Tribal Tattoo Designs For Men And Women

tribal tattoo
Call it scarification, facial/face marks or tribal tattoos – probably because they are peculiar to the faces of most people from a particular tribe– tribal marks are one of the core physical features that helps one to identify the African tribe from which an individual with such marks belongs to.
The most common place where people are given a tribal tattoo is on the face, hence it’s called facial marks.
How important are these facial marks?
These marks used to be the “in thing” in the olden days. It was often given for various purposes like beautification of a child’s face, marking a child to distinguish his tribe, marking out slaves during the era of slavery in Africa, chasing away spirits that cause illness in children who are always ill, or probably because the parents/grandparents liked the idea of their children having such in accordance with the culture and tradition of the people. That was then, not now. It has, however, lost its significance with the coming of Christianity and Westernization.
It is pertinent to note that these marks are given to a child during their naming ceremony in many parts of Africa.
There’s no gainsaying that these African tattoos are going to die with the generation of people born before the 80s and 90s. As a matter of fact, the practice of giving tribal marks has been abolished in African countries like Ghana. This is a clear indication that such a practice has no place in the 21st century.
Types of Facial Marks
In this section, we’d look at the different types of tribal marks each with its own meaning, and the African tribes they are peculiar to.
  • Tribal marks in Nigeria
  • Tribal marks in Ghana
  • Tribal marks in Ethiopia
  • Tribal tattoo for girls, women, men e.t.c
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