Native America Indian Tattoos have become very popular recently. They are very popular with college students and professional athletes. When a person says I have a tribal tattoo they are actually referring to an American Indian form of tattoo design.
Many people like tribal tattoos as a way to express their individuality. In some cases people want to show their pride about being a member of a specific tribe or an ancestor of the tribe. It is advisable to do your genealogy research carefully if you want to get a tattoo based on an ancestor. It would be quite embarrassing to get a tattoo design based on the wrong tribe.
Indian tattoos like all tattoos come in many variations. Some examples are the classic intertwined tribal design, and a design based on a word within the given tribes language. Just like some people tattoo a child’s or loved ones name on their body.
One thing many people fail to realize especially younger people is that tattoos of any type are permanent. When choosing a Native American Indian tattoo please keep this in mind. If you change your mind later you will either have to cover the tattoo up with another tattoo or go through expensive and potentially painful laser removal.
When looking for an Indian tattoo artist makes sure they have examples of their work you can look at. The best thing to do is request a prior customer to come into the shop so you can look at the artists work.
All tattoos Indian, tribal or others must be done by a professional in a clean environment using sterilized needle. If there is any question in your mind about cleanliness and sanitation choose another tattoo parlor for your Indian tattoo.
Whatever style of Indian tattoo you choose have fun with your decision but choose wisely. The tattoo will be with you for the rest of your life.
Joseph Paige © 2006