African tattoos: tribal with meaning

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Each filtering bag tattoos Africans, while the maori tattoosFor example, they are one of the earliest examples of the practice of tattooing. The fact that some tribes on this continent are in a state almost similar to that of thousands of years ago also allows us to see traditional tattooing procedures that we would not otherwise be able to see.

So, if you are curious about African tattoos, keep reading, as in this article we will see the process. to create one of these tattoos, very different from other places in the world.

Meaning of African tattoos

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Tattoos of this style are used to be done to children in the process of becoming men (in women it is less common). The meaning of the tattoo, due to the terrible pain and suffering that it entails, is related to the fact of maturing, of being ready to endure the pain that comes with being alive.

Furthermore, tattoos are also considered an attractive trait that shows strength and strength.

Procedure for getting a tattoo: scarification

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As is very common in Africa, the dark skin of its inhabitants makes it almost impossible to have a tattoo that "holds" the color. That is why the most common is to make designs that leave scars, known as scarification.

Scarification is a very painful process that, in the case of many African tattoos, consisted of cutting the skin or burning it so that even after healing the marks would continue on the skin and the tattoo design would not be lost. And speaking of designs, they were very intricate or simple, obviously with many different meanings.

The history of African tattoos is very interesting, right? Tell us, do you have any tattoos like these? Remember that you can tell us what you want if you leave us a comment!

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