Tantilizing Tribal Tattoos

By definition, tribal tattoos are tattoos that refer to and celebrate tribes – which means only people who belong to particular tribes with their own tribal tattoo designs would represent said tribes with their tribal tattoo. (Confused yet?) Most people with tribal tattoos nowadays aren’t part of tribes though, so that

Why Tattooing Is Universal

Maori face paint (Ralph Orlowski/Reuters) A National Geographic photographer explains why many cultures view the body as a blank canvas. OLGA KHAZAN ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOUND HERE ASPEN, Colo.—Tattooing, when you think about it, is like smiling: Nearly every culture does it, but not always for the same reason. In a given society, the motivation for covering oneself

Joe Larralde: Polynesian Tattooing in the Pacific Northwest

By Joe Larralde Polynesian tattooing is alive and well here in the Pacific Northwest. Washington and Oregon have long been a hub for Hawaiian and other people of Pacific-island descent. Portland in particular has a large and ever growing population, and fortunately for me they are seeking out their roots when