For centuries, tattoos symbolized the membership in groups, families, but for a few years, tattoos have become more popular. The American Indian believed tattoos protected them in battle and some Burmese people think even today that a tattoo over the heart can stop bullets.
The tribal tattoos history is a real kaleidoscope; each place of Earth where the tattoos are popular has a particular and many times surprising history, significance, tradition, and realization technique. The place where the word tattoo originated, were the tribal tattoo reached perfection for thousand of years is Tahiti. The ancient Maori warriors started their tattoos tradition painting their faces with charcoal before each battle. Celtic tattoos are one of the most attractive design choices. Some fifth century painted pictures are representing warriors having tattoos all over their body; the tattoos are indicating the rank or caste.