ll talk about Polynesian tattoos and meanings Before we begin our video We publish videos every day so make sure to subscribe for more funny tattoos Islands Polynesian ranging from corners in Hawaii New Zealand and Easter Island. The Polynesian languages are the main factor defining the region Polynesian tattoos
The mana comes not from me, but it comes from the tools and if everything goes right, then the person is embedded with mana. When you receive a tattoo, you go from one existence to another. You not only change physically but oftentimes, there is a deeper change within you. And so it does represent
– [Narrator] High up in the Cordillera mountains in the Philippines, in the village of Buscalan, lives a woman who is the last of her kind. (foreign language) (bustling village) – Mambabatok is the name given to the traditional tattoo artist of the Kalinga ethnic group. The artists are masters of their thousand-year-old trade. Originally