Contrary to popular belief, tattoos date back several thousands of years and can found in various parts of the world. There are several types of tattoos and lots of designs each with its meaning. You can easily find six different types of symbols. Full designs can be found here.
Tattoos Caused by Trauma: These tattoos are the result of an accidental event or application of a predetermined force. In an accident, for example, a person who falls to the ground with considerable force can get asphalt in his opened flesh wounds that will not come out quickly.
Getting poked with a pen or pencil is another example when you can get ink or graphite into your skin. Open wounds when in contact with gun powder or coal dust could result in traumatic tattoos.
Tattoos Created Professionally: As the name implies, these expertly designed and executed tattoos by experienced artists who are both knowledgeable and skillful in all matters relating to symbols.
Tattoos Used as Identification: The Maori tattoo would be a straightforward example of an identification symbol. It is a custom of the Maoris to get a tattoo on their face or their head for every important occasion in their life.
All personal achievements and skills find a place in the Maori tattoos that stand alongside ones that describe a person’s ancestry and family background.